ROAD FC 052: Jand Ik-Hwan vs Jang Dae-Young

ROAD FC 052 UPDATEJANK IK-HWAN VS JANG DAE-YOUNG  ROAD Fighting Championship announces AN ADDITIONAL MATCH for ROAD FC 052 which will take place on February 23, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea.     Jang Ik-Hwan vs Jang Dae-Young Added to ROAD FC 052 is a bantamweight match between Jang Ik-Hwan (6-2, Team Posse) and Jang Dae-Young (5-2, ByeongJeom MMA). Jang Ik-Hwan is a Muay Thai fighter who showcases his specialty in every exciting match. Jang Dae-Young is an aggressive fighter known for winning his feud with Park Hyung-Geun. Expect fireworks as these two look to climb into contention for the bantamweight belt. ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Final Match After multiple Trials of over 40 fighters, and 16 who made it to the brackets of the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament: Road to A-Sol, the finals is set. Two of the best lightweights in the world, Shamil Zavurov and Mansour Barnaoui, will face each other at ROAD FC 052. Zavurov has relentless takedowns and gruelling wrestling, plus his striking acumen was revealed against Brazil’s number one Ronys Torres. Barnaoui is a young phenom with excellent timing and flawless grappling, with a high finish rate and excellent gas tank. The world will be watching as the tournament for the $1 million concludes! 

ROAD FC 052: Bantamweight Championship

ROAD FC 052 UPDATEBANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP SET: KIM MIN-WOO VS MOON JE-HOON  ROAD Fighting Championship announces the Bantamweight Championship for ROAD FC 052 which will take place on February 23, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea.    The ROAD FC Bantamweight Title has long been a very hotly contested title. The first Bantamweight Tournament yielded the first Champion, Kang Kyoung-Ho, one of the best bantamweight fighters in the world today. After he relinquished it, Lee Kil-Woo won it, then had to return it due to a surgery. Lee Yun-Jun then fought Moon Je-Hoon and won, but a tragic health issue kept him from defending. Kim Soo-Chul finally got his shot after an incredible win streak, and defeated Kim Min-Woo to become the fourth Champion. Kim Soo-Chul retired and vacated the title. At ROAD FC 052, the last two challengers for the Bantamweight belt will face off for the chance once again to own it. This will be a rubber match, as they have fought twice before, each holding a decision win over the other. Kim Min-Woo (8-2, Moai Gym) is a very well-rounded fighter with wins over Shoko Sato and Yuta Nezu. His only losses come against Moon Je-Hoon – which he avenged in their second meeting – and the title match against Kim Soo-Chul. Moon Je-Hoon (11-12, Octagon Multi Gym) is a Taekwondo specialist and a stalwart of Korean MMA. He has been representing ROAD FC in RIZIN and DEEP in the last two years, and counts many fight of the night accolades in his 11-year career. The ROAD FC Bantamweight Championship match between Kim Min-Woo and Moon Je-Hoon promises to bring another amazing performance from these two aggressive rivals!   ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Final Match After multiple Trials of over 40 fighters, and 16 who made it to the brackets of the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament: Road to A-Sol, the finals is set. Two of the best lightweights in the world, Shamil Zavurov and Mansour Barnaoui, will face each other at ROAD FC 052. Zavurov has relentless takedowns and gruelling wrestling, plus his striking acumen was revealed against Brazil’s number one Ronys Torres. Barnaoui is a young phenom with excellent timing and flawless grappling, with a high finish rate and excellent gas tank. The world will be watching as the tournament for the $1 million concludes! 

ROAD FC $1M Tournament Final

 ROAD FC 052 OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT$1 MILLION TOURNAMENT FINAL: ZAVUROV VS BARNAOUI ROAD Fighting Championship announces the opening of ROAD FC 052 which will take place February 23, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. The final match for the ROAD FC $1 Million Tournament will be the main event.   ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Final Match After three regional trials and an international trial start up, sixteen fighters made it to the opening round of the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament: Road to A-Sol. Champions and elite fighters from all across the globe made up the field. Out of more than 40 contestants, the finalists came down to two men at ROAD FC 046: Shamil Zavurov and Mansour Barnaoui. Shamil Zavurov (35-5-1, Akhmat Fight Club) is the Octagon FS Champion. In the Tournament, he defeated Kim Wong-Gi, Leo Kuntz, and Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin all by decision. In the semifinals, he went the distance with Ronys Torres, showing superb tactics and brutal kicks for a Unanimous Decision win. Zavurov has relentless takedowns and grueling wrestling, plus his striking acumen was revealed against Torres. Mansour Barnaoui (17-4, Team Magnum) is the former M-1 and BAMMA Champion. He has first round submissions over Ki Won-Bin, Kim Chang-Hyun, and Nandin-Erdene in the Tournament. In the semifinals, he went into the third round in a highlight reel-worthy match with Kota Shimoishi, and finished him with a rear naked choke. Barnaoui is a young phenom with excellent timing and flawless grappling, who has proven he can finish or deliver non-stop punishment through the later rounds. Two of the best lightweights in the world, Shamil Zavurov and Mansour Barnaoui, come together in the final match of the $1 Million Tournament, with the ROAD FC Lightweight Championship challenge against Kwon A-Sol quickly on the horizon for the winner.

ROAD FC 052: Bruno Miranda vs Hong Young-Ki

 ROAD FC 052 OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTBRUNO MIRANDA VS HONG YOUNG-KI For release on January 15, 2019 - ROAD Fighting Championship announces the opening of ROAD FC 052 which will take place February 23, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. The final match for the ROAD FC $1 Million Tournament will be the main event.   At lightweight, fan favorite Bruno Miranda (11-3, Tiger Muay Thai) returns to face Taekwondo Master Hong Young-Ki (5-4, Road Gym). Miranda is coming off two wins: a TKO of Ki Won-Bin and a brutal beat down of sanda champion Baoshe Riguleng. Hong is also coming in with back to back wins over Eon Tae-Woong via surprising armbar and a decision victory against Koji Nakamura. These strikers with grappling ability are both on the upswing, so expect to see a thrilling show of Miranda's vicious Muay Thai against Hong's brilliant Taekwondo.

ROAD FC 051 XX Official Weigh In Results

   ROAD FC 051 XX OFFICIAL WEIGH IN RESULTS ATOMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP HAM SEO-HEE VERSUS PARK JUNG-EUN  ROAD Fighting Championship announces the Official Weigh In Results for ROAD FC 051 XX which will take place this December 15, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. ROAD FC 051 XX weigh ins took place at the Grand Hilton Convention Center on December 14. All but one fighter made weight and all fights are green lit. Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee defends her title for the third time against Park Jung-Eun in the main event. Fighter quotes: Baek Hyeon-Ju: First of all, this is such a meaningful opportunity. If I have another chance, I will try hard to meet expectations. Hong Yoon-Ha: I am excited to fight again in after a year and I'm ready to fight so hard. So tomorrow I will open XIAOMI ROAD FC 051 XX with a bang. Thank you. Kim Young-Ji: Thank you for the opportunity to participate in XIAOMI ROAD FC 051 XX. Whoever my opponent is, I will put on a fun performance. Shi Ming: First of all I am very happy to participate in XIAOMI ROAD FC 051 XX. I will show you the strength that's hidden in the beauty and softness of a female fighter with a good fight tomorrow. Shim Yu-Ri: I think I will 100% win this match. I'm not going to give Shi Ming a 1% chance of hoping to compete. It's natural for me to win, and I'm just thinking how to do it tomorrow. Lee Su-Young: I will show you how I won't give up until the end. Lee Ye-Ji: First of all, thank you to ROAD FC for hosting the women's league. I'm sure I'll win tomorrow. I'll show you all the changes I've made in the cage. Park Jung-Eun I'll show you tomorrow. Ham Seo-Hee: I don't want to talk about the fight or anything like that before I go to into the cage Especially, I have a lot of feelings about the words that were said before. I hope Park Jung-Eun, who is next to me, grows up as a fighter with modesty and an honorable personality. Shin Seung-Min: It took me a long time to get here, but I am glad to be here. The competition has been intense along the way, so I will show my ability tomorrow and I will get my hand raised. Park Hyung-Geun: I'm coming back to the cage after nine months. I'll talk tomorrow, when I'm in the cage, not in front of the microphone. Everyone sleeps. Tomorrow one of the new fighters is going to sleep a little faster. Please expect a good fight tomorrow. Choi Won-Jun: I would like to express my gratitude to the people at ROAD FC who gave me an opportunity to go back to the top once more. I got this offer suddenly , so I'll be competing above my normal weight. I would like to thank Mitchell Pereira for accepting this. If I win tomorrow's match against him, I think I can qualify as the middleweight next contender. I will show a good fight tomorrow, take the victory and go up to the title challenge. Michel Pereira: Thank you to ROAD FC for this opportunity. Tomorrow I will show you a great fight and I look forward to becoming the ROAD FC middleweight champion. New Wave MMA ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment. As we say in Korea, "Fighting!" Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 051 XX Date: December 15, 2018 Venue: Grand Hilton Convention Center City: Seoul, South Korea Live broadcast partners: Korea: SPOTV US: DAZN Global: YouTube/RoadFC ROAD FC 051 XX Official Weigh In Results 5th -48kg WORLD ATOMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP HAM SEO-HEE : 48.4kg (PASS) PARK JEONG-EUN : 47.9kg (PASS) 4th -48kg ATOMWEIGHT BOUT LEE YE-JI : 48.5kg (PASS) LEE SU-YEON : 47.8kg (PASS) 3rd -48kg ATOMWEIGHT BOUT SHIM YU-RI : 48.2kg (PASS) SHI MING : 48.4kg (PASS) 2nd OPENWEIGHT BOUT KIM YOUNG-JI : 67.4kg (PASS) ROWAN PILGER : 64.0kg (PASS) 1st -48kg ATOMWEIGHT BOUT HONG YUN-HA : 47.4kg (PASS) BAEK HYEON-JU : 50.9kg, 50.55 (FAIL) Deduct 10 points per round XIAOMI ROAD FC 051 Official Weigh In Results 5th -86kg CATCHWEIGHT BOUT MICHEL PEREIRA : 85.7kg (PASS) CHOI WON-JUN : 86.2kg (PASS) 4th -65.5kg FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT PARK HYUNG-GEUN : 65.9kg (PASS) SHIN SEUNG-MIN : 65.6kg (PASS) 3rd -72kg CATCHWEIGHT BOUT NANDIN-ERDENE : 72.5kg (PASS) YEO JE-WOO : 72.2kg (PASS) 2nd -70kg LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT JANG JUNG-HYUK : 70.4kg (PASS) MAX HANDANAGIC : 70.1kg (PASS) 1st -93kg LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT KIM JI-HOON : 93.1kg (PASS) KIM TAE-IN : 93.4kg (PASS) 

Park Jeong-Eun to Ham Seo-Hee: “Even if you lose, don't retire!”

   At 22 years young, “Little Wolf” Park Jeong-Eun sees her dream come true: a match with her idol Ham Seo-Hee. Park will be the third challenger for Ham's Atomweight title at ROAD FC 051 XX on this coming Saturday, December 15, 2018. Park is now 4-4-1 in her professional MMA career which has included some very tough matches against the top opponents in Asia. She has never been finished, even when facing the likes of Emi Fujino, former DEEP Women's Lightweight Champion Hisae Watanabe, former DEEP Jewels Atomweight Champion Mina Kurobe, and current DEEP Jewels Atomweight Champion Tomo Maesawa. Now Park will face the number one women's atomweight fighter in the world. She said she has waited for a confrontation with Ham since she started MMA, “Ham Seo-Hee is my hero. Before I even made my professional debut, I learned by watching her videos. So far, all of the matches I've had were preparations to fight her. I thought I could be the only opponent for Ham in Korea, and I hoped that ROAD FC would stick with me after all.” Park has the dream of almost all women atomweights right in front of her eyes, so she could not hide their excitement when she was given the title challenge, “As soon as I received the chance to fight for the title, I knew my time had finally come. It's an honor to have a title fight with someone I respect so much.” ROAD FC CEO Kim Dae-Hwan explained how Park came to be chosen as Ham's opponent, “When we were looking for Ham Seo-Hee's next challenger, of course we looked internationally. Then someone said 'Why can't it be a Korean fighter?' I have been watching many of the atomweights and in my mind I thought they weren't ready yet. But we kept up with the discussion, and decided that Park Jeong-Eun was up to the task.” Park knows that there will be people who might not think she deserves this chance, and she keeps a very mature outlook about it, “There are people who support me, and I know there are a lot of people who think the opposite. But at least there is interest in me, and because of this fight, it's increased. As a professional fighter, that feels good.”    Park has shown her ability in all areas of MMA skills, and she has a great deal of power and heart. She shares what will be her best expectations in this match, “Of course, I'm training to avoid losing in any area. I'm proud to say that my youth is my greatest strength against her. And I'm really confident of my striking. I'm not saying that grappling isn't fun, but I think the fans will be curious to see us trade punches. I will try my best against her.” Even though Ham is Park's idol and the toughest opponent she has ever faced, Park relishes this opportunity, “I want to experience how strong the first place fighter in the world is, but at the same time, I have a fight to fight, and I plan on showing how good my punches are. Actually, I'm worried for her! I believe in myself. Unconditionally, I will fight to win because I believe I can.” To the ROAD FC fans, she says, “If you are interested in me either way, please be sure to watch what happens on fight day. I will put on a great performance whether I win or lose.” To Ham Seo-Hee, Park has words that are both complimentary and inciting, “Champion Ham, I'm sure you have prepared a lot. In this fight, please show me the skills of your prime. I'm curious. And even if you lose to me, please don't retire. I'm your fan!”  

ROAD FC 050 weigh in results

 ROAD FC 050 OFFICIAL WEIGH IN RESULTSFEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION CHOI MU-GYEOMAND CHALLENGER LEE JEONG-YEONG PASS ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results for ROAD FC 050 which will take place on November 3, 2018 in Daejeon, South Korea. A live broadcast US on DAZN will kick off the new partnership.    Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will defend his title for the fourth time against Lee Yeong-Jeong. Choi stated:“I hope to make history with my fourth title defense in ROAD FC. Because I will retire afterwards, I am committed to this fight and I will win by impressively outboxing him. Lee stated:“I've prepared as if I'm already the champion. Tomorrow I'm going to make the record of being the youngest ROAD FC champion.” The Co-Main Event is an Openweight Match between PRIDE veterans Choi Mu-Bae and Fujita Kazuyuki. Choi stated:“We were in PRIDE, but even though I'm older now, I will try to show you something. I'm honored to fight with the legendary Fujita. He challenged me to a drinking contest, but since we can't drink now, I suggest all-you-can-eat steak, and Coke.” Fujita stated:“As you can see, we're pretty old. We might fall down a lot in the cage tomorrow. But we'll keep fighting, right Choi?”    Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 050Date: November 3, 2018Venue: Chungmu GymnasiumCity: Daejeon, South Korea Live broadcast partners:Korea: SPOTVUS: DAZNGlobal: YouTube/RoadFC XIAOMI ROAD FC 050 Official Weigh-In Results6th -65.5kg FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPCHOI MU-GYEOM VS LEE JEONG-YEONGCHOI MU-GYEOM : 65.9 (PASS)LEE JEONG-YEONG : 65.7 (PASS)5th OPENWEIGHT BOUTCHOI MU-BAE VS FUJITA KAZUYUKICHOI MU-BAE : 110.3 (PASS)FUJITA KAZUYUKI : 117.6 (PASS)4th -70kg LIGHTWEIGHT BOUTHONG YOUNG-KI VS NAKAMURA KOJIHONG YOUNG-KI : 70.3 (PASS)NAKAMURA KOJI : 70.3 (PASS)3rd -61.5kg BANTAMWEIGHT BOUTHAN YI-MOON VS YOO JAE-NAMHAN YI-MOON : 61.9 (PASS)YOO JAE-NAM : 61.9 (PASS)2nd -50kg CATCHWEIGHT BOUTSHIM YU-RI VS LIM SO-HEESHIM YU-RI : 50.1 (PASS)LIM SO-HEE : 50.4 (PASS)1st OPENWEIGHT BOUTSHIM GUN-OH VS HEO JAE-HYEOKSHIM GUN-OH : 140.9 (PASS)HEO JAE-HYEOK : 132.5 (PASS)YOUNG GUNS 40 Official Weigh-In Results6th -84kg MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUTPARK JUNG-KYO VS LIM DONG-HWANPARK JUNG-KYO : 84.2 (PASS)LIM DONG-HWAN : 84.2 (PASS)5th -57kg FLYWEIGHT BOUTKIM TAE-GYUN VS ITO YUKIKIM TAE-GYUN : 59.3 (FAIL) 2.3kg over, deduct 10 points per roundITO YUKI : 57.2 (PASS)4th -65.5kg FEATHERWEIGHT BOUTKIM YONG-GEUN VS PARK CHAN-SOOKIM YONG-GEUN : 65.5 (PASS)PARK CHAN-SOO : 65.9 (PASS)3rd -61.5kg BANTAMWEIGHT BOUTHWANG CHANG-HWAN VS KIM SUNG-JAEHWANG CHANG-HWAN : 61.2 (PASS)KIM SUNG-JAE : 61.8 (PASS)2nd -57kg FLYWEIGHT BOUTGO GI-WON VS KIM YOUNG-HANGO GI-WON : 57.4 (PASS)KIM YOUNG-HAN : 57.4 (PASS)1st -57kg FLYWEIGHT BOUTKIM WOO-JAE VS JEONG WON-HEEKIM WOO-JAE : 57.5 (PASS)JEONG WON-HEE : 57.0 (PASS) 

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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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