Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: Young Guns 27 prelim matches now open


Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: Young Guns 27 prelim matches now open


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Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 preliminary matches for Young Guns 27 now complete


24 February, 2016 -  Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 will take place on 12 March, 2016 in Wonju, South Korea and Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his second title defense against former Pancrase and Sengoku Champ Marlon Sandro.  The Co-Main event will be a match between well-known Bantamweights from two sides of the globe: "One Minute" Kim Soo-Chul vs "The Bama Beast" Marcus Brimage.


Young Guns 27 preliminary matches all open


In the Main Event for the Young Guns 27 undercard, top-ranked Russian KO artist Gennadiy Kovalev (14-4, MFP Team) will meet Korean National Boxing Champion Cha In-Ho (2-2, Team MAD).  Kovalev recently became the Welterweight Champion of League S-70 in Russia, but has spent much of his time smashing through the Far Eastern Modern Pankration Federation.  With 8 KOs to his credit, Kovalev is obviously sporting rocks for hands - and he knows how to throw them.  The Vladivostok representative will be eager to make his first fight in Korea much more than just memorable.


After dabbling in MMA back in 2011, boxer Cha In-Ho decided to renew his passion to compete in the cage in 2015.  He brought his heavy hands home with a KO victory over Son Gyu-Seok that cemented his resolve in the sport.  With a skill set honed in Team MAD gym which has produced so many great South Korean fighters, Cha is now going to face his toughest opponent to date in another top striker who will match him blow for blow, and go to the canvas if that's where things flow.


Six other matches will open up Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 on the Young Guns 27 prelims.  Koo Bon-Hyuk and Kang Yeun-Su will be the next two flyweights to watch from South Korea.  Oh Jae-Seung and Choi Won-Jun will continue their climb in the welterweight division.  La In-Jae and Jeon Young-Jun will put their undefeated status on the line against each other at middleweight.  Plus, three more opening matches between Korea's next generation fighters will kick off an amazing card in the ROAD FC hometown of Wonju!


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 029

Date: Saturday, 12 March, 2016



Place: Chiak Stadium, Wonju, South Korea

Live on Epicentre.TV


Featherweight Championship

Choi Mu-Gyeom vs Marlon Sandro


Bantamweight Match

Kim Soo-Chul vs Marcus Brimage


Openweight Match

Sim Gun-Oh vs Carlos Toyota


Bantamweight Match

Kim Min-Woo vs Park Hyung-Geun


Women's 46kg Catchweight Match

Lee Yeji vs Natsuki Shimomakise


-72 Catchweight Match

Park Won-Sik vs Shinji Sasaki


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Welterweight Match

Cha In-Ho vs Gennadiy Kovalev


Flyweight Match

Koo Bon-Hyuk vs Kang Yeun-Su


Welterweight Match

Oh Jae-Seung vs Choi Won-Jun


Middleweight Match

La In-Jae and Jeon Young-Jun


Featherweight Match

Baik Seung-Min vs Lee Hoo-Sun


Flyweight Match

Kim Tae-Gyun vs Go Gi-Won


Welterweight Matche

Kim Hyeon-Min vs Lee Jin-Kyu



For updates please visit:



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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