ROAD FC announces the signing of George Roop, UFC vet and “Zombie Killer”

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George Roop

ROAD FC signs George Roop to exclusive contract, May debut expected

 

22 March, 2016 - ROAD Fighting Championship is excited to announce the signing of George Roop to an exclusive, multi-fight contract.  Roop's promotional debut will be at Xiaomi ROAD FC 031 on 14 May, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea at the Jangchung Gymnasium.

 

George Roop (15-12-1) started martial arts very early in life, with Taekwondo, judo, and then wrestling.  Roop then naturally transitioned into MMA, and has had an exciting MMA career on the international stage ever since.  Beginning with his appearance on the 8th season of UFC's The Ultimate Fighter, he earned his first stint in the promotion.  After going 1-2, Roop was let go, and found his home in WEC, where his lone Draw with Leonard Garcia earned Fight of the Night,  In the WEC, Roop became the first man to ever stop Jung Chan-Sung, "The Korean Zombie", with a Knockout of the Night head kick.

 

Roop was able to have a second life in the UFC when WEC merged.  He spent five years in the feather- and bantamweight divisions, earning wins over such fighters as Josh Grispi and Brian Bowles, and meeting other Asian superstars like Hatsu Hioki and Takeya Mizugaki.

 

George Roop is expected to have his first fight in Seoul, South Korea at ROAD FC 031 on 14 May.  ROAD FC is excited to have such a thrilling, never back down, well-known fighter in Roop, and his opponent will be announced shortly.

 

ROAD FC 031 on 14 May in Seoul, South Korea

 

As previously announced for ROAD FC 031, ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol will face Middleweight Lee Dool-Hee in a grudge match at Openweight.  More matches will be announced soon.

 

ROAD FC 030 on 16 April in Beijing, China

 

 

Before ROAD FC 031, watch out for the upcoming ROAD FC 030 on 14 May live from Beijing, China! The Openweight Tournament Semifinals will take place, as well as a women's match that promises violence between China's top MMA female fighter Yan Xiaonan and Korean sanda standout Lim So-Hee.  Also, Strikers Baoshe Riguleng and Kim Seung-Yeon will make a match to remember.

 

 

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 presents ROAD Fighting Championship 030

Date: Saturday, 16 April, 2016

Place: Beijing Worker's Sports Complex, Beijing, China

Live on CCTV5 in China

Live on SuperAction in Korea

Live on Epicentre.TV around the world

 

 

Openweight Tournament Semifinal A

Choi Hong-Man vs Aorigele

 

 

Openweight Tournament Semifinal B

Myung Hyun-Man vs Mighty Mo

 

Women's -52 kg Catchweight Match

Yan Xiaonan vs Lim So-Hee

 

-72kg Catchweight Match

Baoshe Riguleng vs Kim Seung-Yeon

 

 

Event: Xiaomi presents ROAD Fighting Championship 031

Date: Saturday, 14 May, 2016

Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea

Live on SuperAction in Korea

Live on Epicentre.TV around the world

Broadcast on CCTV in China

 

Openweight Match

Kwon A-Sol vs Lee Dool-Hee

 

Special Match

George Roop vs TBA

 

 

 

 

 

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

Marketing Dept. Manager

(+852) 9125-2653

 

Mark Lee

Marketing Dept. General Manager

(+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 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.

 

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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