ROAD FC 024 in JAPAN on 25 July, 2015 - Park Ji-Hye injured in training, Lee Ye-Ji steps in to face Shinashi Satoko
4 July, 2015 - ROAD Fighting Championship will launch its global expansion by holding its first-ever overseas event in Tokyo, Japan on 25 July, 2015. ROAD FC 024 will take place at the 10,000-seat Ariake Coliseum.
A Women's? Atomweight match was originally set between Japan's MMA queen Shinashi Satoko and up and coming starlet Park Ji-Hye. Unfortunately, Park was injured in training and will not be able to compete.
In her place will be another young Korean female prodigy, Lee Ye-Ji from Team J who will be making her professional MMA debut. Lee has an extensive background in Kickboxing, has competed in Judo, and started her amateur MMA career in ROAD FC Central League. Lee is the youngest female fighter to join ROAD FC as a professional. She is 16 years old, and Shinashi will be 22 years her senior!
Lee Ye-Ji's mother gave her approval, stating that she wanted to give her daughter the best opportunity to become a great fighter.
Lee Ye-Ji stated,
"I am prepared. I will try my hardest to make this a great match."
Tickets are available at the following locations:
Ticket Pia: http://ticket.pia.jp/pia/
E Plus: http://eplus.jp/sys/T1U8
Date: Saturday 25 July, 2015
15:00 DOORS OPEN
15:30 YOUNG GUNS 23
vs Lee Ye-Ji
About ROAD Fighting Championship
The sport of MMA is booming in South Korea, and behind the incredible growth is ROAD FC. As this new era of Mixed Martial Arts begins, ROAD FC is committed to creating more opportunities for fighters in growth, experience, and support. The amateur and semi-pro Central and Into Leagues provide a structured, safe, and competitive atmosphere for beginning fighters. The Young Guns undercard series brings these up and coming fighters into the spotlight as professionals. ROAD FC events are held in major cities across Korea and now Japan featuring the most exciting and well-recognized Korean and international MMA fighters. ROAD FC events are broadcast live and delay in Korea on SuperAction, internationally on KIX, and streamed live internationally on Epicentre.tv.
ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment.