From ROAD FC:
LATE NOTICE IMAI SHUNYA REPLACES BRUNO MIRANDA
ROAD Fighting Championship will once again return to China for Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 on November 11, 2017. Xiaomi ROAD FC 044 will take place at the Hebei Gymnasium in Shijiazhuang in conjunction with the city to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Shijiazhuang Daily, one of the most prestigious media institutions in China.
At Xiaomi ROAD FC 044, the quarterfinals round of the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will take place, with eight fighters from six countries participating. The remaining matches on the card are now open. In the main event, fan favorite “Kungfu Panda” Aorigele will face returning Japanese ring legend Fujita “Ironhead” Kazuyuki in a massive Openweight bout.
Imai Shunya replaces Bruno Miranda on short notice
At Xiaomi ROAD FC 044, fan favorite and former $1 Million Tournament competitor Bruno Miranda was slated to face China’s surging prospect Sha Yilan. Unfortunately, timing complications inhibited Miranda’s work visa processing, so he will not be able to travel for this match.
Imai Shunya (3-2, Mouri Dojo) is a 22-year old prospect who started in amateur Shooto, then achieved success in Gladiator by defeating a much more experienced opponent in Matsuoka Takashi. He made his ROAD FC debut at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival, where he unfortunately had his winning streak broken by hometown fireman hero Shin Dong-Guk. Imai gamely steps in on short notice to make the main event of Part 1 a “China versus Japan” theme which will echo in the Main Event of the night.
ROAD FC apologizes to the fans who were cheering for Bruno Miranda; he will return to the ROAD FC cage very soon.
Xiaomi ROAD FC 044
Saturday, November 11, 2017
CCTV5 in China
Panda.TV in China: 17:00CST
MBC Sports+ in Korea
SportsFix.TV in SE Asia: 17:00 MyST
YouTube internationally: 5:00AM EST / 2AM PST
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 Imai Shunya
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