Korean MMA promotion ROAD FC will hold its 30th show in Beijing on 16 April, with some of its biggest names set to compete.
The ROAD FC 30 Openweight Tournament Semifinal matches will see Choi Hong-Man take on Aorigele, while Mighty Mo will face Myung Hyun-Man. The event will go down at the Beijing Worker’s Sports Complex.
ROAD FC held its first China event in December last year with a sell-out Shanghai show and was broadcast live on China’s state-run station CCTV5 to an audience of 35 million.
The Shanghai event witnessed the quarterfinals of the Openweight Tournament, where Myung Hyun-Man knocked out Liang Lingyu in just 13 seconds. Mighty Mo and Choi Mu-Bae battled it out longer than their first meeting but Mo’s heavy hands got him the TKO at 3:43 of the first round.
Big men Aorigele and Kim Jae-Hun swung at each other with bad intentions, with referee Herb Dean physically stopping the fight by pulling Aorigele of Kim’s prone and battered body at just 24 seconds into the fight.
Young up and comer Luo Quanhao landed shots on Hong Man-Choi, but once in the clinch, Choi showed off his massive power with short shots and knees, and Luo could not continue into the second round.
ROAD FC 30 will be broadcast live on CCTV5.
Before Beijing, ROAD FC 29 will take place on 12 March where featherweight champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will put his title on the line against former Pancrase and Sengoku Champ Marlon Sandro in the main event.