Road FC 40: Lightweight GP Opening Round - July 15 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

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Road FC 40: Lightweight GP Opening Round - July 15 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by Kingfedor on Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:59 pm


Road FC 40
July 15, 2017
Jangchung Gymnasium
Seoul, South Korea

Main Card:

Mighty Mo (11-5)              vs.         (0-1) Dong Guk Kang   
Main Event |  Title Fight | Openweight


Riki Fukuda (15-5)            vs.                (9-11) Hoon Kim   
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs (84 kg)

Shinji Sasaki (18-10)         vs.         (5-3) K. Amartuvshin   
Main Card | GP Opening Round | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kg)

Shamil Zavurov (32-5)        vs.              (18-3) Leo Kuntz   
Main Card | GP Opening Round | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kg)

Kota Shimoishi (19-4)         vs.         (6-1) Dae Sung Park   
Main Card | GP Opening Round | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kg)

Mansour Barnaoui (14-4)     vs.   (18-10) Chang Hyun Kim   
Main Card | GP Opening Round | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kg)

Gleristone Santos (33-6)      vs.     (6-2) M. Nandin-Erdene   
Main Card | GP Opening Round | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kg)

Elnur Agaev (13-7)              vs.          (34-5) Ronys Torres   
Main Card | GP Opening Round | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kg)

Tom Santos (6-4)                vs.             (4-0) Rafael Fiziev   
Main Card | GP Opening Round | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kg)

Reydon Romero (12-6)          vs.           (10-3) Yincang Bao 
Main Card | GP Opening Round | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kg)


ROAD Fighting Championship announces Openweight Champion Mighty Mo will again defend his belt against Kang Dong-Kook at Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 on July 15, 2017.


Siala “Mighty Mo” Siliga (11-5, Millennia MMA) is the reigning ROAD FC Openweight Champion who defeated all his opponents in the 2016 Tournament and eventually three-time rival Choi Hong-Man to win the belt. Since then, he has successfully defended his title once against Carlos Toyota by way of a highlight-reel knock out in just over a minute.
 
Kang Dong-Kook (0-1, Team Paradise) is the next Korean heavy to step into the cage against the Champion. He has a lengthy career as a wrestler, having been on the Korean National team from 1999 to 2002, winning numerous national competitions ad competed in the Asian Games. Kang fought MMA once in 2012 at ROAD FC 10 where he took the massive veteran Jeff Monson a full three rounds to decision.
 
Also on Xiaomi ROAD FC 040, Riki Fukuda versus Kim Hoon will finally clash. These two veterans present completely opposite styles of striking and grappling, so this match should produce thrilling and unpredictable mayhem. 


ROAD Fighting Championship announces the matches for the Opening Round of the 16-man $1 Million Lightweight Tournament beginning at Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 on July 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. 

Opening Round Matches

Shinji Sasaki vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu

Shinji Sasaki (18-10-3, Burst) is a former Shooto Champion and former ROAD FC Lightweight title contender who defeated Albert Cheng by decision in the International Trials to make it into the Tournament. Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu (5-3, Shiren Beelii) defeated Rodrigo Caporal by decision and Shang Lianru by KO in the China Trials to advance to the Opening Round. Sasaki is a grappler with KO power, and Khuukhenkhuu is a judoka and sambo fighter, so the tone of this match is very unpredictable.

Shamil Zavurov vs Leo Kuntz

Shamil Zavurov (32-5-1, Akhmat Fight Club) is the Octagon FS Champion, and he defeated Kim Wong-Gi by decision in the International Trials to advance. Leo Kuntz (18-3-1, American Top Team) is the former Impact FC Champion and UFC veteran who submitted Hong Young-Gi in their International Trials match and earn his spot in the Opening Round. Zavurov is technical and tough whereas Kuntz is an unorthodox finisher; both men are both well-rounded fighters that will deliver an exceptional match.

Shimoishi Kota vs Park Dae-Sung

Shimoishi Kota (19-4, Shooto Gym Blows) is a former DEEP Lightweight title challenger who won the single night 4-man Japan Trials to earn his spot in the Tournament. Park Dae-Sung (6-1, Team MOB) is a bright prospect who defeated Rodrigo Caporal by decision in the International Trials to make it to the Opening Round. Shimoishi is at the top of his career while Park is just coming into his, and both are facing the most important fight of their lives.

Kim Chang-Hyun vs Mansour Barnaoui

Kim Chang-Hyun (18-10, Team MAD) is one of Korea's first generation of MMA fighters who came out of retirement and defeated Andy Main by decision to win his International Trials match and get into the Tournament. Mansour Barnaoui (14-4, Team Magnum) is the former M-1 and BAMMA Champion who submitted Ki Won-Bin in the International Trials to earn a spot in the Opening Round. Representing opposite timelines, wizened veteran Kim and young world-wide prospect Barnaoui are both exceptional grapplers who will impress with their technique.

Nandin-Erdene vs Toninho Furia

Nandin-Erdene (6-2, Team Fighter) was a Mongolian National Kickboxing Champion who knocked out Bruno Miranda in his International Trials bout to cement his position in the Tournament. Toninho Furia (33-6, Pitbull Brothers) is the former Bitetti Combat Champion and Bellator veteran who decisioned Lee Hyung-Seok to advance to the Opening Round. Hard-hitting Nandin-Erdene and creative Toninho Furia are sure to deliver a match of unbelievable striking.

Ronys Torres vs Elnur Agaev

Ronys Torres (34-6, Nova Uniao) is the Shooto Brazil Champion who submitted Ermek Tlauov in the International Trials to advance to the Opening Round. Elnur Agaev (13-7, MPF) is a ROAD FC veteran who won the single night 4-man Russian Trials in MPF to earn a spot in the Tournament. Torres likes to show off his superb technique to get a finish, and Agaev uses his grinding strength for the same, so this will definitely be an interesting style versus style bout.

Tom Santos vs TBD

Tom Santos (9-3, BrazilThai) is the MMA Dragon Fight and kickboxing S-Battle Champion who stepped in on two days' notice and knocked out former ROAD FC Champion and UFC veteran Nam Yui-Chul in the International Trials to get a spot in the Tournament. Santos is a very aggressive fighter and will bring this to his next opponent, who will be determined after Xiaomi ROAD FC 039.

Red Romero vs TBD

Red Romero (12-6, BAMF MMA) is the former URCC Champion who submitted and decisioned is two opponents in the single night 4-man Southeast Asia Trials in URCC to advance to the Tournament. Romero's base is Muay Thai but his grappling is excellent, making him a well-rounded fighter. His opponent will be announced after Xiaomi ROAD FC 039.


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Re: Road FC 40: Lightweight GP Opening Round - July 15 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by CDF47 on Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:53 am

They should get better opponents for Mighty Mo.

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Re: Road FC 40: Lightweight GP Opening Round - July 15 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by InfinityLens on Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:56 am

^^^

Mighty Mo v Oli Thompson could be a good fight to make.
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Re: Road FC 40: Lightweight GP Opening Round - July 15 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by CDF47 on Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:54 am

Free Live Stream is on now:

https://www.fite.tv/watch/road-fc-40/2ka8u/

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