XIAOMI ROAD FC 045 XX INJURY UPDATE
HAM SEO-HEE BREAKS ARM, RAFAEL FIZIEV BREAKS HAND
For immediate release, December 27, 2017 - ROAD Fighting Championship's final event of the year, Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX, took place in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017. Two fighters sustained injuries during the event.
ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee
Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee retained her belt and her position as the world's top in the division by a first round TKO over Jinh Yu Frey. However, possibly in the process of the KO blow and hammer fists, Ham's left radius fractured. It is the first severe injury of her entire career. Surgery will be performed, and Ham's recovery is expected to be between 4 to 6 months.
Lightweight contender Rafael Fiziev
Rafael Fiziev engaged in a short, brutal bout with fellow striker Nandin-Erdene. While he ducked and covered for most of the opening assault, it was Fiziev's counter attack in which he did the damage to himself of breaking the index metacarpal on his right hand. Fiziev has already undergone successful surgery, and his recovery period will be 3 to 6 months.
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Xiaomi Inc. is a privately owned Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing, China, that is the world's 3rd largest smartphone maker. Xiaomi designs, develops, and sells smartphones, mobile apps, and related consumer electronics. Since the release of its first smartphone in August 2011, Xiaomi has gained market share in mainland China and expanded into developing a wider range of consumer electronics, including a smart home device ecosystem. The company's founder and CEO is Lei Jun, China's 23rd richest person according to Forbes. The company sold over 60 million smartphones in 2014.