Epicentre.tv presents ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 will take place in Wonju, South Korea, the hometown of ROAD FC, at the state-of-the-art Wonju Gymnasium.
Myung Hyun-Man vs Chris Barnett Rematch
Myung Hyun-Man (4-3-0-1, Team Gangnam/Apgujeong Gym) is a heavyweight Muay Thai standout of over 30 wins who transitioned to MMA in 2013. He KOed Liang Lingyu in the 2015 ROAD FC Openweight Tournament quarterfinals and met Mighty Mo in the semis. The fight nearly went the distance with a thrilling stand up display from both knockout artists, but Mo got the submission win on the canvas in the third. Myung met Cro Cop in RIZIN with similar but much quicker unfortunate results. Myung then had back to back disappointments with early injury stoppages: his fight with Aorigele sent the Kung Fu Panda to the hospital with a painful accidental groin shot, and with Chris Barnett, a severe cut to the eye gave him a win but left everyone wanting more.
Chris “Huggy Bear” Barnett (15-4, Barnett Taekwondo Academy) is one of the toughest men to hit the Asian MMA scene in the last 3 years. In his US career he KOed Kenny Garner and Travis Wiuff amongst others his 90% knockout finish stats. Barnett’s only losses were to Eric Prindle, Oli Thompson, and a contentious split to Kirill Sidelnikov in RIZIN. Barnett came to Korea for ROAD FC 38 to show Korea what a Taekwondo background can accomplish for a heavyweight fighter. Against Myung, he he ended up needing surgery for an eye-opening punch. While h went home with a loss, his efforts earned him the respect and instant affinity from the fans.
Openweight match Myung Hyun-Man versus Chris Barnett 2 is even more anticipated than the first. Myung his hungry to finish a fight in a fair way, and Barnett, with a clean bill of health, is anxious to get back in the cage to show the fans what he’s really about.
As previously announced on the card, Bruno Miranda versus Ki Won-Bin are set for a Reserve Match for the $1 Million Tournament, giving both exciting strikers a second chance.