ROAD FC officials, teams and fighters from Korea, China and abroad gathered to celebrate a successful year, and to recognize those who made outstanding contributions.
In the category of Best Team, three were awarded for their high participation and successes in the ROAD FC cage:
In the category of Rookie of the Year, those up for nomination were Aorigele, Lee Yeji, Kim Bo-Sung, Kim Seung-Yeon, and Lee Jeong-Young. The Rookie of the Year award was given to:
In the category of KO of the Year, the nominees were Nandin Erdene, Bruno Miranda, Kim Seung-Yeon, Kim Min-Woo, Kin Soo-Chul, and Mighty Mo. The KO of the Year was awarded to two fighters:
In the category of Best Fight of the Year, the nominees were Kim Nae-Chul versus Park Jung-Kyo, Choi Hong-Man versus Aorigele, and Kim Min-Woo versus Moon Jea-Hun . The Best Fight of the Year was awarded to:
Kim Min-Woo vs Moon Jea-Hun
A special category for the Best Fighter of the Year selected by the Media saw Kwon A-Sol receiving the award.
In the category of Best Fighter of the Year, five fighters were nominated, including Kwon A-Sol, Choi Mu-Gyeom, Lee Yun-Jun, Kim Soo-Chul, and Kim Bo-Seung. The Best Fighter of the Year award was awarded to:
ROAD FC 2017
ROAD FC will continue to expand into 2017 with an increased number of events planned in three countries. Starting with Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11 in Seoul, there will be a total of 11 events in South Korea, 4 events in China, and 2 in Japan during 2017.
Throughout the year, special tournaments are planned. First is the succession of Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament. Next, Girl’s Day, an all female fighter card, is planned for March. Also during 2017, the next Openweight Tournament will begin.
$1 Million Lightweight Tournament: “Road to A-Sol”
Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 will kick off the year with the opening round of the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament, “Road to A-Sol”. Twenty fighters from Korea, Japan, Brazil, USA, Canada, and Europe will meet in 10 elimination matches. The winners will progress to the second round of the Trials in April, and the 5 finalists will be seeded in the 16-man opening round of the tournament.
Prior to this, the 4-man 1 night Southeast Asia Trials will be held in the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) in Manila, Philippines on January 28.
Also in February, the 4-man 1 night Russia Trials will be held in the Far Eastern Modern Pankration Federation (MFP).
In March, the 4-man 1 night Japan Trials will take place in DEEP Fighting Championship.
2017 ROAD FC PLAN
ROAD FC 036, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 037 / Young Guns 32, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 038 / Young Guns 33, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 039 / Young Guns 34, Beijing Olympic Gymnasium, Beijing, CHINA
ROAD FC 040 / Young Guns 35, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 041 / Young Guns 36, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 42/ Young Guns 37, Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, JAPAN
ROAD FC 043 / Young Guns 38, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 044 / Young Guns 39, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 045 / Young Guns 40, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, CHINA
ROAD FC 046 / Young Guns 41, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 047 / Young Guns 42, Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, JAPAN
ROAD FC 048 / Young Guns 43, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 049 / Young Guns 44, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 050 / Young Guns 45, TBA, Beijing, CHINA
ROAD FC 051 / Young Guns 46, Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, KOREA
ROAD FC 052 / Young Guns 47, Beijing Olympic Gymnasium, Beijing, CHINA