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Road FC 46 videos: Barnaoui and Zavurov advance to $1 million lightweight tournament finals

Mansour Barnaoui and Shamil Zavurov picked up big wins during Road FC’s lightweight tournament semifinals.

Anton Tabuena

Saturday night in South Korea, Road FC 46 hosted the semifinal round of their $1 million lightweight tournament. They took very different approaches, but in the end, Shamil Zavurov and Mansour Barnaoui advanced to the finals by picking up quiality wins.

Zavurov, a longtime training partner of Khabib Nurmagomedov, beat UFC vet Ronys Torres and snapped his 11-fight winning streak. The Dagestani wrestler showcased his striking chops against a fellow talented grappler, dropping Torres and busting him up on the feet for majority of the three-round match up. Zavurov’s victory marked his sixth straight, and improved his record to 35-5-1.

On the other side of the bracket, a patient Mansour Barnaoui methodically won clinch exchanges and eventually capitalized on the ground. Shimoishi Kota was a game opponent, but one tiny mistake led to a pretty nifty back take from the Tristar gym product and he was put to sleep with a rear naked choke. Barnaoui, a former BAMMA champion, extended his win streak to five, and advanced to the finals.

Barnaoui and Zavurov, who are both former M-1 champions, will face off next in the lightweight finals. The winner of the tournament will then have the opportunity to take on Road FC lightweight champion A Sol Kwon on a later date.

Also on the card, Lee Jeong-Yeong beat Kim Se-Yeong in a featherweight title eliminator.

Full results can be seen below, and the entire event can be viewed here.

Road FC 46 Results

Main Card

Lee Jeong-Yeong def Kim Se-Yeong by TKO, R1 3:30

Mansour Barnaoui def Shimoishi Kota by Submission, RNC, R3 1:47 [LW Tourney Semis]

Shamil Zavurov def Ronys Torres by Unanimous Decision [LW Tourney Semis]

Hong Young-Ki def Eom Tae-Woong by Submission, R2 4:54

Park Hyung-Geun vs Moon Jin-Hyuk ruled a Draw 1:1:D

Heo Jae-Hyeok def Kim Jae-Hun by TKO, R1 4:20

Alatengheili def Jang Ik-Hwan by TKO, R1 3:06


Hwang In-Su def Kim Nae-Chul by TKO, R1 0:50

Ma Anding def Hamada Junpei by Unanimous Decision

Park Hae-Jin def Cho Byeong-Oak By Unanimous Decision

Min Kyeong-Chul def Huang Zhenyue by Unanimous Decision

La In-Jae def Lim Dong-Hwan by Unanimous Decision