XIAOMI ROAD FC 045 XX ANNOUNCEMENT
LIM SO-HEE STEPS IN FOR INJURED LEE YE-JI
For immediate release, December 4, 2017 - ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Lim So-Hee will replace the injured Lee Ye-Ji versus Araki Miki at Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX in Seoul, South Korea on December 23, 2017.
Originally, Lee Ye-Ji was set to make her final match under the moniker “High School Fighter” against Araki Miki (Pan Hui), but an ankle injury in training has sidelined her participation. ROAD FC wishes Lee a quick and full recovery.
Stepping in for Lee will be “Wushu Princess” Lim So-Hee (1-1, Team Force) who is equally at home with sword or fist. At just 20 years old, she already has a sanda record of 14-5 with several national titles under her belt. Having had a trial by fire against China's standout Yan Xiaonan in her debut, Lim picked up her first win over Hana Date earlier in 2017.
In this tough atomweight division, fans can expect to see Lim putting in her best effort while Araki will want to impress in her ROAD FC debut.
Xiaomi ROAD FC 45 XX
World top ranked Ham Seo-Hee will make her first ROAD FC Atomweight title defense against world top challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Ham made history by winning the first ROAD FC Women's Atomweight title by finishing DEEP champion Mina Kurobe in a thrilling battle. Jinh Yu Frey is the former Invicta FC Atomweight title challenger and now top-ranked in the world's first all-female MMA promotion.
ROAD FC Atomweight Champion Ham Seo-Hee versus Jinh Yu Frey is the world's most important match in the division today!
Yoshiko versus Kim Young-Ji will show a very powerful young wrestler versus an hungry new judoka with striking skills in what should be a fast and brutal fight. Plus, Lee Ye-Ji will make her final bout as a “High School Fighter” against Japanese Araki Miki in what will be another exciting showdown to strengthen the women's atomweight division in Asia. And, Destanie Yarbrough versus Begimzhan Kasymova features two tremendously powerful and aggressive strikers who are going to showcase the excitement that the future of the women's openweight division holds.
Young Guns 38
In the Young Guns 38 preliminary card main match, two former contestants in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament are set to meet: Nandin-Erdene versus Rafael Fiziev. It's a pairing of two brilliant strikers who know how to entertain – and finish fights in devastating fashion. Also former Tournament contestants Baoyincang and Ki Won-Bin meet with the aim to put in their toughest efforts and show off the skills they are known for.
In an exciting Openweight Match, the always entertaining Chris Barnett makes his awaited return against standout wrestler and young prospect Shim Gun-Oh. In a Middleweight Match fan favorite “Special Force” Park Jung-Kyo will welcome hot prospect Hwang In-Su (2-0, Changwon KPW) to the deep end of the division. Opening up Young Guns 38 will be Kim Yong-Geun versus Kim Yi-Sack in a technical and fast-paced thriller.
New Wave MMA 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. As we say in Korea, "Fighting!"
Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 045
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Grand Hilton Convention Center
Seoul, South Korea
Women's Atomweight Championship
Ham Seo-Hee vs Jinh Yu Frey
Women's Openweight Match
Yoshiko vs Kim Young-Ji
Women's Atomweight Match
Lim So-Hee vs Araki Miki
Women's Openweight Match
Destanie Yarbrough vs Begimzhan Kasymova
Young Guns 38
Nandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev
-72kg Catchweight Match
Baoyincang vs Ki Won-Bin
Chris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh
Park Jung-Kyo vs Hwang In-Su
Kim Yong-Geun vs Kim Yi-Sack
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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.
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