XIAOMI presents ROAD FC 027 in China: Press conference quotes and photos

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XIAOMI presents ROAD FC 027 in China: Press conference quotes and photos

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XIAOMI presents ROAD FC 027 in China press conference quotes and photos

 

18 December, 2015 - ROAD Fighting Championship will hold its first event in China in one week. The end of 2015 sees the global expansion into a second international city. XIAOMI presents ROAD FC 027 will take place in Shanghai at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center which seats 18,000 people.  The event is sponsored by XIAOMI, the world's third largest smart phone manufacturer and  will be broadcast live on China's state-run station CCTV, live streamed in China on CNTV, and live streamed internationally on Epicentre.tv.

 

The final press conference in South Korea was held on 17 December in Seoul at the ROAD FC Gym.  The Korean fighters were in attendance for questions and demonstrations, along with the final six contestants in the search for the new ROAD Girl.  "Techno Goliath" Choi Hong-Man demonstrated his amazing high knees, Choi Mu-Bae showed off his impressive wrestling strength, and Hong Young-Ki and Nam Ye-Hyun gave a rousing Taekwondo exhibition.

 

Please see the attached photos for your consideration and use.  The following are quotes from the XIAOMI presents ROAD FC 027 in China fighters.

 

Choi Hong-Man:

 

“My goal is to get back in the game, no matter the opponent. However, a lot of images of my opponent go through my mind when I'm training. Since my last fight, my weight has gone up a lot. My fans want to see a good fight out of me and I'm going to give them that.”

 

Myung Hyun-Man:

 

“I've just been training so that I can show a high level of skill when the time comes.”

 

Choi Mu-Bae:

 

“I was expecting to fight next in February but when I heard there was the Openweight Tournament I wanted to get right back in the game. Deep down inside, I feel I'm getting a little more comfortable with Mighty Mo (laughs). Life's biggest challenge is ahead.”

 

Hong Young-Ki:

 

“It has been an honor to participate in both of ROAD FC's overseas events, Japan and now China. My opponent is strong, but I will carry the flag of Taekwondo into battle. I'm always ready to fight, it doesn't matter who my opponent is. I also abide by this principle when I coach others. I will always try to represent Taekwondo. I'm interested in fighting many times to prove it, but right now my focus is on this day, I will be the hero.”

 

Nam Ye-Hyun:

 

“My father is also my coach. He told me “You are not an idol, you're a fighter, so the most important thing for you is fighting ability. And always be a modest fighter'. I will follow his advice.”

 

 

ROAD FC Openweight Tournament participants

 

Who do you think you will meet in the final of the Openweight Tournament finals?

 

Choi Hong-Man: Of course me.

 

Kim Jae-Hoon: I don't know about anyone else, but I'm going to be in the final match.

 

Myung Hyun-Man: I think it will be me against Mu-Bae or Mighty Mo.

 

Choi Mu-Bae: I think I'm going to fight in the semifinal against Myung, and in the final with another Korean fighter (Choi Hong-Man). But I will just fight whomever ROAD points me at!

 

 

XIAOMI presents ROAD FC 027 in China

 

XIAOMI presents ROAD FC 027 will take place on 26 December at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, an 18,000-capacity venue.  China's corporate giant XIAOMI - the third largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world - is the title sponsor for ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai.  Korea's premier sports property will break into the China market with an unprecedented live broadcast on China's state television broadcaster CCTV to a potential audience of over one billion people.   This historic event will also air live on Qinghai TV and streamed on CNTV.  

 

For this remarkable event, Asia's finest MMA athletes will be competing against one another from Korea, China, Japan, and the USA.  The very first Openweight Tournament in Asia will be held, featuring a rematch between famous veterans Mighty Mo Siliga and Choi Mu-Bae; China's 140-kg prodigy Aorigele versus reality TV sensation Kim Jae-Hun; and Korea's kickboxing KO artist Myung Hyun-Man versus China's towering Liang Lingyu. Finally, Korean MMA superstar "Techno Goliath" Choi Hong-Man will also take part in the tournament against Luo Quanhao.

 

Also on ROAD FC 027 in CHINA, China's top lightweight and UFC TUF China winner Zhang Lipeng will debut with ROAD FC against Korean Taekwondo master Hong Young-Ki in an action-packed style-versus-style match up. China's "King of Sanda" Zhao Zilong will face Japanese pro-wrestling legend Minowa Man in a match with global appeal and historical significance.

 

 

The Main Card of Xiaomi Presents ROAD FC 027 in China will be broadcast live at 20:30 China Standard Time on CCTV in China.  The event will be internationally streamed on Epicentre.tv.  The full undercard will be broadcast in China on Qinghai TV at 19:00 CST.

 

Tickets are now on sale for XIAOMI presents ROAD FC 027 in China at 228.com.  

 

 

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 027

Date: Saturday, 26 December, 2015

Place: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China

 

Live at 19:00 CST

Main Card live at 20:30 CST

In China: Live on CCTV, Qinghai TV

In Korea: Live on SuperAction

Internationally: Live PPV stream on Epicentre.tv at http://www.epicentre.tv/events/road-fc-027/

Tickets on sale at http://www.228.com.cn/ticket-79631342.html

 

Main Card:

 

Openweight Tournament Quarterfinal Match

Siala-Mou Siliga vs Choi Mu-Bae

 

Openweight Tournament Quarterfinal Match

Choi Hong-Man vs Luo Quanhao

 

Lightweight Match

Zhang Lipeng vs Hong Young-Ki

 

Openweight Tournament Quarterfinal Match

Liang Lingyu vs Myung Hyun-Man

 

Light Heavyweight Match

Zhao Zilong vs Ikuhisa Minowa

 

Openweight Tournament Quarterfinal Match

Aorigele vs Kim Jae-Hun

 

Women's Strawweight Match

Yan Xiaonan vs Nam Ye-Hyun

 

Lightweight

Bao Yincang vs Mungutsooj Nandinerdene

 

Opening Fights:

 

Featherweight Match

He Nannan vs Tanaka Daisaku

 

Bantamweight

Zhao Zhikang vs Choi Mu-Song

 

Featherweight

Yibugele vs Choi Jong-Chan

 

 

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 soon 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, 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 201

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