Category Archives: Asian MMA News

ROAD FC Russia Trials: MFP announces the match ups for the single night tournament

ROAD FC Russia Trials: MFP announces the match ups for the single night tournament ROAD FC Russia Trials: MFP announces the match ups for the single night tournament February 21, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to share the official match ups for the Russia Trials in MFP for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”. Modern Fighting Pankration (MFP) will host the Russia Trials for the ROAD FC $1 Million Tournament during MFP 207 “Nord Fight” on February 25 in Yakutsk, Russia. The four fighters who will be vying for seeded entry in the 16-man tournament are four Pavel Gordeev, Elnur Agaev, Herman Beryozkin, and Evgeny Lakhin. Video preview: https://youtu.be/enMvHLIVYU0 Match 1: Pavel Gordeev vs Elnur Agaev Pavel Gordeev (6-0, New Stream Team) is a 23-year old prospect who is undefeated in his 3 years of professional MMA. He throws big punches...

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ROAD FC Official Statement on contracted Competitor Song Ga-Yeon

ROAD FC Official Statement on contracted Competitor Song Ga-Yeon February 20, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship issues an Official Statement on contracted Competitor Song Ga-Yeon regarding her recent slanderous allegations to the media.   Song Ga-Yeon, a Mixed Martial Arts Competitor contracted to ROAD Fighting Championship, has sought to stimulate negative public opinion of ROAD FC through an interview with Maxim Korea. Song Ga-Yeon’s statements regarding unfair treatment, sexual harassment and intimidation by ROAD CEO Jung Mun-Hong are false, serious, and slanderous. ROAD firmly believes that Song Ga-Yeon’s abandonment of her contractual obligations as an MMA Competitor which led to these false allegations against ROAD were caused solely by her personal situation. ROAD provided her full support financially, promotionally and for training. Song Ga-Yeon’s vicious backlash against the company is a dangerous act that can disrupt the reputation of ROAD, as well as the Competitors...

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ROAD FC Bantamweight Title set set: Kim Soo-Chul versus Kim Min-Woo

ROAD FC Bantamweight Title set set: Kim Soo-Chul versus Kim Min-Woo ROAD FC Bantamweight Title set set: Kim Soo-Chul versus Kim Min-Woo For immediate release: February 21, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that the vacant Bantamweight tile will be contested for by Kim Soo-Chul and Kim Min-Woo on April 15, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Two of Asia’s best bantamweights are finally set to go at it on April 15 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul. Korean #1 ranked phenom Kim Soo-Chul and #2 ranked ultra prospect Kim Min-Woo will face each other for the ROAD FC Bantamweight strap that was tragically relinquished by Lee Yun-Jun after his cerebral infarction. Kim Soo-Chul (15-5-1, Team Force) is considered to be the top bantamweight in Asia today. In the past 3 years he has gone undefeated over multiple UFC veterans and regional champions...

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ROAD FC Japan Trials: DEEP matchups Okano vs Shimoishi, Luiz vs Eto

ROAD FC Japan Trials: DEEP matchups Okano vs Shimoishi, Luiz vs Eto ROAD FC Japan Trials: DEEP matchups Okano vs Shimoishi, Luiz vs Eto   For immediate release: February, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to share the official match ups for the Japan Trials in DEEP for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”. DEEP Fighting Championship will host the Japan Trials for the ROAD FC $1 Million Tournament during DEEP Osaka Impact 2017 on March 20. The four fighters who will be vying for seeded entry in the 16-man tournament are four of DEEP’s most competitive fighters. The match ups were drawn on February 12, during the DEEP Future King Tournament. The winners will fight each other later in the same night. Match A: Okano Yuki vs Shimoishi Kota Okano Yuki (12-8-1, Mach Dojo) was a long time welterweight contender who made his...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Raika vs Kang, 2 more matches set for ROAD FC XX

Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Raika vs Kang, 2 more matches set for ROAD FC XX    Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Raika vs Kang, 2 more matches set for ROAD FC XX For immediate release: February 17, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce three more matches for ROAD FC XX on Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 on March 11, 2017 at the Grand Hilton Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea.   The rematch of Kang Jin-Hee and Raika Emiko Kang Jin-Hee (0-2, Apgujeong Gym) dubbed the “Female Kwon A-Sol” started MMA at just 16 years old where she went 1-2 in her first year as an amateur in the ROAD FC Central League. Her transition to pro MMA was a harsh one, as she went toe-to-toe with the greatest female Japanese boxer of all time, Raika. Although she dropped the decision and her...

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ROAD FC schedule for first half of 2017 in Korea announced

ROAD FC schedule for first half of 2017 in Korea announced For immediate release: February 16, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the schedule of events in Korea for the first half of 2017. Overseas events will be announced soon. February 11 – Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 – COMPLETE Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 was held on February 11 in the Jangchung Arena and saw seven International Trials fighters advance to the opening round of the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament. Riki Fukuda won his contender’s rights match against Kim Nae-Chul, and he earns the right to be the next challenger to the ROAD FC Middleweight Title. March 11 – ROAD FC XX Grand Hilton Convention Centre – The first all-female card ROAD FC XX will be launched. The highest level of female competitors in MMA and other combat sports will be showcased, and hot...

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL BOUTS FOR ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL BOUTS FOR ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL BOUTS FOR ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM 15 February 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM. The blockbuster event is set to rock the 12,000-capacity Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, on 11 March. In the main event, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee will defend her title against top contender Jenny Huang of Chinese Taipei. Ticket information for ONE: WARRIOR KINDOM is available at www.onefc.com Kamol “Sukie” Sukosol Clapp, President of ONE Championship in Thailand, stated: “ONE Championship’s return to Bangkok will be incredible, as we have prepared an amazing lineup of matches for fans eager to witness a world-class MMA event. ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM is poised for an outstanding evening of adrenaline-pumping action.” Angela...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Shinashi vs Lee for ROAD FC XX, Young Guns 32 announced

Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Shinashi vs Lee for ROAD FC XX, Young Guns 32 announced Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Shinashi vs Lee for ROAD FC XX, Young Guns 32 announced For immediate release: February 15, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce the first matches for ROAD FC XX and Young Guns 32, both on Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 on March 11, 2017 at the Grand Hilton Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea. On ROAD FC XX, the first all-female fight card for ROAD FC, young prospect Lee Ye-Ji will rematch Shinashi Satoko, pioneer of women’s MMA. For the Young Guns 32 preliminary card, former Shooto Champion Nezu Yuta returns against Jang Ik-Hwan. Lee Ye-Ji vs Shinashi Satoko “Schoolgirl Fighter” Lee Ye-Ji (2-2, Team J) began her pro MMA career at just 16 years of age. As a junior, she competed...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 results, recap and photos: 7 advance to the $1 Million Tournament

Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 results, recap and photos: 7 advance to the $1 Million Tournament Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 results, recap and photos: 7 advance to the $1 Million Tournament   For immediate release: February 12, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the results of Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11, 2017 at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. In the Main Event of Xiaomi ROAD FC 036, Riki Fukuda and Kim Nae-Chul delivered a rousing performance to put the exclamation point on a thrilling night of fights. The massive middleweights ran the gamut of power punching, brutal clinch work and surprising grappling attacks. Both fighters racked up point after point on the scorecards, but it was Fukuda who edged out at the final decision. Fukuda will now be the next title challenger to ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Cha Jung-Hwan, in a rematch...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 Official weigh in results, quotes and photos

Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 Official weigh in results, quotes and photos Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 Official weigh in results, quotes and photos For immediate release: February 10, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results from the weigh ins for Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11, 2017 at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. In the full card of 15 matches, only one fighter did not make weight on the first try, and all matches will proceed. Leo Kuntz was over by a mere 150 grams past the allowance on his first try, so the bout will proceed with penalties based on the final weigh in amount. Additionally, Batmunkh Burenzorig suffered a last minute injury and was replaced in the bout against Toninho Furia. Lee Hyung-Seok moved up from a reserve bout and steeped up against Furia on last-minute notice. In the...

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