Category Archives: Asian MMA News

Xiaomi ROAD FC 042: Aorigele returns to face Masuda Yusuke

XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 ANNOUNCEMENT AORIGELE RETURNS VS MASUDA YUSUKE FIREMAN SHIN DONG-GUK FIGHTS IN HIS HOMETOWN   For immediate release, August 16, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces two more matches for Xiaomi ROAD FC 042, which will be held during the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju, South Korea at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival Stadium.   Aorigele vs Masuda Yusuke Aorigele (4-3-0-1, Xindu Martial Arts Club) is the heavyweight sensation who was on back-to-back wins over Bob Sapp and Kawaguchi Yusuke before meeting with an unfortunate accident in his last match. When he faced fellow 2016 Openweight Tournament participant Myung Hyun-Man in his most recent bout, Aorigele took an accidental kick to the groin which was so loud and painful that the replay went viral. Fortunately, Aorigele received immediate treatment, and quickly recovered with no lasting damage whatsoever. Now he will face...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 official results and photos: Myung Hyun-Man gets the knockout over Chris Barnett in the rematch

XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 OFFICIAL RESULTS XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 OFFICIAL RESULTS   Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 took place on August 12, 2017 in Wonju, South Korea at the Wonju Gymnasium. In the co-main event, the Women’s Atomweight match, the original press release dated August 12, 2017 stated that Maesawa Tomo defeated Lee Ye-Ji by Split Decision, 2:1.  Please note that the original reporting of this was incorrect.  The official results is Maesawa Tomo defeated Lee Ye-Ji by Split Decision,  2:0, 1 Draw .  Thank you for your consideration, and ROAD FC apologizes for any inconvenience caused. 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...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 0fficial Weigh In Results

Xiaomi ROAD FC 0fficial Weigh In Results XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 ANNOUNCEMENT OFFICIAL WEIGH IN RESULTS     ROAD Fighting Championship announces that all fighters are on weight for Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 which will take place on August 12, 2017 in Wonju, South Korea at the Wonju Gymnasium.   In the main event Openweight match between Myung Hyun-Man and Chris Barnett, both men stated they were going to make this a fight the fans want to see.   Barnett: “You didn’t get to see everything last time, so I owe you a good fight. So don’t blink!” Myung: “I’m honored to be the main event. I’m going to finish this fight in the first round.”   “High School Fighter” Lee Ye-Ji and Maesawa Tomo came dressed up, with Ye-Ji carrying her school backpack, and Tomo cute in a kimono.   Maesawa: “I’m more nervous to talk...

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ROAD FC’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE DISMISSAL OF ALL CRIMINAL SUITS FILED BY SONG GA-YEON

ROAD FC’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE DISMISSAL OF ALL CRIMINAL SUITS FILED BY SONG GA-YEON ROAD FC’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE DISMISSAL OF ALL CRIMINAL SUITS FILED BY SONG GA-YEON For immediate release, August 5, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is pleased to announce that the Korean Prosecution Service has dismissed the final criminal lawsuit filed by competitor Song Ga-Yeon, which alleged sexual harassment by CEO Jung Mun-Hong. Song Ga-Yeon, a Mixed Martial Arts competitor contracted to ROAD Fighting Championship, previously filed a criminal lawsuit against ROAD CEO Jung Mun-Hong in South Korea alleging threat, insult and defamation. On June 28, 2017, the Korean Prosecution Service handed down it’s final decision to dismiss the suit and will take no action against CEO Jung due to lack of evidence and no suspicion of any such criminal activity. A second suit was filed by Song, alleging sexual...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 ANNOUNCEMENT MINOWA MAN VS YOON DONG-SIK

XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 ANNOUNCEMENT MINOWA MAN VS YOON DONG-SIK XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 ANNOUNCEMENT MINOWA MAN VS YOON DONG-SIK   For immediate release, August 4, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces a legend versus legend match for Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 on September 23: Minowa Man versus Yoon Dong-Sik. Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 will be held during the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju, South Korea at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival Stadium. Minowa Ikuhisa (63-42-8, Free) needs no introduction. The Pride, K-1, and Dream veteran has an historic MMA career facing absolutely everyone in the sport from his division to everything above it. Minowa Man has fought Evan Tanner, Semmy Schilt, Ricardo Liborio, Rampage, Wanderlei, Phil Baroni, Bustamante, Sakuraba, Cro Cop, Don Frye, Choi Hong-Man, Satoshi Ishii, Alexander Shlemenko, and Oli Thompson. Minowa Man knocked out Kim Hoon in his 100th fight at ROAD...

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS KICK-OFF PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE VENETIAN MACAO

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS KICK-OFF PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE VENETIAN MACAO ONE CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS KICK-OFF PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE VENETIAN MACAO     03 August 2017 – Macao, China: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held a blockbuster kick-off press conference for ONE: KINGS &  CONQUERORS at the Sicily Room at The Venetian Macao in Macao, China. In attendance was Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong as well as reigning and defending ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil, and his opponent, world title challenger Andrew Leone of the United States.   In addition, co-main event combatants Kairat Akhmetov and Adriano Moraes also graced the podium, as well as women’s atomweight prospects Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige and Jomary Torres.   Click here for official photos from the ONE:...

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES TELEVISION DEAL WITH PAN LATIN AMERICA BROADCAST GIANT CLARO SPORTS

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES TELEVISION DEAL WITH PAN LATIN AMERICA BROADCAST GIANT CLARO SPORTS ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES TELEVISION DEAL WITH PAN LATIN AMERICA BROADCAST GIANT CLARO SPORTS 26 July 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced a blockbuster broadcast partnership with Claro Sports, a multimedia sports information platform that serves Latin America, excluding Brazil. The deal is set to allow Claro Sports access to ONE Championship content, as well as deliver live events held across Asia through its Latin American channels. Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “ONE Championship is proud to announce its partnership with sports network, Claro Sports. Claro Sports is one of the largest platforms for sports multimedia content in Latin America with reach that spans an entire region, as well as internationally to homes across the globe. We’re excited at...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 set for the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival

Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 set for the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 ANNOUNCEMENT ROAD FC JOINS CHUNGJU WORLD MARTIAL ARTS FESTIVAL   For immediate release, July 26, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that following Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 on August 12, 2017, the next event will be Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 on September 23. Xiaomi ROAD FC 042 will be held during the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju, South Korea at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival Stadium. Chungju World Martial Arts Festival Chungju is the birthplace of Taekgyeon, a traditional Korean martial art of kicks, sweeps and throws that has survived for over 1,000 years. In 2011, Taekgyeon was the first martial art recognized on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List. The Chungju World Martial Arts Festival started for the globalization of traditional Korean martial arts, and is now...

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP bringing its total capital raised to US$100 million.

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP bringing its total capital raised to US$100 million. ONE CHAMPIONSHIP RAISES SERIES C INVESTMENT  LED BY SEQUOIA INDIA AND MISSION HOLDINGS Total Capital Raised Now At US$100,000,000  20 July 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), announced today that it has secured a significant equity investment led by Sequoia India (Sequoia) and Mission Holdings, bringing its total capital raised to US$100 million. New and existing investors also participated in this investment round. This equity investment will further solidify ONE’s dominant market leadership position in the sports media industry in Asia and accelerate its global growth. Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I am thrilled to announce this partnership with Sequoia. Our mission is to unleash superheroes across Asia to ignite inspiration, hope, strength, and dreams across all segments of society. As one of the...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 results and photos: 8 advance in $1 Million Tournament, Mighty Mo remains the king XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 OFFICIAL RESULTS MIGHTY MO REMAINS OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION 8 $1 MILLION TOURNAMENT FIGHTERS ADVANCE   For immediate release, July 15, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 from Saturday, July 15th. Mighty Mo keeps his title belt ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo made his second title defense against Kang Dong-Kuk, and gave the fans the nail biting action they wanted. Kang did his best to initiate clashes, but equally his best to run away from them, earning Blue Cards in the process. In the second round, Mo finally smashed Kang to the ground and rained down punches for the referee stoppage. $1 Million Tournament Opening Round Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu and Sasaki Shinji came out of their corners cautiously, throwing...

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