Xiaomi ROAD FC 031 update: “Ryo” Choi Young will face Judoka Yoon Dong-Sik in a Middleweight match

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 031 update: "Ryo" Choi Young will face Judoka Yoon Dong-Sik in a Middleweight match

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ROAD31 Yoon vs Choi

Xiaomi ROAD FC 031 sets “Ryo” Choi Young's homecoming opponent as Yoon Dong-Sik

 

12 April, 2016 - ROAD Fighting Championship is excited to announce that “Ryo” Choi Young will face “Armbar King” Yoon Dong-Sik on 14 May, 2016 at ROAD FC 031 in Seoul, South Korea.

 

Choi Young (18-10-3, Shinbukan/Land's End) will return to fight in Korea for the first time in ten years. Choi is one of Korea's first generation of Mixed Martial Artists with a long competitive history. From his 2004 victory over “Stun Gun” Kim Dong-Hyun in Spirit MC, Choi made his way through K-1's HERO'S then became a staple of DEEP, fighting the top in the middleweight division such as Lim Jae-Seok, Ryuta Sakurai, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Tatsuya Mizuno, and finally Yoshiyuki Nakanishi, against whom he avenged a loss to walk away with the DEEP Middleweight Championship.

 

Yoon Dong-Sik (9-8, Neepiel C&H) was an Olympic-calibre Judoka who made his professional MMA debut in PRIDE in 2005. He fought the world's best Middle-, Light Heavy- and Heavyweights such as Sakuraba, Melvin Manhoef, Rampage Jackson, and Murilo Bustamante to become a Korean MMA legend. Yoon launched the second wave of his career in ROAD FC, first facing former ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Riki Fukuda, then earning back to back victories over Amilcar Alves and Daiju Takase.

 

This Middleweight match will be two of the most respected and admired Korean middleweights in a clash of two very distinct styles. Will “Ryo” strike first and get the KO, or will Yoon once again pull of the “Dongbar”? Legends collide!

Yoon vs Ryo

ROAD FC 031

 

Also at Xiaomi ROAD FC 031, ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol will face Middleweight Lee Dool-Hee in a grudge match at Openweight. Plus, ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Yun-Jun will take on newly-signed UFC veteran George Roop, the “Zombie Killer”.

 

ROAD FC 030 on 16 April in Beijing, China

 

Before ROAD FC 031, watch out for Xiaomi ROAD FC 030 on this coming 16 April, live from Beijing, China! The Openweight Tournament semifinals will take place with Choi Hong-Man vs Aorigele, and Myung Hyun-Man vs Mighty Mo. China's top female fighter Yan Xiaonan will face Korean sanda star Lim So-Hee. Aggressive Alatengheili will take on Japan's Sasaki Fumiya. Entertaining He Nannan is back against surging Russian Alexey Polpudnikov.

 

 

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

Tickets available at:

- Damai http://item.damai.cn/96928.html

- Maoyan (mobile) http://www.maoyan.com

Live on CCTV5 in China at 20:00 CST

Live on SuperAction in Korea at 18:00 CST

Live on Epicentre.TV around the world at 18:00 CST

 

Openweight Tournament Semifinal A

Choi Hong-Man vs Aorigele

 

Openweight Tournament Semifinal B

Myung Hyun-Man vs Mighty Mo

 

Women's -52 kg Catchweight Match

Yan Xiaonan vs Lim So-Hee

 

Bantamweight Match

Alatengheili vs Sasaki Fumiya

 

Bantamweight Match

He Nannan vs Alexey Polpudnikov

 

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

Lee Yun-Jun vs George Roop

 

Middleweight Match

Young Choi vs Yoon Dong-Sik

 

 

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 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 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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