ROAD FC 045: Nandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev

2017-11-21 07:00





ROAD Fighting Championship announces a lightweight bout between former $1 Million Tournament contestants Nandin-Erdene and Rafael Fiziev on Part 1 of Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017.




Nandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev


Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj (7-3, Team Fighter) is a Mongolian mainstay of ROAD FC whose rise up the rankings has been remarkable. He was a Mongolian National Kickboxing Champion and a National Boxing Champion before he moved to South Korea for work. Nandin's infectious smile and lightning KOs have made him a fan favorite.


Nandin-Erdene went on a rampage in 2016-7 with back to back KOs over Ki Won-Bin and Korean OG “Parky”, straight into the $1 Million Tournament International Trials with a win over Bruno Miranda, and an opening round massive upset over Toninho Furia. As the competition got deeper, Nandin-Erdene's spree came to an end as the young phenom Mansour Barnaoui owned him in the clinch, then finished him off with a choke on the canvas.


“Ataman” Rafael Fiziev (4-0, Tiger Muay Thai) is a Kyrgyzstan fighter who has amassed a record of 39-7 in Muay Thai and kickboxing – a total of 29 by way of knockout – before his successful transition into MMA. Since 2015, he has won several commendable Muay Thai titles. He has two titles in Thailand, a Russian Muay Thai championship, and took silver at the IFMA World Combat Games. A video of him went viral when he used a move straight out of The Matrix to dodge a high kick during a Toyota Marathon match.


Fiziev holds all first-round finishes including his remarkably devastating win over Kim Seung-Yeon in the final International Trials bout for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament. Although his debut earmarked him for the opening round of 16, Fiziev sustained a broken hand against Kim, and needed extensive recovery time, which kept him from the tournament. Now, with the doctor's clean bill of health, fans can finally watch the super striker in action once more.


Nandin-Erdene versus Rafael Fiziev is a pairing of two brilliant strikers who know how to entertain – and finish fights in devastating fashion.


ROAD FC Atomweight Championship


Previously announced as the main event, world top ranked Ham Seo-Hee will make her first ROAD FC Atomweight title defense against world top challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Ham made history by winning the first ROAD FC Women's Atomweight title by finishing DEEP champion Mina Kurobe in a thrilling battle. Jinh Yu Frey is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world's first all-female MMA promotion.


ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world's most important match in the division today!


Plus, outstanding women's professional wrestler from Japan, Yoshiko, will be making her third appearance in an MMA bout in the ROAD FC cage.




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 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 at stream on Tencent at  Global expansion next event: Event: "360GAME" presents ROAD Fighting Championship 027 Date: Saturday, 26 December, 2015Place: Shanghai, China