Category Archives: WMMA News

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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Female duel is the main attraction of the first edition of Samurais do Cerrado

Female duel is the main attraction of the first edition of Samurais do Cerrado Female duel is the main attraction of the first edition of Samurais do Cerrado They are highlights of the women’s MMA in the state of Goiás in Brazil. Finally, for the general happiness of the MMA maniacs, they will face in the first edition of the new Goiano event, Samurais do Cerrado, which has its debut on May 6 in Goiânia. The “thick coats of the cerrado” face each other in the main event of the event. Anapolina, Mayra Cantuária (BTT Anápolis), debuted as a professional MMA fighter in the defunct Arena Combat against Dayane “Mestrinha” (Fibra Fight Team-Brasília). The result with a victory for “Mestrinha”, that generated controversy, went into the hands of CNMMA. Fight revised, the official result was a “NO CONTEST”. Mayra also represented Brazil in the Extreme...

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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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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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“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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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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Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Pro wrestler Yoshiko makes her MMA debut

Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Pro wrestler Yoshiko makes her MMA debut Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Pro wrestler Yoshiko makes her MMA debut       For immediate release:   January 24, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that notorious Japanese female professional wrestler Yoshiko will make her MMA debut at Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11, 2017 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Hirano Yoshiko, best known by her stage name as simply Yoshiko, is a young professional wrestler from Katsushika, Japan. She started her career at only 17 years of age and instantly portrayed herself as a “delinquent youth”. In her five years with promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom, Yoshiko was awarded as a rookie and for her outstanding performances, as well as winning numerous Championships.   All of her success as a rookie beating the veterans – even...

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A.J. McKee, Jessica Middleton Set For Main Card Action at Bellator 171 on Jan. 27 – Gaston Reyno Also Returns

A.J. McKee, Jessica Middleton Set For Main Card Action at Bellator 171 on Jan. 27 – Gaston Reyno Also Returns RISING STAR A.J. MCKEE RETURNS TO ACTION WITH FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT AGAINST BRANDON PHILLIPS ATBELLATOR 171 INSIDE KANSAS STAR ARENA ON JAN. 27 KANSAS’ OWN JESSICA MIDDLETON MAKES SPIKE DEBUT DURING FLYWEIGHT BOUT AGAINST ALICE YAUGER GASTON REYNO ADDED TO STACKED PRELIMINARY CARD HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. —  (Jan. 12, 2017) – A featherweight feature fight pitting A.J. McKee (6-0) against Brandon Phillips (6-2) has been added to the SPIKE-televised main card of Bellator 171 at the Kansas Star Arena on Jan. 27. In addition, Kansas’ own Jessica Middleton (1-0) will take on Alice Yauger (4-4) in a female flyweight clash, while Uruguayan knockout artistGaston Reyno (6-1, 2 NC) highlights a stacked preliminary card when he meets Justin Overton (3-2). The evening’s main event features a 175-pound catchweight showdown between MMA veteran Melvin Guillard (32-16-2, 3...

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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BELLATOR MMA HISTORY, THE WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WILL BE ON THE LINE

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BELLATOR MMA HISTORY, THE WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WILL BE ON THE LINE, WHEN MARLOES COENEN & JULIA BUDD SQUARE OFF INSIDE WINSTAR WORLD CASINO & RESORT ON MARCH 3 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BELLATOR MMA HISTORY, THE WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WILL BE ON THE LINE, WHEN MARLOES COENEN & JULIA BUDD SQUARE OFF INSIDE WINSTAR WORLD CASINO & RESORT ON MARCH 3 SANTA MONICA, CALIF (January 9, 2017) – Two of the best women’s featherweights in the world, Marloes Coenen (23-7) and Julia Budd (9-2), will meet on March 3 to determine the undisputed 145-pound champion inside WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, OK. “Bellator 174: Coenen vs. Budd” will be broadcast live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Tickets for the event go on sale...

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