Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029 will feature Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom defending against world-renowned Marlon Sandro

12 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 strap, then he engaged ROAD FC Bantamweight Champ Lee Yun-Jun in a thrilling Superfight that went the full distance.  At this point, Featherweight Champion Choi has gone from dark horse to front runner on the Korean MMA scene.

The world-reknowned Marlon Sandro (Nova Uniao) has recently signed with ROAD FC and made his debut a thrilling one against top bantamweight Kim Soo-Chul in a war that went to a Draw.  That performance coupled with his credentials moved him quickly into the Featherweight contenders pool.  The former Pancrase and Sengoku Champ, who spent his most recent years fighting the best in Bellator, is now positioned to show off his high level grappling and striking in ROAD FC.  Sandro will dive head first into the Featherweight division with his title challenge.

There is no doubt that Sandro will be the biggest threat that Champion Choi has yet faced.  However, Choi relishes the underdog status and has proven time and time again that he has the Featherweight strap for a reason.  On 5 March at Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 029, Champion Choi versus Sandro is sure to bring fans the action they expect from ROAD FC!

Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 028 on 31 January, 2016

ROAD FC’s next event, Xiaomi presents ROAD FC 028, will be held on 31 January at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. The full Main Card is now open, for a total of five matches topped by Riki Fukuda’s Middleweight Championship defense against Cha Jung-Hwan.  The Co-Main Event for the first show of 2016 will be top contender and ROAD FC stalwart Moon Jea-Hoon taking on Shooto Pacific Rim Champion Nezu Yuta.

New Wave MMA 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

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

Event: Xiaomi presents ROAD Fighting Championship 029

Date: Sunday, 5 March, 2016

Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea

Featherweight Championship

Choi Mu-Gyeom vs Marlon Sandro

TBD – Openweight Tournament Semifinal B

Choi Hong-Man versus Aorigele

TBD – Openweight Tournament Semifinal A

Mighty Mo versus Myung Hyun-Man

– OR to be held at:

Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 030

Date: April, 2016

Place: TBD, China

Event: ROAD Fighting Championship All-Women’s MMA Event

Date: TBD

Place: TBD

Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 1 Billion Won Tournament

Date: TBD

Place: TBD


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