ROAD FC updates: live English commentary, Girl’s Day, Openweight Tournament Semifinals

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ROAD FC announcements for 2016 made during the the ROAD FC 028 weigh ins include live English commentary, Girl’s Day, and the Openweight Tournament Semifinals

31 January, 2016 –  Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 028 starts at 17:00KST on 31 January at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea and will be broadcast on SuperAction, Epicentre.tv, NicoNico and CCTV. The Main Event will be Riki Fukuda’s Middleweight Championship defense against Cha Jung-Hwan.  Following the official weigh ins, a media conference was held to present updates on developments for 2016.

Live English Commentary

Starting tonight at ROAD FC 028, English commentary will be produced on the live stream onEpicentre.tv.  Professional commentators have ben chosen for their experience, skill and energy: Kim Young and Jung Young-Jun.  Kim is well-known as an anchor and reporter for Arirang TV News, Arirang Radio and KBS World Radio.  Jung was a long time K-1 commentator.  ROAD FC is excited to bring more in-depth coverage to our fans.

Girl’s Day!

Many female South Korean fighters were on hand to launch the new all-woman’s MMA event which will take place in 2016.  ROAD FC CEO Jung Mun-Hong presented female fighters Song Hyo-Kung, Park Jung-Eun, Nam Ye-Hyun, Lee Ye-Ji, Choi Hwi-Da, Kang Jin-Hwa, Seo Bo-Mi, and Kil Min-Jung.  CEO Jung stated:

“I look forward to these women putting on good performances and I hope it will make women’s MMA more popular.  In sparring practice these women are all very strong.  I look forward to their development as professional fighters in ROAD FC.”

Openweight Tournament Semifinals

The next round of the Openweight tournament which begun at ROAD FC 027 in China will be the Semifinals.  Choi Hong-Man will face Aorigele and Mighty Mo will face Myung Hyun-Man.  Three of the four fighters were available and gave their thoughts on the tournament.

Choi Hong-Man stated:

“I miss looking into my opponent’s eyes today. When Aorigele looked at Kim Jae-Hoon before their match, he seemed like he was a really bad guy. I’m just joking!”

And:

“Aorigele kept punching after the finish, but next time, it will be the opposite, I won’t stop.”

Mighty Mo stated:

“I’m fighting for my family. Most people have regular jobs, this is mine, I’m fighting for my kids. Whoever’s in my way, get ready. I’ve got power and speed, and I’m going to show that, I’m going to show you that because it’s why my name is Mighty Mo.”

Myung Hyun-Man stated:

“Hey, I have family also! Well… I’m not married yet, but if I get married I’ll need money too!”

And:

“I have fought so many times, I had a very hard life before I joined Road FC. Thank you for the opportunity. Mighty Mo is a very big idol to me, but I will KO him in the first round.”

ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment. As we say in Korea, “Fighting!”

Event: Xiaomi presents ROAD Fighting Championship 028

Date: Sunday, 31 January, 2016

Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea

Young Guns 26 starts at 17:00KST

Main Card starts at 19:00KST

Korea: SuperAction Channel, live at 19:00KST

Japan: NicoNico, Live at 19:00JST http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv248767344

International: Epicentre.tv, Live at 19:00KST http://www.epicentre.tv/events/road-fc-028/

China: CCTV5 on 2 February at 19:30CST

Middleweight Championship

Riki Fukuda vs Cha Jung-Hwan

Bantamweight Match

Moon Jea-Hoon vs Nezu Yuta

Bantamweight Match

Kwon Min-Seok vs Alatengheili

Women’s Atomweight Match

Park Jeong-Eun vs Liu Xiaoni

Featherweight Match

Cho Byeong-Oak vs Kim Hyung-Su

Preliminary Card: 

Xiaomi presents ROAD FC Young Guns 26

Featherweight Match

Ha Tae-Woon vs Yan Bo

Lightweight Match

Park Chan-Sol vs Lv Kai

Middleweight Match

Choi In-Yong vs Choi Win-Jun

Bantamweight Match

Seo Jin-Soo vs Yun Ho-Young

Flyweight Match

Chae Joung-Heon vs Park Su-Wan

Bantamweight Match

Kim Yong-Geun vs Lee Yoon-Jin


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