Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Press Conference notes and photos

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 Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Press Conference notes and photos

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choi-road-girls20 September, 2016 – Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 will take place on 24 September, 2016 at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. The fight week press conference was held on 20 September at the ROAD FC official Apgujeong Gym. In attendance were Main Eventers Mighty Mo and Choi Hong-Man, Hong Young-Ki, Lim Hae-In, and ROAD Girls Lim Ji-Wu and Wang Ji-Yun.

ROAD FC CEO President Jung Mun-Hong stated the reason for the move from 10 September in China to 24 September in Korea was at the fans' and sponsors' requests to have the Openweight Tournament Final between Choi Hong-Man and Mighty Mo in South Korea. There is no change to the broadcast agreement with CCTV, and ROAD FC will continue to hold events in China.

mighty-moNew ROAD Girls Lim Ji-Wu and Wang Ji-Yun were introduced. Lim Ji-Wu was selected because of her immense popularity and following in China as a beautiful Korean model. Wang Ji-Yun was Miss Seoul in the 2009 Miss Korea pageant, and is excited to make her round card girl debut in the world of MMA.

At the beginning of the conference, photo opportunities were presented. Openweight Tournament Finalists Choi Hong-Man and Mighty Mo posed with the beautiful new ROAD FC Championship belt.

choi-hongman-mighty-moDuring the question and answer session, all four attending fighters spoke.

Choi Hong-Man stated that he is at the peak of his condition, and is ready to prove it. He said he has been working on evading the big punches he knows will come from Mo, however he is ready to show off his own KO power once again. Choi became very agitated and exclaimed to Mighty Mo,

“I have been training so hard for this fight. You're responsible for all my problems, and I'm going to pay you back for it,” and then he slammed his fist on the table.

Mighty Mo calmly replied to Choi Hong-Man,

“I'm a man of action. Hong-Man Choi, here's my action,” and he knocked over the microphone as if it were his opponent, symbolizing a KO. Mighty Mo said that his driving ambition is still his ten children, who are between the ages of 2 and 24. By being a fighter, he hopes to show them how to succeed during life's challenges.

Hong Young-Ki will face Hiroto Uesako as the Co-Main Event. Hong is a Taekwondo master and trained with 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Cha Dong-Min. He was questioned about Taekwondo several times.

hong-youngki-kim-haein

finalistsHong Young-Ki stated,

“I don't consider myself a representative of Taekwondo. I just want to prove that Taekwondo fighters have strength. My goal is of course become the ROAD FC champion.”

Debutant female fighter Kim Hae-In, also a Taekwondo practitioner, said that the training has been very difficult for her first MMA fight, however, she is eager to show off her cross training and grappling when she gets into the cage.

ROAD FC Young Guns 029 has had a change to the Main Event. Kim Young-Geun will replace Cho Young-Seung against Jang Dae-Young. Also, Choi Gyeong-Eui will replace Baik Seung-Min against Lee Jeong-Young.

ROAD FC 2016

Another event for Korea has been previously announced for 10 December. Superstar action actor Kim Bo-Sung will take up the challenge of his life to fight for real in the cage, with the proceeds to benefit children with cancer, as part of the “ROAD FC Love Sharing” community charity project.

CEO Jung also revealed that ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol will be defending his title on that event, against the winner of Shinji Sasaki versus Bruno Miranda.

ROAD FC 2017

ROAD FC will host at least 20 events across Asia in 2017. The ROAD FC 10 Billion Won Tournament is still in the planning stages in terms of start date and weight division. Details will be released at a further date.

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: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 033

Date: Saturday, 24 September, 2016

Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea

17:00 Young Guns 29

20:00 ROAD FC 033
Tickets: http://roadfc.com/main/ticket/ticket.php

Live on SuperAction in Korea

Live on CCTV5 in China

Live around the world on Epicentre http://www.epicentre.tv/events/road-fc-033/

Openweight Tournament Championship Final

Choi Hong-Man vs Mighty Mo

Featherweight Match

Hong Young-Ki VS Uesako Hiroto

-72.5 Catchweight Match

Shinji Sasaki vs Bruno Miranda

Bantamweight Match

Kim Min-Woo VS Nezu Yuta

Lightweight Match

Park Won-Sik vs Abe Ukyo

Lightweight Match 

Nandin Erdene vs Ki Won-Bin

Women's -54 Catchweight Match

Lin Heqin vs Kim Hae-In

Middleweight Match 

Kim Nae-Chul vs Park Jung-Kyo

 

YOUNG GUNS 29

Bantamweight Match

Kim Young-Geun vs Jang Dae-Young

-64kg Catchweight Match

Yang Junkai VS Jang Ik-Hwan

Featherweight Match

Lee Hoo-Sun VS Kim Se-Yeong

Featherweight Match

Lee Jeong-Young VS Choi Gyeong-Eui

Middleweight Match

Oh-Jae-Sung VS Kim Ji-Hun

Flyweight Match

Kim Kyu-Hwa VS Kim Tae-Gyun

Welterweight Match

Stuart Gooch VS Choi Won-Jun

For updates please visit:

ROADFC.com

Official Facebook page ROAD FC (facebook.com/roadfightingchampionship)

Official Twitter account @ROADFC (twitter.com/ROADFC)

Official Instagram “roadfc”

Official Weibo ROAD????? (http://www.weibo.com/u/5704811867)

Official Sina blog ROADFC (http://blog.sina.com.cn/roadfc)

Media Contacts:

 

Lee Li (English)

Marketing Dept. Manager
Lili@RoadFC.com

(+852) 9125-2653

 

Mark Lee (Korean)

Marketing Dept. General Manager

Road_attorney@RoadFC.com

(+82 33) 766 7666

 

ROAD Inc. Marketing Dept.

1008-12, Haenggu-dong, Wonju-Si, Gangwon-do, Korea 26455

About ROAD Fighting Championship

The sport of MMA is booming in South Korea, and behind the incredible growth is ROAD FC. As this new era of Mixed Martial Arts begins, ROAD FC is committed to creating more opportunities for fighters in growth, experience, and support. The amateur and semi-pro Central and Into Leagues provide a structured, safe, and competitive atmosphere for beginning fighters. The Young Guns undercard series brings these up and coming fighters into the spotlight as professionals.

 

ROAD FC events are held in major cities across Korea, Japan, and China featuring the most exciting and well-recognized Korean and international MMA fighters. ROAD FC events are broadcast live and delay in Korea on SuperAction, in China on CCTV5, internationally on KIX, and streamed live internationally on Epicentre.tv. The full archive of ROAD FC events are available on demand in China on Xunlei KanKan and scheduled to air on The Fight Network in Canada.

 

About Xiaomi

Xiaomi Inc. is a privately owned Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing, China, that is the world's 3rd largest smartphone maker. Xiaomi designs, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, and related consumer electronics. Since the release of its first smartphone in August 2011, Xiaomi has gained market share in mainland China and expanded into developing a wider range of consumer electronics, including a smart home device ecosystem. The company's founder and CEO is Lei Jun, China's 23rd richest person according to Forbes. The company sold over 60 million smartphones in 2014.

 

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