ROAD FC - Hunan TV joint press conference expands collaboration, adds second Changsha event
ROAD FC – Hunan TV press conference expands collaboration, adds second Changsha event.
15 June, 2016 - ROAD Fighting Championship and Hunan Satellite Television held a joint press conference on 14 June, 2016 at the Hunan International Trade and Exhibition Center, in the broadcaster's headquarters city of Changsha, China.
In attendance at the press conference were ROAD FC CEO Jung Moon-Hong and Beijing ROAD Directors, Hunan Satellite Asia Pacific Mango TV Managing Director Wang Pingbo, and many top leaders from the Hunan TV company and Golden Eagle Media. Leaders from both ROAD FC and Hunan TV delivered speeches about the Win-Win cross-border collaboration, culminating in a group countdown with a giant clapboard to signal the launch.
The intent of the collaboration is to build the industry of Mixed Martial Arts as international sports entertainment. Based in South Korea, ROAD FC firmly secured China as the key marker in Asia, taking into account the proximity of the countries, the similarity in cultures, and the rapid development of MMA in China. ROAD FC is different than other MMA promotions in that it is more integrated into the concepts and elements of Oriental culture, and that Korean cultural products can gain a good market acceptance within China.
ROAD FC CEO Jung Moon-Hong stated:
“This collaboration will be an all-around cooperation with the strongest entertainment platform of the Hunan Broadcasting Group. Together with ROAD FC, we will seek to produce world-class sporting events and top entertainment platform integration. We are hopeful about all the prospects for cooperation.”
Hunan Satellite Asia Pacific Mango TV Managing Director Wang Pingbo stated:
“With ROAD FC as our strategic partner for sports entertainment, Hunan TV expects to develop the world-class sports brand's positioning through a variety of entertainment resources. In 2016, we will jointly organize a series of sporting events, a charity contest, ROAD Girl contests, and the introduction of a phenomenal sports reality show along with other popular sports and entertainment programming.”
The press conference also kicked off Xiaomi ROAD FC 032 set for 2 July in Changsha, as well as announcing that the consecutive ROAD FC event in China will also be in Changsha under partnership with Hunan TV on 15 October. Headlining the event will be the Openweight Tournament Final between Choi Hong-Man and Mighty Mo.
Xiaomi ROAD FC 032 fighters in attendance for the conference faced off with their opponents, and gave the following statements.
Main Eventers Bob Sapp and Aorigele traded barbs and aggression.
“I have the confidence I can finish off someone who looks like a pregnant gorilla.”
“Your prime was ten years ago, now you're not as strong.”
“Think you can take me? I will make you stay down!”
“I will make it so you're never able to stand again.”
“I'm honored to fight on Asia's number one MMA promotion ROAD FC. My opponent is an “idol girl” of ROAD FC. I'm also an idol girl, of DEEP Jewels. I'm going to make a good fight to show I am both promotions' idol girl.”
“Thank you for being interested in me. Many people like me, I didn't know that. I'm a fighter. So my first goal is skill, so I'll keep training, I don't care about popularity.”
“My opponent is cute and has good sanda skill, but I'm sure I'm going to beat her.”
“My opponent thinks of me as only a sanda fighter. If she tries to catch me on on the ground, I will show her that her opinion is wrong.”
Also among the nine bouts on Xiaomi ROAD FC 032, two of Asia's most remarkable fighters will finally face one another when China's hot international fighter Jumabieke Tuerxun meets Asia's dominant bantamweight Kim Soo-Chul at Featherweight in a battle with historical implications!
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 032
Date: Saturday, 2 July, 2016
Place: Hunan International Trade and Exhibition Center, Changsha, China
Live broadcast to be announced soon.
Aorigele vs Bob Sapp
Women's -56kg Catchweight Bout
Lin Heqin vs Nori Date
Jumabieke Tuerxun vs Kim Soo-Chul
Women's -46.5kg Catchweight Bout
Lee Ye-Ji vs Hana Date
Hou Zhenlin vs Gwak Byeong-In
Albert Cheng vs Lee Hyeung-Seok
Liu Xiaoyang vs Asakura Ka
He Jianwei vs Jang Dae-Yeong
Huang Zhenyue vs Oh Du-Seok
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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 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 Hunan TV
Hunan Television is a provincial satellite TV station in China. It launched in January 1997 and is currently China's second-most-watched channel, occasionally earning first in ratings. Hunan TV's signal covers most of China, including Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas as (Hunan STV World) in North America, Japan, Australia, Europe and other countries and regions landing. The channel uses standard high-definition broadcast.
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.