Xiaomi ROAD FC 032 adds hot prospect women's match between Lee Ye-Ji and Hana Date
Xiaomi ROAD FC 032 adds a hot prospect women's match between Lee Ye-Ji and Hana Date.
31 May, 2016 - Xiaomi ROAD FC 032 will take place this coming 2 July, 2016 at the 20,000-capacity Hunan International Conference and Convention Center in Changsha, Hunan, China. A women's catchweight bout has been added between Korean sensation Lee Ye-Ji (1-2, Team J) and Japanese hot rod Hana Date (1-1, Team Date).
Lee Ye-Ji at just 16 years of age has become a phenomenon in Korean MMA. She first faced former DEEP Flyweight Champion and legitimate female MMA royalty Satoko Shinashi (32-2-2) in her debut. Lee put on an incredibly strong performance of skills and heart, surprising the audience, and earning her a true label of “prospect”. Then she took on former Smackgirl and DEEP Champ Hisae Watanabe (19-6). Lee's performance was again brave, quick and strong. Lee's last battle was a fast submission win over Natsuki Shimomakise in which she was finally able to meet and defeat her like competition.
Hana Date took on the “Date” gym name when she started competing in her base of kickboxing. Dedication paid off and she became the Tribelate 48kg Women's Champion at only 16 years of age. Then, in a Shoot Boxing fight against 2-time Champ Mio Tsumura (14-2), she went the distance with flashy side kicks and spinning backfists to cement her name as a future contender. In MMA, Hana went 2-0 as an amateur, then 1-1 as a pro against Pan Hui and standout Mina Kurobe.
Lee Ye-Ji and Hana Date are young women are aiming to show the world what the power of the new generation of female MMA fighters looks like!
Xiaomi ROAD FC 032
The Main Event for Xiaomi ROAD FC 032 will be “China's Heavyweight Supernova” Aorigele versus Bob “The Beast” Sapp in an Openweight showdown. This will be youth versus experience in a slugger's free for all as Aorigele looks to climb into international stardom, and Sapp seeks to continue his winning ways.
Also, two of Asia's most remarkable fighters will finally face one another when China's hot international fighter Jumabieke Tuerxun meets Asia's dominant bantamweight Kim Soo-Chul at Featherweight in a battle with historical implications.
Plus, the former ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Riki Fukuda will return against Kim Hoon. Riki Fukuda will seek to reclaim his place at the top of the rankings, and Kim Hoon will try to launch his own bid over another stellar opponent.
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 ROAD Fighting Championship 032
Date: Saturday, 2 July, 2016
Place: Hunan International Trade and Exhibition Center, Changsha, China
Aorigele vs Bob Sapp
Jumabieke Tuerxun vs Kim Soo-Chul
Women's -46.5 Catchweight Match
Lee Ye-Ji vs Hana Date
Riki Fukuda vs Kim Hoon
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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.
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.