Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Shamil Zavurov versus Kim Won-Gi set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”

January 11, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the next match for Round 1 of the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”: Shamil Zavurov versus Kim Won-Gi. Round 1 will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11, 2017 at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea.

Shamil Zavurov (30-5-1, Akhmat Fight Club) is a Russian stand out with a history back to his childhood of winning Sambo and Sanda fights before his transition to MMA. He is the Octagon Fighting Champion and former M-1 Champion. Well-known for his multi-fight rivalry with Yasubey Enomoto, Zavurov has a notable win over Rodrigo Caporal, and his cousin Khabib Nurmagomedov can often be seen in his corner.

Kim Won-Gi (7-6-1, MMA Story) comes from one of the hottest teams in Korea right now, MMA Story, that counts two ROAD FC Champions in its ranks: Middleweight Champ Cha Jung-Hwan, and 3-time defending Featherweight Champ Choi Mu-Gyeom. Kim is riding a two-fight win streak in Russian promotion MFP, so he’s already got a taste of what’s coming at him in the opening round of the Trials.

Shamil Zavurov and Kim Won-Gi are two experienced, well-rounded fighters who are not afraid to throw down, so expect a smashing finish!

Xiaomi ROAD FC 036

Three other matches have been announced for Round 1 of the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”. Legendary MMA veteran Melvin Guillard will face Korean hot prospect Kim Seung-Yeon. Former ROAD FC title challenger and Shooto Champ Sasaki Shinji will face UFC and TUF China veteran Albert Cheng. First generation Korean Mixed Martial Artist Kim Chang-Hyun takes on once King of Pancrase Andy Main.

As previously announced, former ROAD FC Champion Riki Fukuda versus Kim Nae-Chul will be a battle of two powerful middleweights who are working for the right to challenge ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Cha Jung-Hwan. Plus, two bantamweights drop to flyweight as Moon Jea-Hoon meets Nakahara Taiyo to determine the new powerhouse in the division.

Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 036

Date: Saturday, 11 February, 2017

Place: Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea

Live in Korea on MBC Sports+

Live in China on CCTV

Live in Japan on Abema

Live internationally on Epicentre.tv

Main Card

Middleweight Match

Riki Fukuda vs Kim Nae-Chul

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match

Melvin Guillard vs Kim Seung-Yeon

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match

Sasaki Shinji vs Albert Cheng

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match

Kim Chang-Hyun vs Andy Main

International Trials for Lightweight Tournament Match

Shamil Zavurov versus Kim Won-Gi

Flyweight Match

Nakahara Taiyo vs Moon Jea-Hoon

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