November 6, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the return of the infamous Yoshiko at Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017
Outstanding women’s professional wrestler from Japan, Yoshiko (2-0, SEAdLINNNG) will be making her third appearance in an MMA bout in the ROAD FC cage at Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX. From a young age, she knew she wanted to be in the fighting sports, and she got her taste of pro wrestling as a start. After winning accolades as a breakout young wrestler and earning several championship belts, she went “off script” and injured an opponent severely. Thus, she was banned for a year.
Making amends and coming back, Yoshiko still was hungry for more and she transitioned to MMA. She ended up facing her first opponent Chun Sun-Yoo at ROAD FC 036 and got a highlight reel-worthy KO. She repeated the performance at ROAD FC 039, while showing off her grappling acumen and improved striking… and better sportsmanship.
Yoshiko’s opponent will be announced shortly. This match will be in the newly minted Women’s Heavyweight division, which is now set for +65kgs to -80kgs. The Women’s Openweight Division will be 80kgs and above.
ROAD FC Atomweight Championship
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!
Xiaomi ROAD FC 044
The next event will be Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 in Shijiazhuang, China on November 11th. Surging fan favorite “Kung Fu Panda” Aorigele will face none other than “Ironhead” Fujita Kazuyuki, the legend who has faced almost every other living legend from the PRIDE era.
The quarterfinals round of the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will take place with 6 nations colliding: Shamil Zavurov vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu; Baoyincang vs Shimoishi Kota; Ronys Torres vs Tom Santos; and Mansour Barnaoui vs Nandin-Erdene.
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 044
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Broadcast details: http://roadfc.com/
5 Openweight Match
Aorigele vs Fujita Kazuyuki
4 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals Match
Shamil Zavurov vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu
3 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals Match
Baoyincang vs Shimoishi Kota
2 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals Match
Ronys Torres vs Tom Santos
1 $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals Match
Mansour Barnaoui vs Nandin-Erdene
7 -71kg Catchweight Match
Sha Yilan vs Bruno Miranda
Wu Lahan vs Wang Yichuan
Ma Anding vs Jake Heun
4 Women’s Strawweight Match
Fujino Emi vs Aline Sattelmayer
3 Bantamweight Match
Wu Ze vs Wu Xiaolong
2 Bantamweight Match
Nezu Yuta vs Baasankhuu Damlanpurev
1 Lightweight Match
Huang Zhenyue vs Iwata Keisuke
Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 045
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Seoul, South Korea
Women’s Atomweight Championship
Ham Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey
Women’s Heavyweight Bout
Yoshiko vs TBA