ROAD FC 40: Mighty Mo vs Dong Guk Kang Openweight Title Fight + Opening Round of Lightweight Tourney

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    Just announced
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    Pretty random title fight, Kang hasn't fought since dropping a close decision in his debut against Jeff Monson 5 years ago. He's a former national wrestling champ and trains out of Team MAX.

    Mighty Mo is the current Openweight champion and has been delivering some brutal knockouts lately.

    Previously announced was former Middleweight champion Riki Fukuda vs Team Fighter's b-boy Hoon Kim. They were originally booked for ROAD FC 32 but Fukuda pulled out with an eye injury. This will be the 8th straight Korean that Fukuda has fought since being released from the UFC. Kim has a pretty crappy record but he handed a young Robert Whittaker his first career loss and took UFC vet Luis Ramos to a draw in his 2nd most recent showing.
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    Main card
    Openweight Title Fight
    Mighty Mo (champion) vs Dong Kuk Kang (challenger)

    Lightweight Tournament Opening Round bouts:
    Shinji Sasaki vs Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin
    Tom Santos vs Yui Chul Nam
    Shamil Zavurov vs Leo Kuntz
    Kota Shimoishi vs Dae Sung Park
    Chang Hyun Kim vs Mansour Barnaoui
    Munguntsooj Nanin-Erdene vs Gleristone Santos
    Ronys Torres vs Elnur Agaev
    Reydon Romero vs Yincang Bao

    Prelims:
    Middleweight bout
    Riki Fukuda vs Hoon Kim

    Lightweight Tournament Alternate Bouts:
    Doo Je Jung vs Alexander Merezhko
    Hae Jin Park vs Hyung Seok Lee

    Flyweight bout
    Raika Emiko vs Hae In Kim
     
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    Curious as to what kind of money Mo is making in ROAD. I feel he is doing well and I'm happy for him at the tail end of his career...Always loved watching Mo throw down...Hopefully Huggy Bear bounces back soon and we see them fight
     
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    Idk any specifics but I know they were guaranteeing all champions 6 figures, Fukuda said he was making $100k as champ so Mo's probably making decent money
     
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    Always down for a Might MO scrap. Putting guys to sleep at the wrong end of his forties. Surprised he is defending his title again, as Road plans to have another open weight tournament this year.
     
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    Never understood why bellator didnt keep mo around for exciting scraps this is shaping up to be a nice card
     
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    Man he would have gotten tortured if he went to school in The US.
     
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    First round of the $1million Lightweight Tournament "Road to A Sol" will be held this event. Matchups TBA

     
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    Back when he fought with Jeff monson. It was actually dong gook Kim lol. But I guess kuk is the real pernounction and real way how to spell it .
     
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    Might mo by ktfo
    Dumb match up
     
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    In Sweden his name would be a great conversation opener. Kind of like Dick Assman in that Letterman episode years ago...
     
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    A head scratcher for sure. While Raika's record is far from impressive, She's far more experienced than Kim, whose only fight was a draw.
     
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    Not sure why they aren't saving the fight for the upcoming XX event. They are probably going for the champion boxer vs Taekwondo and Sanda angle but Raika will likely try to grapple. Kim also beat Jin Hee Kang (2 of Raika's wins including being her last one) as amateurs.
     
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    Hopefully we see it in ROAD but when he was in Bellator I always wanted to see Mo throw down with Eric Prindle
     
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    Pretty sure mo wrecks him
     
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    Yea odds are Mo would wreck him but Prindle loves to box and it would be a slugfest
     
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    For immediate release, May 25, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the matches for the Opening Round of the 16-man $1 Million Lightweight Tournament beginning at Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 onJuly 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.

    The two final Trials matches will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 039. The final International Trials bout will be between Kim Seung-Yeon and Rafael Fiziev. The final China Trials bout will see Baoyincang face Wang Mingwu.



    Xiaomi ROAD FC 040
    As previously announced, the Main Event for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 will be Openweight Champion Mighty Mo making his second title defense against Kang Dong-Kook in what is sure to give the fans of hard-hitting heavies a match worth remembering. Also, Riki Fukuda versus Kim Hoon will finally meet in a clash of opposite styles. Champion boxer Raika Emiko will take on champion Taekwondo fighter Kim Hae-In in a Women’s flyweight bout.



    This is looking great!!!
     
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    good card....but horrible main event
     
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