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November 27, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship opens all matches on the Young Guns 38 preliminary card for Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017.

Baoyincang vs Ki Won-Bin

In a -72kg Catchweight Match is the return of former $1 Million Lightweight Tournament contestants Baoyincang (11-4, Xindu Martial Arts Club) and Ki Won-Bin (5-5, Team Posse). Baoyincang’s sanda base and durability has made him one of the biggest threats from China, with a very thrilling display of kicks. Ki has worked his way up from the ROAD FC amateur leagues through Young Guns to the Tournament, and has cemented his place as an exciting striker, do or die. With both fighters coming off losses, this will be a chance for Baoyincang and Ki Won-Bin to put in their toughest efforts and show off the skills they are known for.

Chris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh

In an exciting Openweight Match, the always entertaining Chris Barnett (15-6, Barnett Taekwondo Academy) makes his awaited return against standout wrestler and young prospect Shim Gun-Oh (3-2, Kim Dae-Hwan MMA). Barnett has impressed the fans with his stunning strength and versatility in the cage as well as his demeanor outside of it, though he’s experienced two difficult results against Myung Hyun-Man in ROAD FC. Shim was signed directly from the reality show “Crying Fist” as a standout young wrestler who had natural striking skill, and after hitting a rough patch, turned his training and focus around, ready to make his mark. Openweight fighters are always exciting, however Chris Barnett versus Shim Gun-Oh has the added elements of emotion and fan appeal to make this match even more engrossing.

Park Jung-Kyo vs Hwang In-Su

In a Middleweight Match fan favorite “Special Force” Park Jung-Kyo (7-8, Black Bear Camp) will welcome hot prospect Hwang In-Su (2-0, Changwon KPW) to the deep end of the division. Park has fists of concrete, with a head and heart to match, whose every bout has gotten the fans on their feet. Hwang has announced himself as a new force with two knock outs ins a row by utilizing his reach, speed, and timing. In a match of experienced power versus youthful aggression, Park Jung-Kyo will bring the fight and Hwang In-Su will have his chance to prove himself with a big step up in competition.

Kim Yong-Geun vs Kim Yi-Sack

Opening up Young Guns 38 will be Kim Yong-Geun (2-2, Team Finish) versus Kim Yi-Sack (1-0, Team Strong Wolf) at Bantamweight. Yong-Geun is a strong wrestler who has put in commendable performances with his grappling skills and good striking. Yi-Sack is a national Sambo champion hailing from the same team as standout female fighter Park Jung-Eun, who has gone 7-3 as an amateur in the ROAD FC Central League. Well-rounded prospects Kim Yong-Geun and Kim Yi-Sack are expected to produce a technical and fast-paced opening thriller.

Xiaomi ROAD FC 45 XX

Previously announced as the main event, world top ranked Ham Seo-Hee will make her first ROAD FC Atomweight title defense against world top challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Ham made history by winning the first ROAD FC Women’s Atomweight title by finishing DEEP champion Mina Kurobe in a thrilling battle. Jinh Yu Frey is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world’s first all-female MMA promotion.

ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world’s most important match in the division today!

Yoshiko versus Kim Young-Ji will show a very powerful young wrestler versus an hungry new judoka with striking skills in what should be a fast and brutal fight. Plus, Lee Ye-Ji will make her final bout as a “High School Fighter” against Japanese Araki Miki in what will be another exciting showdown to strengthen the women’s atomweight division in Asia. And, Destanie Yarbrough versus Begimzhan Kasymova features two tremendously powerful and aggressive strikers who are going to showcase the excitement that the future of the women’s openweight division holds.

In the Young Guns 38 preliminary card main match, two former contestants in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament are set to meet: Nandin-Erdene versus Rafael Fiziev. It’s a pairing of two brilliant strikers who know how to entertain – and finish fights in devastating fashion.

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!”

Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 045

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Grand Hilton Convention Center

Seoul, South Korea

Women’s Atomweight Championship

Ham Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey

Women’s Openweight Match

Yoshiko vs Kim Young-Ji

Women’s Atomweight Match

Lee Ye-Ji vs Araki Miki

Women’s Openweight Match

Destanie Yarbrough vs Begimzhan Kasymova

Young Guns 38

Lightweight Match

Nandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev

-72kg Catchweight Match

Baoyincang vs Ki Won-Bin

Openweight Match

Chris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh

Middleweight Match

Park Jung-Kyo vs Hwang In-Su

Bantamweight Match

Kim Yong-Geun vs Kim Yi-Sack

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