Ham Seo-Hee signs with ROAD FC

2017-03-02 14:00

Women's MMA elite Ham Seo-Hee signs with ROAD FC in her return to South Korea.



ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that world-ranked women's atomweight Ham Seo-Hee will resume her career in South Korea with ROAD FC. Ham bolsters the strong and growing roster of female athletes signed to ROAD FC, and the all-female ROAD FC XX league.

Ham Seo-Hee (17-8, Team MAD) is the pioneer for women's MMA in South Korea. She made her professional MMA debut exactly 10 years ago in Deep 28 Impact against massive veteran Hisae Watanabe, who had just defeated fellow legend Shinashi Satoko to win the Deep atomweight championship. In a massive upset, Ham won the decision and announced herself as a new force in women's MMA.

Over the next 7 years, Ham fought almost exclusively in Japan events, as there was no opportunity at home in Korea. She racked up an impressive record of 12-5 fighting everyone between 48 and 52 kgs, with wins over Mei Yamaguchi, Emi Fujino, and Naho Sugiyama. In fact, Ham has only been finished twice in 10 years, by the legendary Megumi Fujii and Invicta Atomweight champ Ayaka Hamasaki.

Ham finally got the chance to fight in front of hometown fans when she debuted in ROAD FC in 2014. In ROAD FC she won back to back matches against Alyona Rassohyna and Shino VanHoose, then claimed the Deep Jewels Featherweight title from Saori Ishioka.




Ham was picked up by the UFC at the end of 2014 and made history as the first female fighter from South Korea in the promotion. She made her debut in one of the greatest strawweight fights of all time against Joanne Calderwood. Ham went 1-3 with the promotion with her last back to back losses being widely proclaimed as massive robberies by the judges.

Ham Seo-Hee said,


"I traveled but I'm back to my home.  I'm really glad I can come back.  I will work harder in ROAD FC than I have before.  It's a pleasure to be in a promotion with someone I love (boyfriend Kim Chang-Hyun, seed in ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament).  I think the synergy will be doubled.  ROAD FC feels like my hometown.  Most of all Jung Mun-Hong (ROAD FC CEO) offered me better conditions than any other promotion.  So I decided to accept to fight in ROAD FC because I think he really appreciates the time I have spent as a fighter so far."


ROAD FC is proud to have the elite women's atomweight fighter signed to a multi-fight contract and will announce her first fight soon. Ham will once again be fighting live in front of her own countrymen and women, and her world wide fans can see her live on ROAD FC's international broadcasts.



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