On Saturday, Dec. 23, ROAD Fighting Championship held its 45th event from the Grand Hilton Convention Center in Seoul, South Korea.
In the night’s main event, atomweight champion Seo Hee Ham made the first defense of her belt against Invicta FC veteran Jinh Yu Frey. Ham, 30, who competed in the UFC above her natural weight division, returned to the win column at atomweight against DEEP Jewels champ Mina Kurobe at ROAD FC 039 in June. Frey had won four of her past five fights with her only loss coming against the No. 1 atomweight in the world, Ayaka Hamasaki.
Elsewhere on the all-female main card, former pro wrestler-turned-fighter Yoshiko Hirano returned against South Korean Young Ji Kim, 18-year-old prospect Ye Ji Lee took on China’s Pan Hui and RIZIN vet Destanie Yarbrough fought Kyrgyzstan’s Begimzhan Kasymova.
The event aired live at 3 a.m. ET on YouTube, MBC Sports+ (South Korea), Panda TV (China), and Sportsfix.TV (South East Asia).
Seo Hee Ham def. Jinh Yu Frey by knockout (punches). Round 1, 4:40 – for atomweight title
Young Ji Kim def. Yoshiko Hirano by unanimous decision
Ye Ji Lee def. Pan Hui by unanimous decision
Destanie Yarbrough def. Begimzhan Kasymova by unanimous decision
Ramona Pascual def. Seo Woo Jin by unanimous decision
Rafael Fiziev def. Munguntsooj Nandin-Erdene by TKO. Round 1, 0:58
Won Bin Ki def. Keisuke Iwata by submission. Round 1, 2:09
Chris Barnett def. Gun Oh Shim by TKO. Round 2, 3:33
In Soo Hwang def. Jung Kyo Park by TKO. Round 1, 0:11
Yi Sak Kim def. Dong Soo Seo by unanimous decision
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