Xiaomi ROAD FC 046: $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Semifinals Set

XIAOMI ROAD FC 046 ANNOUNCEMENT

$1 MILLION LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS

RONYS TORRES VS SHAMIL ZAVUROV

SHIMOISHI KOTA VS MANSOUR BARNAOUI

 

For immediate release, January 8, 2018 - ROAD Fighting Championship announces that the Semifinals matches for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will take place on Xiaomi ROAD FC 046 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea on March 10, 2018.

Ronys Torres vs Shamil Zavurov

Ronys Torres (36-5, Nova Uniao) is the Shooto Brazil Champion. In the Tournament, he submitted Ermek Tlauov, Russia Trials winner Elnur Agaev, and Tom Santos all within the first round to make it to the Semifinals. Torres is a superior grappler and has a finish rate of 80%.

Shamil Zavurov (34-5-1, Akhmat Fight Club) is the Octagon FS Champion. In the Tournament, he defeated Kim Wong-Gi, Leo Kuntz, and Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin all by decision to make it to the Semifinals. Zavurov has relentless takedowns and grueling wrestling.

Torres likes to show off his superb technique to get the finish, while Zavurov is willing to grind his opponents down round after round. This Semifinals match will be a contrast in styles between the best lightweights from Brazil and Russia.

Shimoishi Kota vs Mansour Barnaoui

Shimoishi Kota (21-4, Shooto Gym Blows) is the former DEEP Lightweight title challenger and Japan Trials winner. In the Tournament, he submitted both Park Dae-Sung and China Trials winner Bao Yincang to reach the Semifinals. Shimoishi is at the top of his career by overwhelming his opponents on the ground.

Mansour Barnaoui (16-4, Team Magnum) is the former M-1 and BAMMA Champion. He has first round submissions over Ki Won-Bin, Kim Chang-Hyun, and Nandin-Erdene to reach the Semifinals. Barnaoui is a young phenom with excellent timing and flawless grappling.

Shimoishi quickly engages to get the fight to the ground, while Barnaoui looks for the opening to finish in any position, standing or grappling. Power, timing and technique will all be on display in this Semifinals match.

Openweight Championship

The main event will be Openweight Champion Mighty Mo defending his belt against former tournament adversary Myung Hyun-Man. Myung is Mo's only adversary to make it into the third round with him in the last 4 years. Fans can surely expect a war!

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!"

Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 046

March 10, 2018

Jangchung Arena

Seoul, South Korea

Openweight Championship

Mighty Mo vs Myung Hyun-Man

$1 Million Tournament Semifinals Match

Ronys Torres vs Shamil Zavurov

$1 Million Tournament Semifinals Match

Shimoishi Kota vs Mansour Barnaoui

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 YouTube, in China on Panda.tv and in Southeast Asia on SportsFix.tv. The full archive of ROAD FC events are available on demand in China on Xunlei KanKan, internationally on Epicentre.tv, 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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