ROAD FC announces 5 International Trials for seeding in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament

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ROAD FC announces 5 International Trials for seeding in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament

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 ROAD FC announces 5 International Trials for seeding in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament

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17 November, 2016 – The ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will be a 32-man winner-takes-all tournament for Asian and international fighters commencing in 2017. Due to overwhelming interest from international fighters, ROAD Fighting Championship is excited to announce a series of five International Trials to provide more opportunities for international fighters to be seeded in the Tournament. The five Trials will be held from late 2016 through the first quarter of 2017.

ROAD FC is honored to be known and respected by athletes from all over the world who wish to compete. To all of the fighters, agents, and fans who have made enquiries, ROAD FC humbly thanks you. 

China Trials

The first of the International Trials has been announced as the China Trials, which is taking place this coming Saturday, 19 November on Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 in Shijiazhuang. Six fighters from China and two who have competed extensively in China were selected for this 8-man tournament. The winners of the four matches will be seeded in the Tournament. The field includes Yao Honggang's protege Tao Shuoyu, KO artist Nuertiebieke Bahetihan, Sanda standout Yu Changzhao, warhorse Habiti, RUFF Champion Rodrigo Caporal, up and comers Huang Zhenyue and Shang Lianru, and hard-hitting judoka Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu.

Japan Trials

The second International Trials are the Japan Trials which will be held in the esteemed promotion DEEP. This will be a four man, one night tournament in which the winner earns the right to be seeded in the $1 Million Tournament. Aside from the Trials, well-known fighters and champions in Japan have already been invited to participate in the Tournament.

Eastern Europe Trials

The third of the International Trials will be held in Russia's MFP, which operates under an all-Russia MMA federation. ROAD FC and MFP have enjoyed a mutually beneficial cross-through flow of fighters. In these Trials, two MFP fighters and two from other regions will participate in this four man, one night tournament with the winner being seeded for the $1 Million.

Southeast Asia Trials

The fourth International Trials are the Southeast Asia Trials. The philippines have a long-standing culture of being fierce martial artists, and the Southeast Asian countries are beginning to produce exciting fighters now. These Trials are being planned for the Philippines. Two Filipino fighters and two others from Southeast Asian countries are expected to be invited as the Trials develop.

Korea, North and South America, and Europe Trials

The final International Trials will take place across two events in Korea. While ROAD FC is already in negotiations with top fighters from all over the world, the interest has been so overwhelming that these Trials have been set to include proponents from some of the most active MMA countries in the world. There are expected to be sixteen fighters from Korea, North and South America, and Europe who will compete in the first event. The eight winners will move onto the second Trials event, and the final four match winners will be seeded in the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament.

ROAD FC Expands into the Global Future

In this decade, South Korea has become a powerhouse of MMA talents. ROAD FC has been proud to provide an amateur to professional platform for Korean athletes to grow and excel. With the announcement of the ROAD FC Champions' six-figure salary in 2015, and the $1 Million Tournament in 2017, ROAD FC is now providing top Korean and international athletes with the respect they deserve.

ROAD FC has experienced dominance in the Korean broadcast market for five years. In 2015, ROAD FC secured a broadcast deal with China's largest broadcaster CCTV, and made history with the station's first live MMA broadcast, then with successive top five ratings reaching an audience of 40 million. The ROAD FC broadcast footprint grows across Asia and the world with more soon to be announced as all eyes start shifting to ROAD FC.

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 034

Date: Saturday, 19 November, 2016

Place: Hebei Gymnasium, Shijiazhuang, China

Live in China on CCTV5 18:30CST

Live in China on YY.com 17:30CST

Live in South Korea on SuperAction 19:30KST

Live in South Korea and Japan on Afreeca.tv 19:30K/JST

Live internationally on Epicentre.tv 19:30CST

15:00 Doors open

16:00 Young Guns 30 and China Trials

18:30 Main Card

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

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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