ROAD FC 038: Barnaoui versus Ki

2017-03-15 07:00

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 038

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea


Main Card


Bantamweight Championship Match

Kim Soo-Chul vs Kim Min-Woo


International Trials Group B Match

Nam Yui-Chul vs Mike Bronzoulis


International Trials Group B Match

Bruno Miranda vs Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj


International Trials Group B Match

Mansour Barnaoui vs Ki Won-Bin


Middleweight Match

Kuwabara Kiyoshi vs Kim Dae-Sung




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