ROAD FC 027 update: Legend vs Legend – Sanda King Zhao Zilong vs Minowa Man


ROAD FC 027: 26 December, 2015 at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China

ROAD FC signs China's Sanda King Zhao Zilong for Legend vs Legend battle with Minowa Man

27 October, 2015
 – ROAD Fighting Championship will make an historic global expansion into China with ROAD FC 027 in Shanghai on 26 December, 2015.  The event will take place in the 18,000-capacity Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, a premier facility built in 2008 to showcase international sporting events.

ROAD FC is proud to announce the signing of one of China's most well-known and celebrated Sanda Champions and MMA fighters, Zhao Zilong (34, Xi'an Sports University).  At ROAD FC 027 in China, he will face another legend in Ikuhisa Minowa (41, Free) from Japan.

Zhao Zilong is one of China’s most highly decorated Sanda athletes hailing from the mega-team Xi'an Sports University.  His Sanda record is 25-5 with 10 KOs and he has twice been the National Champion – the King of Sanda.  Zhao will be making his return to MMA after a 2-year hiatus.  Zhao is most well-known for his devastating KOs, however in his last match, he submitted Li Jixiang in just 47 seconds to win the RUFF Light Heavyweight Championship.

Stepping up to face Zhao at Light Heavyweight will be none other than Japan's legendary "Giant Killer" Ikuhisa Minowa, fondly known as Minowa Man to his legions of fans.  The pro-wrestling-based grappler counts 41 submission finishes in his 60 wins, however his KO of Kim Hoon at ROAD FC 13 in his celebrated 100th match will go down as one of his most fantastic wins on record.

China's Zhao Zilong versus Japan's Minowa Man – Legend versus Legend – this is a match with global appeal and historical significance!

As previously announced, K-1 wrecking machine and Bellator veteran "Mighty Mo" Siala-Mou Siliga and Korea's home-grown K-1 veteran Myung Hyun-Man will meet in a clash of two verified striking supermen.

Also, China's top lightweight Zhang Lipeng will debut with ROAD FC against Korean Taekwondo master Hong Young-Ki in an action-packed style-versus-style match up!

Event: ROAD Fighting Championship 027
Date: Saturday, 26 December, 2015
Place: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China

Main event live at 20:00KST
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Openweight Match
Siala-Mou Siliga vs Myung Hyun-Man

Lightweight Match
Zhang Lipeng vs Hong Young-Ki

Light Heavyweight Match
Zhao Zilong vs Ikuhisa Minowa

Featherweight Match
He Nannan vs Tanaka Daisaku

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