Young Guns 33 complete with 7 matches

 Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 finalizes Young Guns 33 preliminary card with seven matches   ROAD Fighting Championship opens the full preliminary card, Young Guns 33, for Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. As previously announced for the main event of Young Guns 33, “Crying Fist” alumnis Park Hyun-Geun and Jang Dae-Young face off. Both proven that their grappling and striking are equally impressive, so their match up will be a turning point for the two up and comers.   China Trials In the China Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament, finalists Shang Lianru (5-5, Guangdong Glory Fight Club) and Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu (4-3, Shiren Beelii) will face one another for the right to be seeded. Shang made a huge statement in his opening match by blasting Nuertiebieke Habetihan with punches that knocked him down, then followed up with pounding to get the fast win.  Khuukhenkhuu defended the shoots of Rodrigo Caporal, and mounted a striking comeback, so including Caporal's penalties for missing weight, Khuukhenkhuu got the decision. Shang versus Amartuvshin is a contrast of styles and experience, as the 18-year old Chinese striker takes on the sambo and judo standout from Mongolia.  Young Guns 33 A fast-paced flyweight match is set between Yoo Jae-Nam (4-6, Team Force) and Jeong Won-Hee (debut, Ssen Gym). Yoo has faced many strong Japanese opponents: he went the distance against former Shooto champ and UFC vet Yasuhiro Urushitani, had an upset win over Shooto champ Mikihito Yamagami, and faced DEEP champ Tatsumitsu Wada. Yoo's recent record of 3 losses in a row makes him hungry to fight on home soil again and change his luck. Jeong will make his professional MMA debut following a kickboxing career record of 9-5. His transition to MMA was made in the amateur ROAD FC Attack League where he went a respectable 6-1-1. Jeong's chance on Young Guns was granted by winning the Attack League flyweight tournament held in February. Yoo versus Jung will be a fast-paced bout between exciting fighters who look for the finish. Kim Kyung-Pyo (6-1, MMA Story) and Jin Tae-Ho (2-3, Ronin Crew) will meet each other at lightweight. Kim is coming off an excellent win over former Pancrase and Gladiator champ Yamashita Gota. He is a well-rounded prospect from the gym with two ROAD FC champs: Cha Jung-Hwan and Choi Mu-Gyeom.  Jin is coming off a loss in DEEP against one of the best strikers in Japan, Juri Ohara, but by going the distance he proved that he is developing into a well-rounded fighter. Jin has a strong jiujitsu game that has earned him 2 submission finishes. Kim versus Jin is a test for both fighters to see which young prospect will climb higher towards a main card match. In another lightweight match, Choi Jong-Chan (1-3, Team J) and Jo Gyeong-Eui (0-2, Team Poma) young fighters look to make a mark. Choi is a judoka who was also a contestant on “The Crying Fist” MMA reality show. Jo went 3-0 in the amateur ROAD FC Central League with all submission finishes. This match will be hot as both fighters desperately need the win. Also at lightweight is a match between Park Chan-Sol (3-0, Blacklist) and Lim Byeong-Ha (0-4, Team Finish). Park's respectable 3-3 in the amateur ROAD FC Into League transitioned him into pro MMA, and after recovering from injury for a year, he now returns. Lim also transitioned from amateur MMA through the ROAD FC Central League where he won the lightweight tournament. Park will knock off the cage rust while Lim is looking for his first professional win. Lee Yoon-Jin (1-2, Team Posse) and Hong Sung-Bin (0-1, Team Hon) will open up the Young Guns 33 card. Lee is a 20-year old prospect with strong wrestling and heavy hands, and he went undefeated in the amateur ROAD FC Central League. Hong is a 19-year old who went 3-3 in the amateur ROAD FC Attack and Into Leagues, making an impressive pro debut by going the distance with Shooto veteran Yuki Yamamoto. These bantamweights are the definition of Young Guns.  Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South KoreaLive in Korea on MBCLive in Japan on AbemaLive in China on CCTV Main Card Bantamweight Championship MatchKim Soo-Chul vs Kim Min-Woo Openweight MatchChris Barnett vs Myung Hyun-Man International Trials Group B MatchNam Yui-Chul vs Mike Bronzoulis International Trials Group B MatchBruno Miranda vs Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj International Trials Group B MatchMansour Barnaoui vs Ki Won-Bin Middleweight MatchKuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung Young Guns 33 Bantamweight MatchPark Hyun-Geun vs Jang Dae-Young China Trials Finals MatchShang Lianru vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu Flyweight MatchYoo Jae-Nam vs Jeong Won-Hee Lightweight MatchKim Kyung-Pyo vs Jin Tae-Ho Lightweight MatchChoi Jong-Chan vs Jo Gyeong-Eui Lightweight MatchPark Chan-Sol vs Lim Byeong-Ha Bantamweight MatchLee Yoon-Jin vs Hong Sung-Bin

ROAD FC 038: Myung vs Chris Barnett

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 main card finalized with Myung Hyun-Man vs Chris Barnett   ROAD Fighting Championship opens the full main card for Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Openweight strikers Myung Hyun-Man and Chris Barnett complete the line up. Myung Hyun-Man (3-3, Team Gangnam/Apgujeong Gym) is a heavyweight Muay Thai standout of over 30 wins who transitioned to MMA in 2013. He KOed Liang Lingyu in the 2015 ROAD FC Openweight Tournament quarterfinals and met Mighty Mo in the semis. The fight nearly went the distance with a thrilling stand up display from both knockout artists, but Mo got the submission win on the canvas in the third. It was a repetition – if unpredictable - result when Myung met Cro Cop in RIZIN. Now he's ready to redeem himself in the cage once more. Chris “Huggy Bear” Barnett (15-3, Barnett Taekwondo Academy) is one of the toughest men to hit the Asian MMA scene in the last 3 years. In his US career he KOed Kenny Garner and Travis Wiuff amongst others his 90% knockout finish stats. Barnett's only losses were to Eric Prindle, Oli Thompson, and a contentious split to Kirill Sidelnikov in RIZIN. Barnett is going to show Korea what a Taekwondo background can accomplish for a heavyweight fighter. Co-main event Myung Hyun-Man versus Chris Barnett is going to add fireworks to an already stacked ROAD FC card! Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 As previously announced to headline Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, two of Asia's best bantamweights will face each other for the ROAD FC Bantamweight title. Korean #1 ranked phenom Kim Soo-Chul and #2 ranked ultra prospect Kim Min-Woo will face each other for the vacant belt. Plus, Kuwabara Kiyoshi and Kim Dae-Sung ride impressive victories into their opening middleweight match. ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament As previously announced for the International Trials on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul meets Legacy FC Champion Mike Bronzoulis, ROAD FC fan favorites Bruno Miranda and Nandin-Erdene will face each other in a striker's dream match up, and former M-1 and BAMMA champ Mansour Barnaoui takes on surging Ki Won-Bin in a fight for the quickest KO.  Also on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, the China Trials Finals will take place which will see two winners from a field of eight fighters finally seeded in the 16-man opening round of the $1 Million Tournament. Young Guns 33 In the main event of the preliminary card, “Crying Fist” alumnis turned pro face each other. Park Hyun-Geun and Jang Dae-Young have both proven that their grappling and striking are equally impressive, so their match up will be a turning point for the two up and comers.   Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Main Card Bantamweight Championship MatchKim Soo-Chul vs Kim Min-Woo Openweight MatchChris Barnett vs Myung Hyun-Man International Trials Group B MatchNam Yui-Chul vs Mike Bronzoulis International Trials Group B MatchBruno Miranda vs Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj International Trials Group B MatchMansour Barnaoui vs Ki Won-Bin Middleweight MatchKuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung Young Guns 33 Bantamweight MatchPark Hyun-Geun vs Jang Dae-Young

Japan Trials winner: Shimoishi Kota

Shimoishi Kota wins the Japan Trials to be seeded in $1 Million Tournament   In a single night, 4-man tournament Shimoishi Kota proved himself the strongest man of the evening by defeating two opponents during the Japan Trials in DEEP Osaka Impact 2017. Shimoishi faced frontrunner Okano Yuki in the first fight and was able to outlast the grinding style to the bell. In the second fight, Luiz Andrade and Eto Kimihiro also went to decision with Kimihiro outpointing the perennial LW gatekeeper on the scorecards. When Shimoishi met Eto in the finals, fireworks finally ensued.  Shimoishi thrilled with a huge flying knee that dropped Eto to the canvas, then finished him off on the ground with pounding to become the Japan Trials winner.    DEEP Osaka Impact 2017March 20, 2017 Japan Trials Results Match AShimoishi Kota def Okano Yuki by Unanimous Decision Match BEto Kimihiro def Luiz Andrade by Unanimous Decision Final MatchShimoishi Kota def Eto Kimihiro by TKO, R1 2:05 

Young Guns 33: Park Hyun-Geun vs Jang Dae-Young

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 announces Young Guns 33 main event Park Hyun-Geun versus Jang Dae-Young   ROAD Fighting Championship announces Crying Fist alumni Park Hyun-Geun versus Jang Dae-Young as the main event for the Young Guns 33 preliminary card at Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. “Crying Fist” Season 3 runner-up Park Hyun-Geun (2-1-1, Ssabi MMA) launched into his pro MMA career with back to back wins, then dropped a stunning loss by a head kick from Japanese Shooto Champ Nezu Yuta. Finally he rematched Crying Fist nemesis Kim Hyun-Su on ROAD FC 035 in a thrilling back and forth affair that ended in a Draw. “Crying Fist” Season 4 participant Jang Dae-Young (3-1, Byeong Jeom MMA) made an excellent transition to pro with successive first round KOs. Then his only loss came as a hard-fought split decision to fellow prodigy Choi Mu-Song, but he followed up with a victory over Kim Yong-Geun. Park Hyun-Geun and Jang Dae-Young have both proven that their grappling and striking are equally impressive, so this match will be a turning point for the two up and comers from a similar background. Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 As previously announced to headline Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, two of Asia's best bantamweights will face each other for the ROAD FC Bantamweight title. Korean #1 ranked phenom Kim Soo-Chul and #2 ranked ultra prospect Kim Min-Woo will face each other for the vacant belt. Plus, Kuwabara Kiyoshi and Kim Dae-Sung ride impressive victories into their middleweight match. ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament As previously announced for the International Trials on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul meets Legacy FC Champion Mike Bronzoulis, ROAD FC fan favorites Bruno Miranda and Nandin-Erdene will face each other in a striker's dream match up, and former M-1 and BAMMA champ Mansour Barnaoui takes on surging Ki Won-Bin in a fight for the quickest KO. Also on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, the China Trials Finals will take place which will see two winners from a field of eight fighters finally seeded in the 16-man opening round of the $1 Million Tournament.

ROAD FC 038: Barnaoui versus Ki

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 sets Mansour Barnaoui versus Ki Won-Bin for the next International Trials Bout   ​ ROAD Fighting Championship announces Mansour Barnaoui versus Ki Won-Bin as the next bout in Group B of the International Trials for the $1 Million Tournament. The match will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Mansour Barnaoui (13-4, Team Magnum) is a Tunisian phenom who went pro in 2011 and since then has finished all but one opponent while earning the BAMMA Lightweight belt and the M-1 Challenger Lightweight Championship in the process. He is a pinpoint aggressive striker who loves the clinch and has a tenacity that has worn down the best. Ki Won-Bin (6-2, Team Posse) won his reserve match for the Trials with a one minute KO. He has made a name for himself in ROAD FC as an intelligent and tough striker, as well as taking on opponents overseas in Gladiator and The Outsider. Now Ki takes on his biggest challenge to date in his quest for the $1 Million Tournament. Mansour Barnaoui versus Ki Won-Bin will definitely be a fight for the quickest KO, but will grappling change the equation? As previously announced for the International Trials on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul will take on Legacy FC Champion Mike Bronzoulis, and ROAD FC fan favorites Bruno Miranda and Nandin-Erdene will face each other in a striker's dream match up. Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 As previously announced to headline Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, two of Asia's best bantamweights will face each other for the ROAD FC Bantamweight title. Korean #1 ranked phenom Kim Soo-Chul and #2 ranked ultra prospect Kim Min-Woo will face each other for the vacant belt. Plus, Kuwabara Kiyoshi and Kim Dae-Sung ride impressive victories into their middleweight match. Also on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, the China Trials Finals will take place which will see two winners from a field of eight fighters finally seeded in the 16-man opening round of the $1 Million Tournament.   Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Main Card Bantamweight Championship MatchKim Soo-Chul vs Kim Min-Woo International Trials Group B MatchNam Yui-Chul vs Mike Bronzoulis International Trials Group B MatchBruno Miranda vs Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj International Trials Group B MatchMansour Barnaoui vs Ki Won-Bin Middleweight MatchKuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung 

ROAD FC 038: Nam Yui-Chul vs Mike Bronzoulis

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 announces Nam Yui-Chul's opponent as Mike Bronzoulis for the International Trials Bout   ROAD Fighting Championship announces former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul's opponent for Group B of the International Trials for the $1 Million Tournament: Mike Bronzoulis. The match will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. International Trials Group B Nam Yui-Chul (18-6-1, Sanae Nam MMA) As one of the first generation of Korean fighters, Nam won the Spirit MC 70kg title in 2006, then ground his way through opposition in M-1 and Legend FC, where he fought Jadamba Narantungulag for the belt. Back in ROAD FC in 2013, he then tore through the Lightweight Tournament to become the Champion, defending once successfully. Against Kazuki Tokudome in the UFC, Nam won Fight of the Night Honors. Following a 3-fight tour in the UFC, the former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion finally returns home. Mike Bronzoulis (18-9-1, Paradigm Training Center) is the last Legacy FC Lightweight Champion as well as the former LFC belt holder at welterweight. In his ten-year career, Bronzoulis competed in Strikeforce and Bellator, where he ended up as a finalist on the TUF predecessor Fightmaster on Spike TV. His extensive training in the standing arts has made him a threat standing with 65% of his wins by KO, but his size and power at lightweight allow him to crush his opponents wherever he wants. Nam versus Bronzoulis will be two tough-as-nails fighters colliding head on in what promises to be a brutal grinder of a match! As previously announced, for the International Trials on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, ROAD FC fan favorites Bruno Miranda and Nandin-Erdene will face each other in a striker's dream match up. Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 As previously announced to headline Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, two of Asia's best bantamweights will face each other for the ROAD FC Bantamweight title. Korean #1 ranked phenom Kim Soo-Chul and #2 ranked ultra prospect Kim Min-Woo will face each other for the vacant belt. Plus, Kuwabara Kiyoshi and Kim Dae-Sung ride impressive victories into their middleweight match. Also on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, the China Trials Finals will take place which will see two winners from a field of eight fighters finally seeded in the 16-man opening round of the $1 Million Tournament. Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Main Card Bantamweight Championship MatchKim Soo-Chul vs Kim Min-Woo International Trials Group B MatchNam Yui-Chul vs Mike Bronzoulis International Trials Group B MatchBruno Miranda vs Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj Middleweight Match Kuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung

Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX : インタビュー(日本語)

 Women's MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX, South Korea's first all-female MMA league ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that women's MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX, South Korea's first all-female MMA league. ROAD FC XX takes place this coming Saturday, March 11, in Seoul, South Korea on Xiaomi ROAD FC 037. “Mega Megu” Megumi Fujii (26-3 retired, AACC) is one of the greatest female MMA fighters on the planet. There was a strong community of women in Japan's early MMA scene, but Fujii distinguished herself both at home and abroad against Japanese and foreigners alike. In her first 22 fights, Fujii went undefeated in Shooto, Smackgirl, BodogFight, Jewels, and Bellator. In those fights, she finished all but three by submission except for her first TKO finish in Bellator against Sarah Schneider.  Fujii competed at the highest level of the sport from 2010 to 2013 and only suffered three losses – all by decision – to Ziola Gurgel and Jessica Aguilar. Aguilar was her final opponent in VTJ, and while it was a disappointing finish because of eyepokes that obviously hampered her ability, Fujii still retired as an incredible athlete who had never been finished in her entire career. Aside from MMA, Fujii has claimed a brilliant success in other combat sports. She was Runner Up five times in the World Sambo Championships, BJJ Pan-Ams Champion in 2006, and twice bronze medallist in the ADCC Worlds. Fujii is now in a new chapter of her life. She supports and corners her husband Sasaki Shinji in his MMA career with ROAD FC. Therefore, Fujii has been in a position to see the new female MMA talent growing in Korea as well as Japan. ROAD FC is proud to have Fujii's support for the first all-female league, ROAD FC XX. Fujii shared her views on the development and future of women's MMA: “MMA is not merely for strong men, it is a sport where women and children can challenge themselves.  The recent success women have had demonstrates that everyone can work hard to strengthen themselves. I think that this is wonderful. “Our existence grew from a time when nothing about women's MMA was certain or confirmed. I think that the strong state of women's MMA has grown from that time of struggle. I think that it is getting close to equality with men, but the female fighters will change that much more! I think that they can do even more if they keep believing day after day and hone their skills. I am really happy to see the girls fighting while shining!” Fujii congratulated ROAD FC on ROAD FC XX: “Congratulations on the first ROAD FC XX. By holding this tournament, I think that the number of female fighters aiming to come here will increase and it will get very exciting. I think that it will be even more popular and I think that a star will be born. “For women fighters, isn't it a wonderful hing to be the focus and stars of an entire event?  Women's MMA is getting popular all over the world now, but I think that women want to show even more excitement so that we can make it even greater.” Finally, Fujii noted a fellow mixed martial artist who will soon return to ROAD FC: “In Korea, there is a wonderful fighter named Ham Seo-Hee, so I want everyone to keep watching and supporting! I am looking forward to the future of female fighting sports! I appreciate ROAD FC XX.” - なぜ女子MMAは重要なのですか?MMAは 力の強い男性だけのものではなく、女性でも子供でも誰もが挑戦出来るスポーツです。女性の活躍は誰もが自分を磨く為、誰でも頑張れば心と体を強くする事が出来るという事を証明してくれます。- 今の女子格闘技人気についての意見。素晴らしい事だと思います。もっともっと人気が出ると思いますし、スターが生まれてくると思います。何も無かった 女子格闘技の創成期時代から闘っていた私達の存在が肯定されことになるち思います。その時代があったから今があるとも思います。女子の選手が輝きながら闘っている姿を見るのは本当に嬉しいです!- 男子と比べて、女子はまだ平等(待遇や条件など)ではないと思いますか??平等に近付いてきているとは思いますが、しかし女子選手達が そこをもっと変えてやる!と思い 更にスキルをあげ、日々信念を貫いていけば 男子と平等、もしくは越えていく事が出来ると思います。- 「ROAD FC XX」は女子アスリートの一助になるでしょうか??第一回の開催おめでとうございます。この大会が開催される事で、ここを目指す女子選手が増え 盛り上がっていくと思います。女子選手にとっても自分達が主役という意識の中、素晴らしい闘いが当日生まれるのではないでしょうか。今 女子の闘いは世界中で人気が出てきています韓国ではハムソヒ選手という素晴らしい選手がいますので 後に続いて欲しいです!女子格闘技の未来が楽しみです!この大会に感謝します。  Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 037Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017Place: Grand Hilton Convention Centre, Seoul, South KoreaYoung Guns start: 18:00KSTMain Card start: 20:00KSTKorea: MBCChina: CCTVJapan: AbemaInternational: YouTube ROAD FC XX Main Card #7 Women's Flyweight MatchKang Jin-Hee vs Raika Emiko #6 Women's -46.5kg Catchweight MatchLee Ye-Ji vs Shinashi Satoko #5 Women's Atomweight MatchPark Jeong-Eun vs Sharma Devaiah #4 Women's Atomweight MatchLim So-Hee vs Hana Date #3 Women's Strawweight MatchFujino Emi vs Natalya Denisova #2 Women's Strawweight Match Shim Yu-Ri vs Harada Shiho #1 Women's -50.5kg Catchweight MatchHong Yun-Ha vs Wang Xiangjie Young Guns 32 Preliminary Card #8 Bantamweight MatchNezu Yuta vs Jang Ik-Hwan #7 Flyweight MatchAlatengheili vs Asakura Kai #6 Middleweight MatchJeon Young-Jun vs Kim Ju-Won #5 Featherweight MatchShin Seung-Min vs Yang Junkai #4 Featherweight MatchOh Du-Seok vs Asakura Mikuru #3 Flyweight BoutWang Deyu vs Kim Tae-Gyun #2 Flyweight MatchYun Ho-Young vs Go Gi-Won #1 Middleweight MatchChoi In-Yong vs Lim Dong-Hwan 

Intl Trials: Miranda vs Nandin-Erdene

  Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 adds an International Trials Bout: Bruno Miranda versus Nandin-Erdene    ROAD Fighting Championship announces the first match for Group B of the International Trials for the $1 Million Tournament: Bruno Miranda versus Nandin-Erdene. The match will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. International Trials Group B Bruno Miranda (9-2, Tiger Muay Thai) is a Muay Thai stylist who came back from his first loss in ROAD FC in a title contender's bout to finish Kim Seung-Yeon in devastating style. With knockouts over Kim Wong-Gi and Lee Kwang-Hee, and a submission of Jung Doo-Jae, Miranda has put himself at the top of the lightweight division. Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj (5-2, Team Fighter) is a fan favorite striker who has seen a phenomenal uptick in his MMA career. He is undefeated in his last three fights, starting with a decision over China's standout Bao Yincang and ending with his stunning first round one minute KO of veteran Park Won-Sik.  This match has punches written all over it. Even though their bout will be an important Trials match to get into the $1 Million Tournament, Miranda and Nandin-Erdene will give the fans a true taste of what it means to be a “finisher”. As previously announced, former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul will return to fighting in his home of Korea when he joins the International Trials on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038. His opponent will be announced soon. As previously announced to headline Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, two of Asia's best bantamweights will face each other for the ROAD FC Bantamweight title. Korean #1 ranked phenom Kim Soo-Chul and #2 ranked ultra prospect Kim Min-Woo will face each other for the vacant belt. Plus, a middleweight match between two tough men Kuwabara Kiyoshi and Kim Dae-Sung is set. Also on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, the China Trials Finals will take place which will see two winners from a field of eight fighters finally seeded in the 16-man opening round of the $1 Million Tournament.   Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Main Card Bantamweight Championship MatchKim Soo-Chul vs Kim Min-Woo International Trials Group B MatchNam Yui-Chul vs TBA International Trials Group B MatchBruno Miranda vs Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj Middleweight MatchKuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung

ROAD FC 038 adds Kuwabara vs Kim

  Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 adds Middleweight bout: Kuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung   ROAD Fighting Championship announces a middleweight match between Kuwabara Kiyoshi and Kim Dae-Sung Kuwabara Kiyoshi (10-8, Team Samurai) and Kim Dae-Sung (32, Gwangju Team Crows) will face each other in a middleweight match up. Kuwabara stunned the crowd when he took a last minute stand-in fight against ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol and knocked him out in 18 seconds. Kim also impressed with his recent come-from-behind victory when he took a drubbing from China national strongman champ Zhang Jianjun and finished him with a choke. As previously announced to headline Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, two of Asia's best bantamweights will face each other for the ROAD FC Bantamweight title. Korean #1 ranked phenom Kim Soo-Chul and #2 ranked ultra prospect Kim Min-Woo will face each other for the vacant belt.  Also on Xiaomi ROAD FC 038, the China Trials Finals will take place which will see two winners from a field of eight fighters finally seeded in the 16-man opening round of the $1 Million Tournament.   Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 038Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea Main Card Bantamweight Championship MatchKim Soo-Chul vs Kim Min-Woo International Trials Group B MatchNam Yui-Chul vs TBA Middleweight MatchKuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung

Ham Seo-Hee signs with ROAD FC

Women's MMA elite Ham Seo-Hee signs with ROAD FC in her return to South Korea.   ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that world-ranked women's atomweight Ham Seo-Hee will resume her career in South Korea with ROAD FC. Ham bolsters the strong and growing roster of female athletes signed to ROAD FC, and the all-female ROAD FC XX league. Ham Seo-Hee (17-8, Team MAD) is the pioneer for women's MMA in South Korea. She made her professional MMA debut exactly 10 years ago in Deep 28 Impact against massive veteran Hisae Watanabe, who had just defeated fellow legend Shinashi Satoko to win the Deep atomweight championship. In a massive upset, Ham won the decision and announced herself as a new force in women's MMA. Over the next 7 years, Ham fought almost exclusively in Japan events, as there was no opportunity at home in Korea. She racked up an impressive record of 12-5 fighting everyone between 48 and 52 kgs, with wins over Mei Yamaguchi, Emi Fujino, and Naho Sugiyama. In fact, Ham has only been finished twice in 10 years, by the legendary Megumi Fujii and Invicta Atomweight champ Ayaka Hamasaki. Ham finally got the chance to fight in front of hometown fans when she debuted in ROAD FC in 2014. In ROAD FC she won back to back matches against Alyona Rassohyna and Shino VanHoose, then claimed the Deep Jewels Featherweight title from Saori Ishioka.    Ham was picked up by the UFC at the end of 2014 and made history as the first female fighter from South Korea in the promotion. She made her debut in one of the greatest strawweight fights of all time against Joanne Calderwood. Ham went 1-3 with the promotion with her last back to back losses being widely proclaimed as massive robberies by the judges. Ham Seo-Hee said, "I traveled but I'm back to my home.  I'm really glad I can come back.  I will work harder in ROAD FC than I have before.  It's a pleasure to be in a promotion with someone I love (boyfriend Kim Chang-Hyun, seed in ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament).  I think the synergy will be doubled.  ROAD FC feels like my hometown.  Most of all Jung Mun-Hong (ROAD FC CEO) offered me better conditions than any other promotion.  So I decided to accept to fight in ROAD FC because I think he really appreciates the time I have spent as a fighter so far." ROAD FC is proud to have the elite women's atomweight fighter signed to a multi-fight contract and will announce her first fight soon. Ham will once again be fighting live in front of her own countrymen and women, and her world wide fans can see her live on ROAD FC's international broadcasts.

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ROAD FC announces global expansion into CHINA with 360GAME ROAD FC 027 on 26December
  ROAD FC global expansion into China with 360GAME ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai on 26 December, 2015  9 October, 2015 - ROAD FC announces global expansion into China with 360GAME presents ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai on 26 December, 2015.   During the official weigh in event on 8 October for 360GAME ROAD FC 026, ROAD FC CEO Jung Moon-Hong made the announcement that ROAD FC will be expanding operations into China.  ROAD Fighting Championship is South Korea's premier MMA organization which has held twenty-eight events since it was founded in 2011. After setting a bench mark of one event almost every month in 2014, ROAD FC embarked on a global expansion plan and held its first ever international event in Tokyo, Japan in 2015. This year will also witness more dramatic growth as ROAD FC will host its first show in China, in the metropolis of Shanghai, on 26 December. ROAD FC is currently negotiating a venue with a capacity of 18,000. 360GAME ROAD FC 027 will be broadcast live in China and internationally across multiple platforms, which ROAD FC CEO Jung revealed included: “China's State-owned broadcaster CCTV, local terrestrial broadcasters, and the internet portal of Tencent, we are scheduled to broadcast.”  Tencent is Asia's largest internet company and competes with the largest internet companies in the world.  Tencent's internet portal QQ.com is one of the largest in China. ROAD FC's live broadcast in China on QQ will begin immediately with 360GAME ROAD FC 026 on 9 October. Event: "360GAME" presents ROAD Fighting Championship 026 Date: Friday, 9 October, 2015Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South KoreaMain event live at 20:00KSTLive PPV stream on Epicentre.tv at http://www.epicentre.tv/events/road-fc-026/Live stream on Tencent QQ.com at http://sports.qq.com/zt2015/ROADFC/  Global expansion next event: Event: "360GAME" presents ROAD Fighting Championship 027 Date: Saturday, 26 December, 2015Place: Shanghai, China   
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