ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Semifinal Matches


Ronys Torres vs Shamil Zavurov

Mansour Barnaoui vs Shimoishi Kota


For immediate release, November 14, 2017 - Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 took place on November 11, 2017 at the Hebei Gymnasium in Shijiazhuang, China. The event aired liv on CCTV5 in China, MBC Sports+ in South Korea, Abema in Japan, MNB in Mongolia, SportsFix in Southeast Asia, and YouTube around the world.


On CCTV5, ROAD FC 044 live achieved third in the ratings with a 4.88% share, the historic high for ROAD Fighting Championship!


The quarterfinals for the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament were held between the eight fighters who made it through 4 separate international trials comprising over 40 contestants, and the 16-man opening round.


Ronys Torres vs Shamil Zavurov


Brazil's number one-ranked Ronys Torres wasted no time taking phenom striker Tom Santos into his forte of the grappling realm. He locked on an armbar and ended the fight in the first round.


Former M-1 Champ Shamil Zavurov showed off his superman shoots against MGL-1 Champ Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu. After three rounds, Zavurov's dominating grinding style earned the decision victory.


Following the original brackets as designated from the blind draw after the opening round, Ronys Torres and Shamil Zavurov will meet each other in the semifinals. Torres' jiujitsu and Zavurov's wrestling are examples of the best grappling in the global lightweight division. This match will be an incredible display of top talent.


Mansour Barnaoui vs Shimoishi Kota


Former M-1 and BAMMA Champ Mansour Barnaoui dealt with Mongolian National Boxing Champ Nandin-Erdene's power punches by using the clinch, then putting the fight on the ground where he got a choke from behind in just two minutes.


Japan Trials winner Shimoishi Kota spoiled China Trials winner Baoyincang's homecoming with superior wrestling and control on the ground. Bao had no defense and tapped out to an armbar in the second round.


The second of the two semifinals matches will be Mansour Barnaoui versus Shimoishi Kota. Barnaoui has proven that he is world-class in both his striking and ground skills, while Shimoishi has shown he can throw bombs and smother his opponents on the ground. Young phenom versus wizened grinder sets an exciting atmosphere for this unpredictable match.


These four impressive fighters have made it one step closer to winning the historic ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament, and the chance to face ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol for the all the glory and the belt.



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!"



Xiaomi ROAD FC 045

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Jangchung Arena

Seoul, South Korea


Atomweight Championship

Ham Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey


Women's Heavyweight Bout

Yoshiko vs TBA



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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 MBC, in China on CCTV, internationally on KIX, and streamed live internationally on YouTube. The full archive of ROAD FC events are available on demand in China on Xunlei KanKan, internationally on, 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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