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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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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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“ROAD FC XX” all-female league: 5 fighting styles showcase includes Shinashi, Raika

“ROAD FC XX” all-female league: 5 fighting styles showcase includes Shinashi, Raika “ROAD FC XX” all-female league: 5 fighting styles showcase includes Shinashi, Raika   For immediate release: February 8, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to spotlight five fighters on the first all-female league called “ROAD FC XX (double x)” on Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 on March 11, 2017 at the Grand Hilton Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea. The five fighters who make up this list exemplify the variety of martial arts backgrounds that today’s MMA fighters come from. Three of the female fighters are Korean: “Wushu Queen” Lim So-Hee (0-1, Namwonjung Mumun), Taekwondo fighter Kim Hae-In (0-1, Ssabi MMA), and national Muay Thai champion Shim Yoo-Ree (debut, Team Genius). The remaining two come from Japan: “Princess of MMA” Shinashi Satoko (35-2-2, Independent) and boxing champion Raika Emiko (3-4-0-1, Tribe Tokyo MMA). Raika Emiko, boxing Raika...

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ROAD FC Japan Trials: DEEP announces the four participants for the single night tournament

ROAD FC Japan Trials: DEEP announces the four participants for the single night tournament ROAD FC Japan Trials: DEEP announces the four participants for the single night tournament February 7, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to share the participants of the Japan Trials in DEEP for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”. DEEP Fighting Championship has announced it 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. Shimoishi Kota (17-4, BLOWS) is a brawler with ground skills who has proved his ability in Shooto and DEEP. Since 2013, Kota’s only loss was a decision in a title match to DEEP Champion Satoru Kitaoka. His most recent turnout was a...

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Woman’s MMA superstar Cris Cyborg supports “ROAD FC XX”, Korea’s first all-female league

Woman’s MMA superstar Cris Cyborg supports “ROAD FC XX”, Korea’s first all-female league Woman’s MMA superstar Cris Cyborg supports “ROAD FC XX”, Korea’s first all-female league For immediate release: February 5, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that the first all-female league called “ROAD FC XX (Double X)” will begin at Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 on March 11, 2017 at the Grand Hilton Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea. Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino supports “ROAD FC XX” all-female league The most notable and dominant female Mixed Martial Artist right now is Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino. The UFC featherweight warhorse was the Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Champion and the Invicta Featherweight Champion, and is undefeated since after her first fight in 2005. Cris “Cyborg” has campaigned for the inclusion of women’s MMA in all promotions, as well as for the opening up of fair weight divisions...

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Top Korean fighter Ham Seo-Hee supports “ROAD FC XX”, Korea’s first all-female league

Top Korean fighter Ham Seo-Hee supports “ROAD FC XX”, Korea’s first all-female league February 3, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that the first all-female league called “ROAD FC XX (Double X)” will begin at Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 on March 11, 2017 at the Grand Hilton Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea.   Ham Seo-Hee supports “ROAD FC XX” The pioneer of women’s Mixed Martial arts in Korea is unquestionably “Hamderlei Silva” Ham Seo-Hee. Now approaching her tenth year as a professional MMA fighter, she is ranked as one of the best atomweights in the world, and is the first Korean woman to be signed to the UFC. Because there were no opportunities for female fighters in Korea at the start of her career, Ham fought exclusively in Japan in DEEP, Smackgirl, Jewels, and Gladiator. She was the Deep Jewels champion...

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