Who'll be in the Road FC 32-Man Lightweight Tournament? | Page 5

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    While I think that Kwon, as their biggest star, should be in the tournament, I don't agree with champions being in tournaments like this. I feel it devalues the title.
     
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    Here are the press releases for each of the Internation Trials matchups. I thought I'd post them, because the Talk a little about each of the fighters, some of whom are unknown to many.

    Shinji Sasaki vs Albert Cheng: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RRTXlZVE8=

    Chang-Hyun Kim vs. Andy Main: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RnTXlZVE8=

    Shamil Zavurov vs. Won-Ki Kim: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0R3TXlZVE8=

    Leo Kuntz vs. Young-Ki Hong: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RBTnlZVE8=

    Rodrigo Caporal vs. Dae-Sung Kim: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RnTnlZVE8=

    Ronys Torres vs. Ermek Tlauov and Gleristone Santos vs Batmunkh Burenzorig:
    http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RBT3lZVE8=

    Next is the bios for the recent SE Asia trials, which was won by Reydon "Red" Romero, who became the first to earn a seed in the top 16: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RBTXpZVE8=

    Here are the bios from the China trials. The second round of the trials will feature Lianru Shang vs. Zhenyue Huang and Habiti Tuerxunbieke vs. Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin:
    http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0R3TjVVVE8=

    I'll update this post when the particpants in the Japan and Eastern Europe trials are announced.
     
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    Damn, TBH it is better than I expected. Kuntz, Fukuda, Cheng, Toninho Furia, Andy Main
    Thanks @leto1776 for all the info posted
     
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    This make my day....one of the worst cuts in Bellator history.... If he gets a place he is a serious horse to win
     
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    Could have been 2-0 in the promotion and fighting for their title right now. He very arguably beat Teixeira and was flat out robbed against Primus. It's a shame that he and Ronys were both fighting in small regional promotions before this tourney, both would do well on any roster.
     
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    What if Road calls Justing Gaethje and he participates as a seeded fighter in the tourney (?) just through about this recently..
     
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    Interesting thought.

    Feature articles on fighters in the International Trials:

    Ronys Torres: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RBTnpZVE8=

    Ermek Tlauov: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RRTnpZVE8=

    Chang-Hyun "Armbar" Kim: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RnTnpZVE8=

    Andy Main: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0R3TnpZVE8=

    Rodrigo Caporal: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RRT3pZVE8=
     
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    love to see that
     
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    love to see that
     
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    This is going be a fun tournament!
     
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    Does anyone have a list of:

    A) All the fighters in the tournament
    B) All the qualifying matches
     
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    I believe Reydon Romero is the only one officially in the main bracket, rest are still in trials

    Chinese Trials 1st round:
    Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin vs Rodrigo Caporal - Amartuvshin won a decision due to Caporal missing weight, since Caporal would have won without point deductions he gets a 2nd shot in the International trials
    Habiti Tuerxunbieke vs Shuoyo Tao - Tuerxunbieke advanced
    Zhenyue Huang vs Changzhao Yu - Huang advanced
    Nuerdebieke Bahetihan vs Lianru Shang - Shang advanced

    2nd round:
    Amartuvshin vs Tuerxunbieke
    Huang vs Shang
    2 winners will be seeded into the main bracket

    International Trials 1st round:
    Ronys Torres vs Ermek Tlauov
    Chang Hyun Kim vs Andy Main
    Gleristone Santos vs Batmunkh Burenzorig
    Shamil Zavurov vs Won Gi Kim
    Rodrigo Caporal vs Dae Sung Park
    Leo Kuntz vs Young Gi Hong
    Shinji Sasaki vs Albert Cheng

    2nd round:
    Yui Chul Nam
    Winners from round 1
    Also Melvin Guillard vs Seung Yeon Kim was rebooked for April, not sure if they are considering it a 2nd round bout or not. All the winners of this round will be seeded into the main tournament.

    Alternates for International Trials:
    Hyung Seok Lee vs Hae Jin Park
    Won Bin Ki vs Je Il Jung

    URCC trials:
    Rahul Raju vs Andrew Benibe - Raju advanced
    Reydon Romero vs Patrick Manicad - Romero advanced
    Romero vs Raju - Romero advanced, seeded into main bracket

    DEEP Trials:
    Kota Shimoishi
    Yuki Okano
    Luiz Andrade I
    Kimihiro Eto

    MFP Trials:
    No one confirmed yet
     
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    I would definitely say he's the favorite but hard telling when you have multiple fights in one night. He was on a tear prior to the Kitaoka loss and beat Amartuvshin in his last fight. Okano could be a dark horse in these trials, 3-1 since dropping to LW with his only loss being to Kitaoka, also already has a win over Eto. Andrade is weird, he either gets finished quick or has a competitive decision regardless of the level of his opponent. Eto is still fairly young into his career, already lost to Okano and has a draw with Andrade but those were a few years ago.
     
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    Feature on Rodrigo Caporal added.
     
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    Interview with Dae-Sung Park: http://roadfc.com/main/news/news_view.php?key=JTI1MjUzRCUyNTI1M0RnTTBZVE8=

    As his is by far the most "interesting," I'll put in some cliffs:
    - knows his opponent, Rodrigo Caporal, is a BJJ expert, so plans to knock him out, but isn't afraid to take him down if necessary.
    - His dream as a kid was to fight in the UFC, but now it is Road FC
    - No love for lightweight champ A-Sol Kwon: "My childhood dream was to fight in the UFC. But my dream is being realized in ROAD FC. There are many high level fighters coming to this tournament, so I think that ROAD FC is no different than UFC or Bellator. Except for Kwon A-Sol. It's ridiculous. All the other fighters in the qualifiers are better than him. I might win a few really hard matches, but in the end Kwon is still the King. There will be some difficult matches, because there are a lot of strong players, so I really don't know where I'm going to end up. Actually I would like to beat up Kwon A-Sol one day.”
    - seems to have a few bones to pick with guys from Apgujeong gym, as well:
    I don't like the guys on Team Gangnam. Kim Jae-Hoon wants to beat me up. If I fall out of the tournament then I would like to move to Openweight and fight Kim Jae-Hoon, I really don't like him. Hong Young-Ki is also in the tournament but he should go back to the countryside and play Taekwondo. Considering the status of ROAD FC now, Kim Jae-Hoon and Hong Young-Ki should be sent back to the amateur Central League. I guess I'll have to clean out their team.”

    Shots fired!
     
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    Winners of Group A of the international trials:
    Ronys Torres (19-0), Brazil
    Chan-Hyun Kim (18-10), Korea
    Gleristone Santos (33-6), Brazil
    Shamil Zavurov (31-5), Russia
    Dae-Sung Park (5-1), Korea
    Leo Kuntz (18-3), U.S.A.
    Shinji Sasaki (19-10-3), Japan

    The Tournament alternates will be:
    Hae-Jin Park (2-1), Korea
    Won-Bin Ki (5-3), Korea

    Other confirmed fighter in the 16-man bracket:
    Reydon Romero

    The final brackets will be filled by
    (2) Winners of the China trials second round:
    Winner K. Amartuvshin vs. Habiti Tuerxunbieke
    Winner of Zhenyue Huang vs. Lianru Shang
    (2) Winners of International Trials group B
    (1) Winner of Japan Trials held in Deep
    (1) Winner of Russia Trials held in MFP
    (2) Directly seeded fighters
     
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    Yes. Everyone I listed has passed the trials, and in the tournament bracket.
     
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