Top Korean promotion ROAD Fighting Championship have today announced one-half of the main event for their second all-female MMA card.
The headline bout of Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 XX will feature the return of former road staple Ham Seo-Hee who will fight for the promotion’s inaugural Women’s atomweight championship.
As a pioneer of women’s MMA in South Korea, Seo-Hee (17-8) made her professional debut 10 years ago against Hisae Watanabe, in a fight she won by decision.
Over the next 7 years, Ham would racked-up an impressive record of 12-5 earning wins over the likes of Mei Yamaguchi, Emi Fujino, and Naho Sugiyama.
Ham made her ROAD FC debut in 2014 and went on to win back to back matches against Alyona Rassohyna and Shino VanHoose before going on to claim the Deep Jewels featherweight title from Saori Ishioka.
The 30-year old would then be picked up by the UFC, becoming the first female fighter from South Korea to compete in the promotion.
Unfortunately for Ham during her time with the WME-IMG owned promotion, she would go 1-3, suffering decision losses to Joanne Calderwood, Bec Rawlings and Danielle Taylor.
Now Ham will once again be fighting in the country of her birth and is set to make history by competing in the promotion’s first women’s atomweight championship match.
Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 XX takes place on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the Grand Hilton Convention Centre in Seoul, South Korea.