ROAD FC 039: Kim Seung-Yeon vs Rafael Fiziev

2017-05-02 07:00

Kim Seung-Yeon vs Rafael Fiziev set for final International Trials bout



ROAD Fighting Championship announces that the final International Trials match for the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will be a match between Kim Seung-Yeon and Rafael Fiziev at Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 on June 10, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.

Kim Seung-Yeon vs Rafael Fiziev

Keyboard Warrior” Kim Seung-Yeon (2-1, Ssabi MMA) gained popularity even before the start of his professional MMA career by putting his words into action in Season 4 of the MMA reality show “Crying Fist”. Kim comes from a karate background since childhood, winning the Japan Junior Kyokushin Karate competition, and placing 5th in the World Kyokushin Karate Championship.

Kim started in ROAD FC with an equally strong impression by getting back to back KOs over Nandin-Erdene and Jung Doo-Jae, and although he lost to Bruno Miranda, he remains a fan favorite for his thrilling striking. Kim was originally set to face Melvin Guillard, but the well-known veteran could not fulfill his contract and the bout was scrapped.

Ataman” Rafael Fiziev (3-0, Phuket Top Team) 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 claimed the Super Muay Thai championship, the South Thailand championship, and the Russian Muay Thai championship, as well as earning silver at the IFMA World Combat Games.

Fiziev's MMA career is following a similar path as he holds all first-round finishes including a pair of knockouts and one submission. Most recently, a video of him went viral when he used a move straight out of The Matrix to dodge a high kick from Sorgraw Petchyindee at the Toyota Marathon in Thailand.

Kim versus Fiziev for an International Trials bout sees two up and coming amazing strikers from wildly different backgrounds earn a chance to claim history in their young MMA careers.

Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 039

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea

Main Card

Women's Atomweight Championship

Ham Seo-Hee vs Kurobe Mina

International Trials Lightweight Match

Kim Seung-Yeon vs Rafael Fiziev

Openweight Match

Shim Yoon-Jae vs Kim Chang-Hee

Young Guns 34

-80kg Catchweight Match

La In-Jae vs Cha In-Ho



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