Category Archives: Road FC

Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 set for the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival

Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 set for the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 ANNOUNCEMENT ROAD FC JOINS CHUNGJU WORLD MARTIAL ARTS FESTIVAL   For immediate release, July 26, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that following Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 on August 12, 2017, the next event will be Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 on September 23. Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 will be held during the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju, South Korea at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival Stadium. Chungju World Martial Arts Festival Chungju is the birthplace of Taekgyeon, a traditional Korean martial art of kicks, sweeps and throws that has survived for over 1,000 years. In 2011, Taekgyeon was the first martial art recognized on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List. The Chungju World Martial Arts Festival started for the globalization of traditional Korean martial arts, and is now...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 results and photos: 8 advance in $1 Million Tournament, Mighty Mo remains the king XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 OFFICIAL RESULTS MIGHTY MO REMAINS OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION 8 $1 MILLION TOURNAMENT FIGHTERS ADVANCE   For immediate release, July 15, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 from Saturday, July 15th. Mighty Mo keeps his title belt ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo made his second title defense against Kang Dong-Kuk, and gave the fans the nail biting action they wanted. Kang did his best to initiate clashes, but equally his best to run away from them, earning Blue Cards in the process. In the second round, Mo finally smashed Kang to the ground and rained down punches for the referee stoppage. $1 Million Tournament Opening Round Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu and Sasaki Shinji came out of their corners cautiously, throwing...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS

XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS     For immediate release, July 15, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship presents the comments from the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament fighters from the press conference for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 which was streamed live on YouTube on Friday, July 14, 2017.   For the full transcription (which is quite entertaining) please read the entire version on the ROAD FC website here.   Sasaki Shinji   “First, to Kwon A-Sol, congratulations on your marriage. I will only think about the match with Khuukhenkhuu rather than thinking about winning the tournament. I’ll show you everything in the fight tomorrow.”   Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin   “I think this is a great opportunity, the greatest opportunity in my whole life.”   Tom Santos   “The last time I fought Nam Yui-Chul,...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 Official Weigh Ins results for the $1 Million Tournament opening round

Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 Official Weigh Ins results for the $1 Million Tournament opening round XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 WEIGH INS OFFICIAL RESULTS AND PHOTOS   For immediate release, July 14, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official weigh ins results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 which was streamed live on YouTube on Friday, July 14, 2017.   Mighty Mo tipped the scales at 129.9kg in his ROAD FC Openweight title defense against Kang Dong-Kuk, who came in at 107.6kg.  All but two fighters in the opening round of the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament made weight on the first attempt. Leo Kuntz came in at 600g over the allowance, and Kim Chang-Hyun at 900g over the allowance. All fights will take place. Penalties will be updated after the final weigh in period has ended.   A press conference for the opening round...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 weigh ins and $1 Million Tournament press conference live stream

Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 weigh ins and $1 Million Tournament press conference live stream XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 WEIGH INS TO BE LIVE STREAMED   For immediate release, July 13, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that the weigh ins and press conference for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 will be streamed live on YouTube on Friday, July 14th at 13:00KST.   The press conference for the opening round of the ROAD FC 16-man $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will be held immediately following the weigh ins. The following fighters will be answering questions from the media:   Shinji Sasaki, Japan Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu, Mongolia Tom Santos, Brazil Yui-Chul Nam, Korea Ronys Torres, Brazil Elnur Agaev, Russia Shimoishi City, Japan Park Dae-Sung, Korea Nandin-Erdene, Mongolia Toninho Furia, Brazil Kim Chang-Hyun, Korea Mansour Barnaoui, Tunisia Included Zwoorov, Russia Leo Kuntz, USA Red Romero, Philippines Baoyincang, China  ...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 update: Park Jung-Kyo vs Kurban Radzhabov, “Crying Fist” Jang vs Park 2

Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 update: Park Jung-Kyo vs Kurban Radzhabov, “Crying Fist” Jang vs Park 2 XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 ANNOUNCEMENT TWO MORE MATCHES ANNOUNCED   For immediate release, July 5, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces two more matches for Xiaomi ROAD FC 041on August 12, 2017 in Wonju, South Korea at the Wonju Gymnasium.   Park Jung-Kyo vs Kurban Radzhabov:  Since the very beginning of ROAD FC, “Special Force” Park Jung-Kyo (6-8, Black Bear Gym) has been one of the most anticipated fighters to watch. His power, grit, heart and toughness have delivered action – win or lose – like no other. It doesn’t matter if e is paired with grapplers or strikers, Park gets in the cage and goes forward like the Special Forces agent he is.   Kurban Radzhabov (4-2, MFP) is a 21-year old Russian nicknamed “Predator”, and after seeing him fight,...

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ROAD official statement on dismissal of Song Ga-Yeon’s criminal lawsuit

ROAD official statement on dismissal of Song Ga-Yeon’s criminal lawsuit ROAD’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE DISMISSAL  OF SONG GA-YEON’S CRIMINAL SUIT AGAINST CEO JUNG MUN-HONG   For immediate release, July 4, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship presents the official statement of the company on the dismissal of the criminal lawsuit filed by competitor Song Ga-Yeon against CEO Jung Mun-Hong.   In 2016, Song Ga-Yeon, a Mixed Martial Arts competitor contracted to ROAD Fighting Championship, filed a criminal lawsuit against ROAD CEO Jung Mun-Hong in South Korea alleging threat, insult and defamation. On June 28, 2017, the Korean Prosecution Service handed down it’s final decision to dismiss the suit and will take no action against CEO Jung due to lack of evidence and no suspicion of any such criminal activity.   The Court’s decision to dismiss is highly satisfactory for ROAD and CEO Jung, having maintained that no injustices were...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 ANNOUNCEMENT CHOI MU-BAE AND JAKE HEUN MEET AT OPENWEIGHT

XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 ANNOUNCEMENT CHOI MU-BAE AND JAKE HEUN MEET AT OPENWEIGHT XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 ANNOUNCEMENT CHOI MU-BAE AND JAKE HEUN MEET AT OPENWEIGHT For immediate release, July 4, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Choi Mu-Bae will face Jake Heun on Xiaomi ROAD FC 041on August 12, 2017 in Wonju, South Korea at the Wonju Gymnasium.   Choi Mu-Bae vs Jake Heun:  “Heavy Tank of Busan” Choi Mu-Bae (12-6, Choi Mu-Bae Gym) is a decorated wrestler and one of the very first Korean mixed martial artists. In 2004 he began his career in the historic PRIDE FC where he fought five times. Choi has also seen action in K-1, Sengoku and Pancrase, and made his MMA comeback in ROAD FC in 2015. With wins over Soa Palelei, Gary Goodridge, and Dave Herman, Choi has always proven himself to be one of the toughest guys on...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT

XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT  XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT FULL CARD OPEN, EVENT BROADCAST, TICKETS AND POSTER RELEASED For immediate release, June 28, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the full card for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 on July 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.  This mammoth 14-fight card will be a special daytime event beginning at 13:00 Korea Standard Time. Openweight Championship The Main Event for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 will be Openweight Champion Mighty Mo making his second title defense against Kang Dong-Kook in what is sure to give the fans of hard-hitting heavies a match worth remembering. $1 Million Tournament Opening Round Shinji Sasaki vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu: Former Shooto Champ Sasaki is a grappler with KO power, and former MGL-1 Champ Khuukhenkhuu is a judoka and sambo fighter, so the tone of this match is very unpredictable. Tom Santos vs Nam Yui-Chul: Dragonfight...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 ANNOUNCEMENT MYUNG HYUN-MAN VS CHRIS BARNETT IN OPENWEIGHT REMATCH

XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 ANNOUNCEMENT MYUNG HYUN-MAN VS CHRIS BARNETT IN OPENWEIGHT REMATCH XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 ANNOUNCEMENT MYUNG HYUN-MAN VS CHRIS BARNETT IN OPENWEIGHT REMATCH     For immediate release, June 26, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Myung Hyun-Man and Chris Barnett and lined up for a rematch on Xiaomi ROAD FC 041, which will take place onAugust 12, 2017 in Wonju, South Korea, the hometown of ROAD FC, at the state-of-the-art Wonju Gymnasium.   Myung Hyun-Man vs Chris Barnett Rematch   Myung Hyun-Man (4-3-0-1, 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...

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