ROAD FC signs “Ryo” Young Choi, DEEP Champ makes 10-year return to Korea in May

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ROAD FC signs "Ryo" Young Choi, DEEP Champ makes 10-year return to Korea in May

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ROAD Young Choi

ROAD FC announces the signing of “Ryo” Choi Young, 1st generation Korean MMA star and current DEEP Champion.

 

 

29 March, 2016 - ROAD Fighting Championship is excited to announce the signing “Ryo” Choi Young, of one of Korea's “first generation” of Mixed Martial Artists and current DEEP Middleweight Champion. After almost ten years away from Korea, he is expected to make his promotional debut on 14 May, 2016 at ROAD FC 031 in Seoul.

 

Choi Young (18-10-3, Shinbukan/Land's End) is a third generation ethnic Korean who was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. Choi first fought MMA in Japan in 2000, however his MMA career really kicked off in Korea in Spirit MC. In 2004, he faced “Stun Gun” Kim Dong-Hyun in Spirit MC's first Interleague tournament, and beat him by Unanimous Decision. At the point of Spirit MC's closure, Choi fought in K-1's HERO'S and returned to Japan where he became a staple of DEEP. Along the way, Choi fought the top in the middleweight division, including Lim Jae-Seok, Ryuta Sakurai, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Tatsuya Mizuno, and Yoshiyuki Nakanishi.

 

In 2015, Choi contested Nakanishi again, this time for the DEEP Middleweight title. He revenged an earlier split decision loss to Nakanishi, and walked away with the title on the better end of another hotly contested split decision. Choi then set his sights on a return to fighting in Korea. ROAD FC is proud to welcome Choi back to his old stomping grounds at home, and fans can expect to see him in action at ROAD FC 031 on 14 May in Seoul.

 

 

Xiaomi ROAD FC 030

 

 

On the next event, Xiaomi ROAD FC 030, The Openweight Tournament Semifinals will take place. Mighty Mo will take on Myung Hyun-Man, and Choi Hong-Man will face Aorigele. A women's match that promises violence is set between China's top MMA female fighter Yan Xiaonan and Korean sanda standout Lim So-Hee. Kim Seung-Yeon, winner of "Crying Fist", will get his biggest test yet against multiple national Sanda titles winner Baoshe Riguleng. Opening up the Main Card will be the entertaining Alatengheili taking on Japan's Sasaki Fumiya.

 

 

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

 

 

Part 2

 

 

Openweight Tournament Semifinal A

Choi Hong-Man vs Aorigele

 

 

Women's -52 kg Catchweight Match

Yan Xiaonan vs Lim So-Hee

 

Openweight Tournament Semifinal B

Myung Hyun-Man vs Mighty Mo

 

 

-72kg Catchweight Match

Baoshe Riguleng vs Kim Seung-Yeon

 

Bantamweight Match

Alatengheili vs Sasaki Fumiya

 

Part 1

 

Bantamweight Match

He Nannan vs Murat Kazgan

 

Lightweight Match

Albert Cheng vs Yuki Ishihara

 

Featherweight Match

Yang Junkai vs Oh Du-Suk

 

Bantamweight Match

Zheng Xiaoliang vs Jang Ik-Hwan

 

Featherweight Match

Shang Lianru vs Kim Se-Yeong

 

 

 

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

 

 

Featherweight Match

George Roop vs TBA

 

 

Middleweight Match

Choi Young 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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