Xiaomi ROAD FC 045 XX update: Lim So-Hee replaces injured Lee Ye-Ji

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.

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

Lightweight Match

Nandin-Erdene vs Rafael Fiziev

-72kg Catchweight Match

Baoyincang vs Ki Won-Bin

Openweight Match

Chris Barnett vs Shim Gun-Oh

Middleweight Match

Park Jung-Kyo vs Hwang In-Su

Bantamweight Match

Kim Yong-Geun vs Kim Yi-Sack