13 August, 2014 - ROAD FC launches a new live streaming partnership with Epicentre.tv starting with ROAD FC 017 this coming Sunday, 17 August, 2014.
ROAD FC 018 adds a welterweight match between heavy hitter Kim Hoon versus former World Shooto Champion Luis "Beicao" Ramos.
ROAD Fighting Championship partners with Epicentre.tv
ROAD FC is extremely happy to announce a partnership with premiere Combat Sports streaming provider Epicentre.tv. ROAD FC has been seeking to put more emphasis on the overseas PPV market, and Epicentre.tv focuses tremendously on the international MMA PPV platform around the world, specifically relishing growth in Australia and Southeast Asia.
Epicentre.tv has live streamed events from over 30 countries and their reach will assist ROAD FC in becoming a household name beyond Asia. Their purpose-built platform is robust and ensures viewers are always met with a first class broadcast.
ROAD FC CEO Jung Moon-Hong stated, "For over eight months we've been in discussions with Epicentre.tv to promote ROAD FC in the overseas market. I am very confident that Epicentre.tv will provide an excellent online streaming experience for ROAD FC fans, while simultaneously using their extensive marketing tools and connections to spread ROAD FC aggressively across the world."
Epicentre.tv COO Luke Campbell stated, "Epicentre.tv is excited to partner with the number one MMA organisation in Asia and cannot wait to show the world how amazing the promotion really is. We will be working together on new initiatives to ensure ROAD FC is soon to rival the likes of Bellator and UFC in the northern hemisphere.
"ROAD FC will join a list of the world's best promotions in combat sports which have been broadcast on Epicentre.tv, including UFC, GLORY, K-1 and SuperKombat. The addition of ROAD FC further cements our position as the number one live streaming platform for combat sports in the world."
ROAD FC 017, The Lightweight Championship
ROAD FC 017 takes place this Sunday, 17 August in Seoul, South Korea. The Main Event will be the Lightweight Championship between former contender Kume Takasuke and top striker Kwon A-Sol. This will be a fierce competition for the top of the lightweight division!
Also, deadly beauty Song Ga-Yeon will be making her highly anticipated MMA debut alongside fellow beautiful newcomer Emi Yamamoto.
Korean prodigy Lee Yun-Jun will face the incredibly durable Brazilian Thiago Silva, supreme wrestler Ahn Sang-Il takes on macho man Park Jung-Kyo, and slugger Kim Nae-Chul welcomes Glory kick boxer Yoo Yang-Rae to MMA.
ROAD FC 018 match announcement Kim Hoon versus Luis "Beicao" Ramos
Two well-rounded veteran fighters are set to face each other at ROAD FC 018 as Korea's hard-hitting Kim Hoon takes on Brazilian champion Luis "Beicao" Ramos. Both fighters are coming off disappointing results that make them hungry for redemption. Heavy handed Kim Hoon had the tables turned on him when Minowaman knocked him out in his ceremonial 100th bout. Ramos went back and forth with Cha Jung-Hwan for three rounds that resulted in a rare Draw. This hungry match up will prove to be very exciting!
As previously announced, another top women's bout is set to be on display, as Korea's number one female mixed martial artist and DEEP Jewels Champion Ham Seo-Hee welcomes Ukraine's Princess of Armlocks, Alyona Rassohyna.
Showcasing the very best of MMA sport and entertainment – ROAD Fighting Championship!
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 017
Date: Sunday 17 August, 2014
Time: 18:00 KST Young Guns 16 start, 20:00 KST Main Card start
Place: Seoul Olympic Hall, Seoul, South Korea
Main Card Matches:
Kume Takasuke vs Kwon A-Sol
Lee Yun-Jun vs Thigao Silva
Atomweight Women's Match
Song Ga-Yeon vs Emi Yamamoto
Ahn Sang-Il vs Park Jung-Kyo
Light Heavyweight Match
Kim Nae-Chul vs Yoo Yang-Rae
Young Guns 16 Undercard
Jung Doo-Jae vs Moon Ki-Bum
Kim Jong-Hoon vs Hong Jung-Gi
Kim Tae-Kyun vs Kwak Jong-Hyun
Park Jung-Min vs Hong Sung-Jin
Choi Mu-Song vs Seo Jin-Soo
Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 018
Date: Saturday, 30 August, 2014
Time: 18:00 KST Young Guns 17 start, 20:00 KST Main Card start
Place: Hilton Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
Womens' Atomweight Match
Ham Seo-Hee vs Alyona Rassohyna
Kim Hoon vs Luis Ramos
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. "ROAD FC - KOREA" monthly events now will provide many more opportunities for foreign fighters to compete and ascend in the rankings. ROAD FC numbered series events with the Young Guns undercard will be held approximately four times a year in major cities across Korea and Japan in 2014, featuring the most exciting and well-recognized Korean and international MMA fighters. ROADFC events are broadcast live and delay in Korea on SuperAction, internationally on KIX, and streamed live on Epicentre.tv internationally.
Epicentre.tv is the number one live streaming platform for combat sports in the world. Epicentre.tv live streams the number one MMA organisation in the world (UFC), the number one kickboxing organisation in the world (GLORY), the most prestigious brand in martial arts (K-1), and the leading kickboxing organisation in Europe (SuperKombat), among numerous others.
About ROAD FC Official Gym
To support this expansion and all ROAD FC fighters, the ROAD FC Official Gym in Gangnam, Seoul has been constructed. This state-of-the-art facility is approximately 500 square meters, has a cage built to ROAD FC specifications, and generous mat area for martial arts training and CrossFit. Famous Korean MMA fighter Seo Doo-Won, formerly of the National Wrestling Team, is the Head Coach.
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!"
For updates please visit the ROAD FC website at www.ROADFC.com and the Official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/roadfightingchampionship.
Jungeum "Jake" Kwon
Assistant Manager, Planning Department, ROAD FC Inc.
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