Category Archives: Korean MMA News

ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Yun-Jun suffers cerebral infarction, relinquishes title

ROAD FC Bantamweight Champion Lee Yun-Jun suffers cerebral infarction, relinquishes title 28 July, 2016 – It is with deep sadness that ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Bantamweight Champion Lee Yun-Jun has suffered a cerebral infarction and will relinquish the title while he recovers.     Approximately one month earlier, Lee was sent to the hospital and diagnosed as suffering from a cerebral infarction, also known as an ischemic stroke. The puncture treatment needed to break up the clot was undertaken immediately, which restored his physical functioning, and indicates a good prognosis for recovery. The cerebral infarction was diagnosed as non-specific. Lee had no medical history or propensity for a stroke, nor had he received any head injuries in training or otherwise that could have caused this condition. Doctors suggested that blood vessels in another part of his body could have contributed to the stroke.    ...

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Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 031 Official Results: Lee Yun-Jun vs George Roop cut short by devastating injury

Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 031 Official Results: Lee Yun-Jun vs George Roop cut short by devastating injury 15 May, 2016 – Xiaomi ROAD FC 031 was held on 14 May, 2016 in front of a sold out crowd at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. Only one fight made it to the scorecards, with the others being a mix of finishes that yielded an unexpected upset and a saddening injury.   In the Main Event, Bantamweight Champion Lee Yun-Jun and recent UFC veteran George Roop brought their bad intentions into the cage. The anticipated performance of Roop’s debut against Bantamweight Champ Lee was cut short by a freak accident: when Roop threw out a front kick, his shin met Lee’s elbow and apparently gave way, obvious when he planted his foot back on the canvas.   Lee was given the TKO win due to...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 Official Results: Choi Mu-Gyeom delivers technical title defense over Marlon Sandro

Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 Official Results: Choi Mu-Gyeom delivers technical title defense over Marlon Sandro Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 official results: Choi Mu-Gyeom keeps the ROAD FC Featherweight Title   13 March, 2016 –  ROAD FC 029 took place on 12 March, 2016.  ROAD FC’s Wonju, Korea homecoming was nothing short of an amazing night. The Chiak Gymnasium was at capacity and boomed with enthusiasm from start to finish.   The opening fight of the night between was two massive veterans of MMA in Asia, “Parky” Park Won-Sik and Shinji Sasaki. With over fights between them, the match was expected to be a showcase of finesse and experience. However, prominent grappler Sasaki stunned the crowd with a rapid fire attack that consisted of a fake to the right and a roundhouse from the left that sent Parky slammed back into the canvas and the cage.  ...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 029: Park Hyung-Geun injured, Moon Jea-Hoon steps in

Xiaomi ROAD FC 029: Park Hyung-Geun injured, Moon Jea-Hoon steps in Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 update: Park Hyung-Geun injured, Moon Jea-Hoon steps in 2 March, 2016 –  Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 will take place on 12 March, 2016 in Wonju, South Korea and Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his second title defense against former Pancrase and Sengoku Champ Marlon Sandro.  The Co-Main event will be a match between well-known Bantamweights from two sides of the globe: “One Minute” Kim Soo-Chul vs “The Bama Beast” Marcus Brimage.   Young Guns 27 preliminary matches all open   On the Main Card, rising Bantamweights Kim Min-Woo and Park Hyung-Geun were set to face off as they climb up the rankings.  However, Park Hyung-Geun has sustained a torn ligament in his hand during training, and therefore will not be able to participate in the match.  Stepping up on short notice against Kim Min-Woo...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: Young Guns 27 prelim matches now open

Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: Young Guns 27 prelim matches now open Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 preliminary matches for Young Guns 27 now complete   24 February, 2016 –  Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 will take place on 12 March, 2016 in Wonju, South Korea and Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his second title defense against former Pancrase and Sengoku Champ Marlon Sandro.  The Co-Main event will be a match between well-known Bantamweights from two sides of the globe: “One Minute” Kim Soo-Chul vs “The Bama Beast” Marcus Brimage.   Young Guns 27 preliminary matches all open   In the Main Event for the Young Guns 27 undercard, top-ranked Russian KO artist Gennadiy Kovalev (14-4, MFP Team) will meet Korean National Boxing Champion Cha In-Ho (2-2, Team MAD).  Kovalev recently became the Welterweight Champion of League S-70 in Russia, but has spent much of his time smashing through the...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: Lee Yeji will face Natsuki Shimomakise

Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: Lee Yeji will face Natsuki Shimomakise Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 gets a Women’s Catchweight match between prospects Lee Yeji and Natsuki Shimomakise   16 February, 2016 –  Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 will take place on 19 March, 2016 in Wonju, South Korea.  As previously announced in the Main Event, Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his second title defense against former Pancrase and Sengoku Champ Marlon Sandro.  The Co-Main event will be a match between well-known Bantamweights from two sides of the globe: “One Minute” Kim Soo-Chul vs “The Bama Beast” Marcus Brimage.   Young and rising female prospects Lee Yeji and Natsuki Shimomakise    At ROAD FC 026, Lee Yeiji will continue her young and challenging career against another prospect from Japan, Natsuki Shimomakise.  Lee has already fought two MMA queens coming out of retirement, Sotoko Shinashi and Hisae Watanabe.  Natsuki, developed through...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: Parky vs Shinji Sasaki is finally a Go!

Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: Parky vs Shinji Sasaki is finally a Go! Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 will see “Parky” Park Won-Sik return in the Lightweight division against Shinji Sasaki   11 February, 2016 –  Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 will take place on 19 March, 2016 in Wonju, South Korea.  As previously announced in the Main Event, Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his second title defense against former Pancrase and Sengoku Champ Marlon Sandro.  The Co-Main event will be a match between well-known Bantamweights from two sides of the globe: “One Minute” Kim Soo-Chul vs “The Bama Beast” Marcus Brimage.   Park Won-Sik vs Shinji Sasaki is finally a Go!   At ROAD FC 026, Korean MMA standout “Parky” Park Wong-Sik was to celebrate a return from early retirement against stellar Japanese rival Sasaki Shinji, but unfortunately injury sidelined the match. Busan Team MAD’s “Parky” (11-5-1-1) has...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: Carlos Toyota returns against “Monster Wrestler” Sim Gun-Oh

Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: Carlos Toyota returns against “Monster Wrestler” Sim Gun-Oh Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 will include a Heavyweight match Sim Gun-Oh vs Carlos Toyota   5 February, 2016 –  Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 will take place on 19 March, 2016 in Wonju, South Korea.  As previously announced in the Main Event, Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his second title defense against former Pancrase and Sengoku Champ Marlon Sandro.  The Co-Main event will be a match between well-known Bantamweights from two sides of the globe: “One Minute” Kim Soo-Chul vs “The Bama Beast” Marcus Brimage.   Heavyweight Match added: Sim Gun-Oh vs Carlos Toyota   “Monster Wrestler” Sim Gun-Oh (1-1, Team Finish) will have another chance to make an early mark in the Heavyweight division as he faces Japan’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu slugger Carlos Toyota.  Sim, a Kyungsung University wrestler, showed natural striking ability during the reality MMA series “Crying Fist”, so ROAD FC...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: “One Minute” Kim Soo-Chul to face UFC vet Marcus Brimage

Xiaomi ROAD FC 029 update: “One Minute” Kim Soo-Chul to face UFC vet Marcus Brimage Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 has added a Bantamweight match between Kim Soo-Chul and Marcus Brimage   4 February, 2016 –  ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 has been rescheduled from 5 March to 19 March, 2016 in Wonju, South Korea.  As previously announced in the Main Event, Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his second title defense against former Pancrase and Sengoku Champ Marlon Sandro.   Bantamweight Match added: Kim Soo-Chul vs Marcus Brimage   The Co-Main event will be a match between two very well-known Bantamweights from two sides of the globe: “One Minute” Kim Soo-Chul (12-5-1, Team Force) and “The Bama Beast” Marcus Brimage (7-5, American Top Team).  Hailing from South Korea, Kim has made himself a force to be reckoned with all over Asia.  He most recently...

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ROAD FC 029 on 5 March: Featherweight Champ Choi Mu-Gyeom defends against Marlon Sandro

ROAD FC 029 on 5 March: Featherweight Champ Choi Mu-Gyeom defends against Marlon Sandro Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 will feature Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom defending against world-renowned Marlon Sandro   13 January, 2016 –  ROAD Fighting Championship is excited to announce that Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his second title defense against former Pancrase and Sengoku Champ Marlon Sandro at Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 on 5 March, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.   Choi Mu-Gyeom (MMA Story) is the prodigy of Korean MMA pioneer Cha Jung-Hwan, who will be challenging Champ Riki Fukuda at Middleweight at the upcoming ROAD FC 028.  Choi was the dark horse in the 2013 Featherweight Tournament, but he ended up taking down the heavy favorite Kwon Bae-Yong to win the title.  In 2015 Choi had two decisive battles.  In his first title defense, he outscored the dangerous Seo Doo-Won to keep the Featherweight...

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