Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 XX, first all-female card results and photos
ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results for ROAD FC 037 XX, South Korea's historic first all-female MMA league, and Young Guns 32 which took place on Saturday, March 11, in Seoul, South Korea.
ROAD FC XX
In the main event, Kang Jin-Hee kept the worst of Raika Emiko's boxing at bay with kicks, distance, and clinch. Raika was able to play it smart and bide her time for some punches that closed Kang's eye, and in the third round she nailed takedowns to secure the unanimous decision from the judges.
In the co-main event, Lee Ye-Ji rematched Shinashi Satoko and the outcome was dramatically different. Lee was a much stronger and smarter fighter this time around, reversing Shinashi's throws, and dominating her on the ground. The brilliant match went the distance and Lee deserved the Unanimous Decision win in her revenge match.
Park Jeong-Eun played a cautious first round against newcomer Park Na-Young, but in the second she got in with some painful kicks and unloaded with punches that had the referee jumping in to stop it. Na-Young, just 16 years old, will be a smart fighter to watch as she grows.
Lim So-Hee and Hana Date didn't have the most eventful match, but Lim showed off strong takedowns and some smart combinations to earn the Unanimous Decision.
Wang def Hong
Fujino Emi showed Natalya Denisova how an experienced fighter can take advantage of any situation. With her brutal takedowns and power on the ground, Fujino eventually pulled off the RNC victory in the second round.
Shim Yu-Ri and Harada Shiho played two very different games, with Shim strikes and knees earning the points over Harada's shoots and ground game.
Wang Xiangjie and Hong Yun-Ha opened the first all-female card with a great show of strength and went the distance. Wang played a more technical fight, hurt with her knees, and got the win on the scorecards.
Event: Xiaomi ROAD Fighting Championship 037
Date: Saturday, 11 March, 2017
Place: Grand Hilton Convention Centre, Seoul, South Korea
ROAD FC XX Main Card
#7 Women's Flyweight Match
Raika Emiko def Kang Jin-Hee by Unanimous Decision
#6 Women's -46.5kg Catchweight Match
Lee Ye-Ji def Shinashi Satoko by Unanimous Decision
#5 Women's Atomweight Match
Park Jeong-Eun def Park Na-Young by TKO R2 2:07
#4 Women's Atomweight Match
Lim So-Hee def Hana Date by Unanimous Decision
#3 Women's Strawweight Match
Fujino Emi def Natalya Denisova by Submission, RNC R2 1:25
#2 Women's Strawweight Match
Shim Yu-Ri def Harada Shiho by Unanimous Decision
#1 Women's -50.5kg Catchweight Match
Wang Xiangjie def Hong Yun-Ha by Decision 2:1 Draw