Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 returns to Korea on 24 September with Openweight Final: Choi Hong-Man vs Mighty Mo
Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 returns to Korea on 24 September with Openweight Final Choi Hong-Man vs Mighty Mo
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25 August, 2016 – ROAD Fighting Championship is excited to announce a return home to South Korea for Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 on 24 September, 2016. The Openweight Tournament Championship Final between Choi Hong-Man and Mighty Mo will be the Main Event.
Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 was originally set to take place on 10 September in China. Due to overwhelming demand from our home Korean fan base, the entire card has ben moved to the 6,000-seat Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul.
The first Openweight Tournament is coming to a close with K-1 champ "Mighty Mo" Siliga versus K-1 and PRIDE veteran Choi Hong-Man. Both men succeeded to the final Championship bout by overcoming a division of 8 strong fighters. This massive bout will showcase two long-time legends of MMA who are both proving they have immense finishing power to become the ROAD FC Openweight Champion.
A special Openweight match will see China's hugely popular Aorigele versus Muay Thai champion Myung Hyun-Man. Recently, Aorigele and ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Kwon A-Sol were on the reality MMA TV show "ROAD Man: Korea vs China". One of the contests was arm wrestling with a boxing glove on the other hand. Aorigele went for the arm, but Kwon decided to punch, and the Chinese netziens were so infuriated that they posted 40,000 hate messages on Kwon's Instagram account!
Also on ROAD FC 033, two of the hottest bantamweights in Asia face off when top Korean prospect Kim Min-Woo takes on Shooto Pacific Rim Champion Yuta Nezu. Kim trains with ROAD FC Champions Cha Jung-Hwan (who knocked out Riki Fukuda to win the title) and Choi Mu-Gyeom. He is 7-1 and avenged his only loss. Nezu is one of the best and smartest Muay Thai strikers in MMA from Japan. This fight will cement one man further up the ROAD FC rankings towards the vacant Bantamweight title.
In a women's -54kg catchweight match China's Lin Heqin will face South Korea's Kim Hae-In in a bout that will pit rivaling countries in their homegrown sports of Sanda and Taekwondo. Both women possess an arsenal of amazing kicks, so this match should be a striking lover's treat to watch.
Fan favorites Hong Young-Ki and Uesako Hiroto will meet at Featherweight. Hong is a Master of Taekwondo who became famous through competing in the reality TV show "Crying Fist" which launched his MMA career. Hiroto was selected as a hot prospect for "Road to UFC: Japan" but unfortunately suffered an injury in the first sparring session.
At Bantamweight, on fire veteran Alatengheili accepts a challenge from prospect Jang Dae-Yeong. Alatengheili is on a six fight win streak with 3-0 since joining ROAD FC and looks to be entering championship contender status. But Jang is a really tough all-rounder with a bright future ahead of him.
At 100kgs, China's "Strongman" Champion Zhang Jianjun will take on Korean tough guy Kim Dae-Sung. Zhang is returning to MMA with an awesome set of boxing skills people forgot about, since he decided to focus on another tough sport. Kim always throws for the fences when he steps in the cage, so expect sparks from the opening bell.
In an Openweight bang up, two National Champion wrestlers will meet in MMA as China's Hou Zhenlin faces Korea's Shim Gun-Oh. This is a very high excitement country versus country rivalry especially given the recent conclusion of the 2016 Olympics.
At Lightweight, Turkish sensation Murat Kazgan finally returns to Korea to face one of Japan's brightest up-and-comers, Abe Ukyo.
And opening ROAD FC 033 two rookies will star, with China's Yang Junkai versus Korea's Jang Ik-Hwan set to ignite the event's nation versus nation competition of the best fighters in Asia!
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 033
Date: Saturday, 24 September, 2016
Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Openweight Tournament Championship Final
Choi Hong-Man vs Mighty Mo
Aorigele VS Myung Hyun-Man
Kim Min-Woo VS Nezu Yuta
Women's -54 Catchweight Match
Lin Heqin vs Kim Hae-In
Alatengheili VS Jang Dae-Yeong
Hong Young-Ki VS Uesako Hiroto
Zhang Jianjun VS Kim Dae-Sung
Hou Zhenlin VS Shim Gun-Oh
Murat Kazgan VS Abe Ukyo
Yang Junkai VS Jang Ik-Hwan
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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.