ROAD FC Russia Trials: MFP announces the match ups for the single night tournament

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ROAD FC Russia Trials: MFP announces the match ups for the single night tournament

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ROAD FC Russia Trials: MFP announces the match ups for the single night tournament

February 21, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to share the official match ups for the Russia Trials in MFP for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”.

Modern Fighting Pankration (MFP) will host the Russia Trials for the ROAD FC $1 Million Tournament during MFP 207 “Nord Fight” on February 25 in Yakutsk, Russia. The four fighters who will be vying for seeded entry in the 16-man tournament are four Pavel Gordeev, Elnur Agaev, Herman Beryozkin, and Evgeny Lakhin.

Video preview:
https://youtu.be/enMvHLIVYU0

Match 1: Pavel Gordeev vs Elnur Agaev

Pavel Gordeev (6-0, New Stream Team) is a 23-year old prospect who is undefeated in his 3 years of professional MMA. He throws big punches in order to get inside, grapple, and finish on the ground, which has earned him 4 submission finishes and 1 TKO.

Elnur Agaev (12-6, MFP Academy) made his first ROAD FC appearance against Chinese stand out Song Kenan at ROAD FC 034. In the three-round fight, Agaev showcased his technical striking and lightning takedowns. With a 50% finish rate of half submissions and KOs, Agaev is a well-rounded fighter who can take advantage in any situation.

Gordeev versus Agaev is hot prospect versus seasoned veteran. Because the winner will face a second fight in the night, Gordeev will need to find the key to his biggest opponent to date, while Agaev will need to consider an early finish rather than a technical 3-rounder.

Match 2: Herman Beryozkin vs Evgeny Lakhin

Herman Beryozkin (4-4, MFP Academy) is riding a 3-fight win streak which brings his record to even. He is a wrestler who has discovered his own hands of stone with two KOs in his last 3 fights. Beryozkin is very strong and once he has the fight on the ground he can keep it there.

Evgeny Lakhin (12-7, Club Alexander Nevsky) is a strong grappler who racked up 7 submissions and 3 KOs before his recent spate of bad fortune. He's a counter-puncher who looks for a hole in his opponent's guard for a big finish. Lakhin will be hungry to show the performance of his lifetime to turn around a losing streak and prove he's worthy of a seed.

Beryozkin versus Lakhin will be full of crazy punches, but both fighters ultimately want to get it to the ground. Once there, it will become a test to see if Beryozkin's wrestling or Lakhin's grappling can set up the finish.

 

$1 Million Tournament Regional Qualifiers

The regional qualifying will yield the following seeds: China – 2, Southeast Asia – 1, Korea and international – 10, Russia – 1, and Japan – 1 for a total of 15 participants. The remaining spot will be announced at a later date.

Regional Trials for ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament

Schedule

January 28, 2017 – Southeast Asia Trials at URCC COMPLETE

- SEA Seed: Reydon Romero

February 11, 2017 – International Trials Group A at Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 COMPLETE

- International seeds: Sasaki Shinji, Leo Kuntz, Park Dae-Sung, Shamil Zavurov, Toninho Furia, Kim Chang-Hyun, Ronys Torres

February 25, 2017 – Russia Trials at MFP

March 20, 2017 – Japan Trials in DEEP

April 15, 2017 - Korea and International Trials Group B in 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!"

Next event:

Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 036

Date: Saturday, 11 February, 2017

Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea

Live in Korea on MBC Sports+

Live in China on CCTV

Live in Japan on Abema

Live international on YouTube

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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. 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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