XIAOMI ROAD FC 043 OFFICIAL RESULTS
CHOI YOUNG WINS THE INTERIM MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE
For immediate release, October 29, 2017 - ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 043, which took place at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea on October 28, 2017.
Interim Middleweight Champion Choi Young
Choi Young versus Kim Hoon was a three-round war that demonstrated the tenacity of both fighters. Kim had a penalty of ten points per round for missing weight, and went for the KO as often as possible. Choi Young was able to use his experience to endure and after a bloody three rounds, he was able to prevail and win the championship.
Former ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Kil-Woo made his return after 3 years to face surging undefeated Asakura Mikuru, and the match did not disappoint. Lee nullified Asakura's brutal karate kicks through almost three rounds, and earned a convincing win on the scorecards.
Former ROAD FC Lightweight Champ Nam Yui-Chul got quick redemption against fellow veteran Jung Doo-Jae. Jung had some extremely entertaining kicks against Nam and brought the fight to him, but when Nam had the fight in his realm on the ground, he was able to land strong punches to get the referee to jump in for the stop.
In a reserve match for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament, Kim Seung-Yeon and Alexander Merezhko engaged in flurries throughout the first round. In the second, Kim defended everything Merezhko threatened, and countered with hard shots until he got the knock down and the referee jumped in to end it.
Arman Tsarukyan and Kim Kyeong-Pyo engaged in a three round war that showed great grappling strategy from both. Tsarukyan was able to capitalize with points through his takedowns to earn the decision win from Kim.
In the opening fight, Lee Jeong-Yeong rushed out of the box and landed unanswered combinations on Marcio Cesar throughout the first round. In the second, Lee continued his onslaught which caused massive cuts to Cesar's left eye and lip which ended the fight by the doctor's stoppage.
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Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 043
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea
6 Interim Middleweight Championship
Choi Young def Kim Hoon by Unanimous Decision
5 Featherweight Match
Lee Kil-Woo def Asakura Mikuru by Unanimous Decision
4 Lightweight Match
Nam Yui-Chul def Jung Doo-Jae by TKO, R1 2:49
3 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Reserve Match
Kim Seung-Yeon def Alexander Merezhko by TKO, R2 4:20
2 Lightweight Match
Arman Tsarukyan def Kim Kyeong-Pyo by Unanimous Decision
1 Featherweight Match
Lee Jeong-Yeong def Marcio Cesar b TKO, doctor stoppage to injury, R2 1:44
Young Guns 37
7 Flyweight Match
Evgeniy Ryazanov def Min Kyeong-Chul by Unanimous Decision
6 Women's Atomweight Match
Hong Yun-Ha def Shim Yu-Ri by Unanimous Decision
5 Flyweight Match
Kim Sung-Jae def Jeong Won-Hee by Unanimous Decision
4 Middleweight Match
Hwang In-Su def Zdenek Polivka by TKO, pounding, R1 2:17
3 Flyweight Match
Go Gi-Won def Ko Dong-Hyuk by Split Decision 2:1
2 Openweight Match
Choi Won-Jun def Lee Ho-Jun by TKO, punches, R1 1:56
1 Featherweight Match
Kim Tae-Sung def Min Kyung-Min by Submission, RNC, R2 3:32
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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.