ROAD FC was back on home turf for ROAD FC 40 in Seoul, with the Opening Round of its $1 Million Lightweight Tournament producing some brilliantly violent moments.

In the main event, ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo made his second title defense against Kang Dong-Kuk, in a match that saw some of Mo’s signature bombs and a great deal of back-peddling from his opponent.

Kang initially did his best to initiate clashes, but after feeling the heavy hands of Mo, decided to run away from them, earning blue cards from referee Herb Dean in the process. In the second round, Mo finally smashed Kang to the ground and rained down punches for the referee stoppage.

$1 Million Tournament Opening Round

Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu and Sasaki Shinji came out of their corners cautiously, throwing a few strikes to gauge distance and timing. Khuukhenkhuu found the sweet spot in just over 1 minute of the first round, going in with lightning punches that sent Sasaki to sleep before his head hit the canvas.

Tom Santos made a stunning repeat performance by knocking quickly out Nam Yui-Chul. Nam decided to immediately come out of the corner and strike, but Santos was on point and dropped Nam in just 7 seconds.

Ronys Torres showed Elnur Agaev very quickly how good his jiujitsu can control the situation. Torres grabbed ahold of a kick, rushed Agaev to the canvas, and from side control he was able to snap on a kimura and get the submission victory before the halfway mark of the first round.

Shimoishi Kota proved that experience was a major factor against Park Dae-Sung. Shimoishi pushed the action into his foray of grappling where he dominated Park, getting the tap in the second round by back choke.

Nandin-Erdene and Toninho Furia quickly engaged in an expected striking war, and the huge win came for the Mongolian when he landed two clean shots that dropped the Brazilian. Nandin-Edrene stunned the crowd with a TKO in just 3:25 of the first round.

Mansour Barnaoui showed that the penalty points Kim Chang-Hyun earned for missing weight would not matter on the scorecards. Barnaoui secured a figure four from the back standing, and eventually tapped out Kim by RNC on the ground in the first round.

Shamil Zavurov gave Leo Kuntz everything in the book, and he proved to be incredibly tough. Zavurov resorted to strong wrestling in the final round and earned the Unanimous Decision.

Red Romero and Baoyingcang put on a thrilling first match opening round. Bao eventually overwhelmed Romero with power and striking, getting the second round TKO.

$1 Million Lightweight Tournament Quarterfinals

Following the conclusion of Xiaomi ROAD FC 040, a blind draw was held to match up the winners who progress to the quarterfinals.

Ronys Torres vs. Tom Santos
Shamil Zavurov vs. Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu
Nandin-Erdene vs. Mansour Barnaoui
Baoyincang vs Shimoishi Kota

ROAD FC 040 Part 1

Kim Hoon spoiled Riki Fukuda’s number one title contender status with huge punches and pounding for a referee stoppage in the second round. Raika and Kim Hae-In went to decision with an unpredicted wrestling match, and Raika had her hand raised in the split decision.

The two Tournament Reserve matches, Alexander Merezhko hammered Jung Doo-Jae before ending it with an RNC, and Park Hae-Jin outstruck Lee Hyung-Seok for a TKO win. In the opening match, Lim Dong-Hwan and Kim Ji-Hoon met in a middleweight slugfest in which Lim got the decision win.


ROAD FC 40 Official Results:

Openweight Championship
Mighty Mo def. Kang Dong-Kuk
TKO at 2:27 of R2

Lightweight Tournament Opening Round
Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu def. Shinji Sasaki
KO at 1:22 of R1

Lightweight Tournament Opening Round
Tom Santos def. Nam Yui-Chul
TKO at 0:07 of R1

Lightweight Tournament Opening Round
Ronys Torres def. Elnur Agaev
Submission (kimura) 2:19 R1

Lightweight Tournament Opening Round
Shimoishi Kota def. Park Dae-Sung
Submission (RNC) at 3:07 of R2

Lightweight Tournament Opening Round
Nandin-Erdene defd Toninho Furia
TKO at 3:25 of R1

Lightweight Tournament Opening Round
Mansour Barnaoui def. Kim Chang-Hyun
Submission (RNC) at 4:28 of R1

Lightweight Tournament Opening Round
Shamil Zavurov def. Leo Kuntz
Unanimous Decision

Lightweight Tournament Opening Round
Baoyincang def. Red Romero
TKO at 3:14 of R2

Middleweight bout
Kim Hoon def. Fukuda Riki
TKO at 0:38 of R2

Women’s Flyweight bout
Raika Emiko def. Kim Hae-In
Decision 2:1

Lightweight Tournament Reserve Match
Alexander Merezhko def. Jung Doo-Jae
Submission (RNC) at 4:06 of R1

Lightweight Tournament Reserve Match
Park Hae-Jin def. Lee Hyung-Seok
TKO at 4:59 of R2

Middleweight bout
Lim Dong-Hwan def. Kim Ji-Hoon via
Unanimous Decision

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