Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”

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January 12, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the next match for Round 1 of the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki. Round 1 will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11, 2017 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.

Leo Kuntz (17-3-1, American Top Team) is the Impact FC and XFC Champion. He rose to prominence with a stellar record of fight-finishing submissions and KOs which landed him on TUF Season 16 and then into the UFC. Most notable for Korean fans will be his back and forth nail-biter with Bang Tae-Hyun in UFC Seoul in which he lost a contentious split decision. Ironically, Kuntz is half Korean and has a background in Taekwondo.

Hong Young-Ki (3-3, Apgujeong Gym) is a National Taekwondo Champion who transitioned late to MMA. His story made him an instant hit when he competed in Korea's reality MMA TV show “Crying Fist”, which led to his professional career in MMA. Hong recently dropped losses to China's UFC veteran Zheng Lipeng and Japan UFC TUF veteran Hiroto Uesako, however he was implementing new grappling skills and game plans, so surely he will have grown from the experiences.

Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki promises to be a very technique-driven match, and it is inevitable that fans will get to see Taekwondo in MMA action!

 

Xiaomi ROAD FC 036

Four other matches have been announced for Round 1 of the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”. Legendary MMA veteran Melvin Guillard will face Korean hot prospect Kim Seung-Yeon. Former ROAD FC title challenger and Shooto Champ Sasaki Shinji will face UFC and TUF China veteran Albert Cheng. First generation Korean Mixed Martial Artist Kim Chang-Hyun takes on once King of Pancrase Andy Main. Russian standout Shamil Zavurov will meet surging Korean Kim Won-Gi.

As previously announced, former ROAD FC Champion Riki Fukuda versus Kim Nae-Chul will be a battle of two powerful middleweights who are working for the right to challenge ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Cha Jung-Hwan. Plus, two bantamweights drop to flyweight as Moon Jea-Hoon meets Nakahara Taiyo to determine the new powerhouse in the division.

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 036

Date: Saturday, 11 February, 2017

Place: Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea

Live in Korea on MBC Sports+

Live in China on CCTV

Live in Japan on Abema

Live internationally on Epicentre.tv

 

Main Card

Middleweight Match

Riki Fukuda vs Kim Nae-Chul

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match

Melvin Guillard vs Kim Seung-Yeon

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match

Sasaki Shinji vs Albert Cheng

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match

Kim Chang-Hyun vs Andy Main

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match

Shamil Zavurov vs Kim Won-Gi

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match

Leo Kuntz vs Hong Young-Ki

Flyweight Match

Nakahara Taiyo vs Moon Jea-Hoon

 

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Official Sina blog ROADFC (http://blog.sina.com.cn/roadfc)

 

ROAD Inc. Marketing Dept.

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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 MBC, in China on CCTV, 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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