Category Archives: Asian MMA News

Women’s MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX, South Korea’s first all-female MMA league

Women’s MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX, South Korea’s first all-female MMA league Women’s MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX, South Korea’s first all-female MMA league For immediate release:   March 7, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that women’s MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX, South Korea’s first all-female MMA league. ROAD FC XX takes place this coming Saturday, March 11, in Seoul, South Korea on Xiaomi ROAD FC 037.   “Mega Megu” Megumi Fujii (26-3 retired, AACC) is one of the greatest female MMA fighters on the planet. There was a strong community of women in Japan’s early MMA scene, but Fujii distinguished herself both at home and abroad against Japanese and foreigners alike.   In her first 22 fights, Fujii went undefeated in Shooto, Smackgirl, BodogFight, Jewels, and Bellator. In those fights, she...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 adds an International Trials Bout: Bruno Miranda versus Nandin-Erdene

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 adds an International Trials Bout: Bruno Miranda versus Nandin-Erdene   Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 adds an International Trials Bout: Bruno Miranda versus Nandin-Erdene   For immediate release: March 7, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the first match for Group B of the International Trials for the $1 Million Tournament: Bruno Miranda versus Nandin-Erdene. The match will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. International Trials Group B Bruno Miranda (9-2, Tiger Muay Thai) is a Muay Thai stylist who came back from his first loss in ROAD FC in a title contender’s bout to finish Kim Seung-Yeon in devastating style. With knockouts over Kim Wong-Gi and Lee Kwang-Hee, and a submission of Jung Doo-Jae, Miranda has put himself at the top of the lightweight division. Nandin-Erdene Munguntsooj (5-2, Team...

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ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION EDUARD FOLAYANG TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST EV TING

ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION EDUARD FOLAYANG TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST EV TING   ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION EDUARD FOLAYANG TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST EV TING   06 March 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Manila on 21 April to hold its tenth event on Philippine shores. The 20,000-capacity SM Mall of Asia Arena will play host to ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, which promises another evening of world-class mixed martial arts action that fans around the globe should not miss. Headlining the card will be ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines, who will defend his belt for the first time against Malaysia’s Ev “E.T.” Ting.   Ticket information for ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY is available at www.onefc.com   Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “It is...

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Women’s MMA elite fighter Ham Seo-Hee signs with ROAD FC in her return to South Korea

Women’s MMA elite fighter Ham Seo-Hee signs with ROAD FC in her return to South Korea Women’s MMA elite fighter Ham Seo-Hee signs with ROAD FC in her return to South Korea For immediate release: March 2, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that world-ranked women’s atomweight Ham Seo-Hee will resume her career in South Korea with ROAD FC. Ham bolsters the strong and growing roster of female athletes signed to ROAD FC, and the all-female ROAD FC XX league.   Ham Seo-Hee (17-8, Team MAD) is the pioneer for women’s MMA in South Korea. She made her professional MMA debut exactly 10 years ago in Deep 28 Impact against massive veteran Hisae Watanabe, who had just defeated fellow legend Shinashi Satoko to win the Deep atomweight championship. In a massive upset, Ham won the decision and announced herself as a new...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Young Guns 32 prelims complete

Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Young Guns 32 prelims complete Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Young Guns 32 prelims complete For immediate release: February 24, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to open the full Young Guns 32 preliminary card for Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 on March 11, 2017 at the Grand Hilton Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea. From RINGS in Japan come two brothers who are champions in The Outsiders, Asakura Kai and Asakura Mikuru. Kai holds the Flyweight belt, while Mikuru is a double division title holder at 65kg and 70kg. Both brothers grew up in The Outsiders amateur and professional ranks, and both are known for their remarkable finish rates by KO, thanks to karate. Asakura Kai (7-0, RINGS) will be facing his second opponent in ROAD FC, another on-fire flyweight with a 6-fight win streak broken only by a...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Fujino vs Denisova, 2 more matches complete ROAD FC XX

Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Fujino vs Denisova, 2 more matches complete ROAD FC XX Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 update: Fujino vs Denisova, 2 more matches complete ROAD FC XX For immediate release: February 23, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce the three final matches to complete ROAD FC XX on Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 on March 11, 2017 at the Grand Hilton Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea. Fujino Emi vs Natalya Denisova Fujino Emi (18-10, Fight Farm) returns for her fourth fight in ROAD FC after a thrilling battle with Yan Xiaonan was cut short by an accidental head butt. Fujino has 12 years in the sport of MMA and is still going strong, being one of the most exciting female fighters on the planet. She has been a title challenger in WSOF and DEEP Jewels, and has fought the...

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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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