ROAD FC 027 update: Women's prospects debut as Yan Xiaonan meets Nam Ye-Hyun
ROAD FC 027: 26 December, 2015 at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China
Women's prospects debut in ROAD as China's Yan Xiaonan meets Korea's Nam Ye-Hyun
2 November, 2015 - ROAD Fighting Championship will make an historic global expansion into China with ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai on 26 December, 2015. The event will take place in the 18,000-capacity Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, a premier facility built in 2008 to showcase international sporting events.
ROAD FC has been proud to introduce female fighters to international MMA, and ROAD FC 027 will continue to surprise. China's stand out fighter Yan Xiaonan (26, Xi'an Sports University) has been signed to ROAD FC and will make her debut in Shanghai, China. Yan is a powerful product of China's Xi'an University, where she graduated in 2014. She has medalled in China's National Sanda Tournament, won in National Muay Thai competition, and racked up a record of 6-1 in MMA.
Rising to the challenge and making her professional MMA debut will be Korea's Nam Ye-Hyun (17, Cheon Mu Gwan Gym). Nam has garnered a stiff education of her own from a young age, as her father is the head coach of her gym. Cheon Mu has recently produced her teammate and MMA prodigy, the 19-year old Choi Mu-Song. Nam became a Taekwondo champion in middle school, has won in BJJ competition, and has an amateur MMA record of 1-0 in ROAD FC Central League.
Expect to be surprised with the amount of power and ferocity that tough strikers Yan Xiaonan and Nam Ye-Hyun will bring into the cage on fight night!
As previously announced, K-1 wrecking machine and Bellator veteran "Mighty Mo" Siala-Mou Siliga and Korea's home-grown K-1 veteran Myung Hyun-Man will meet in a clash of two verified striking supermen.
Also, China's top lightweight Zhang Lipeng will debut with ROAD FC against Korean Taekwondo master Hong Young-Ki in an action-packed style-versus-style match up.
Plus, China's Sanda legend Zhao Zilong will face Japanese legend Ikuhisa Minowa in a match with global appeal and historical significance.
And in a massive Openweight bout, China's 140kg prodigy Aorigele and Crying Fist brawler Kim Jae-Hun are sure to show off the excitement of Asia's new breed of monster fighters!
Date: Saturday, 26 December, 2015
Place: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China
Main event live at 20:00KST
Live PPV stream on Epicentre.tv
More regional broadcasts to be announced
Openweight Match - Siala-Mou Siliga vs Myung Hyun-Man
Lightweight Match - Zhang Lipeng vs Hong Young-Ki
Light Heavyweight Match - Zhao Zilong vs Ikuhisa Minowa
Featherweight Match - He Nannan vs Tanaka Daisaku
Openweight Match - Aorigele vs Kim Jae-Hun
Lightweight - Bao Yingcang vs Mungutsooj Nandinerdene
Women's Strawweight Match - Yan Xiaonan vs Nam Ye-Hyun
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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 soon 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, 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.