ROAD Fighting Championship announces XIAOMI world #3 smartphone maker as ROAD FC 027 in China title sponsor

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ROAD Fighting Championship announces XIAOMI world #3 smartphone maker as ROAD FC 027 in China title sponsor

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ROAD Fighting Championship announces XIAOMI world #3 smartphone maker as ROAD FC 027 in China title sponsor

 

11 December, 2015 - ROAD FC 027 will take place on 26 December at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, an 18,000-capacity venue.  China's number one smartphone maker 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 ROAD FC 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.

 

XIAOMI's sponsorship of ROAD FC 027 in China comes just as the China - South Korea Free Trade Agreement goes into effect on 20th December.  This historic event marks the first time XIAOMI has sponsored a Mixed Martial Arts event, or any sporting event on this dramatic scale.  ROAD FC is proud to have such a quickly rising and dominant Chinese company supporting ROAD FC's global expansion into the surging China market.

 

Previously, on 18 November, ROAD FC announced a partnership with China's and Korea's corporate giants Xiaomi, Tencent, Qihoo360, Baidu, and Kakao to write a new history of Mixed Martial Arts: "New Wave MMA: ROAD FC".  ROAD FC and these five major companies, together with 20 of China's online game publishers, have created an innovative "fighting games federation" joint venture, called "MMA ACT" which will focus on integrating and developing virtual reality MMA interests.

 

 

XIAOMI presents ROAD FC 027 in CHINA

 

At XIAOMI presents ROAD FC 027 in China, 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 XIAOMI presents 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 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: ROAD Fighting Championship 027

Date: Saturday, 26 December, 2015

Place: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China

 

Event starts at 19:00 CST

In China: Live on CCTV, Qinghai TV

In Korea: Live on SuperAction

Internationally: Live PPV stream on Epicentre.tv

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 Weibo ROAD????? (http://www.weibo.com/u/5704811867)

 

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

Official Facebook page ROAD FC (facebook.com/roadfightingchampionship)

Official Twitter account @ROADFC (twitter.com/ROADFC)

Official Instagram “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 2014.

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