Seo Hee Ham has continued to find success outside of the UFC, securing her third atomweight title defense at ROAD FC 51 XX in Seoul, South Korea on Saturday.
ROAD FC kicked off a busy Saturday in MMA with ROAD FC 51 XX. Featuring atomweight champ Seo Hee Ham defending her title against South Korea’s Jeong-Eun Park, the card was split between genders: men on the ROAD FC 51 (preliminary card), women billed under the ROAD FC 51 XX label.
In the main event, former UFC athlete Ham defended her atomweight title for the third time, capturing a unanimous decision against the lesser known Park. While the fight went the distance, Ham was never in much danger outside of a knee bar attempt in the third following her own takedown. The three-round fight was stood up in the final minute, however, and Park was unable to pull off a miracle.
After the bout, Seo Hee was quoted as saying that “I want to thank my parents, my coach and teammates from Team Mad. I should have done better. I wanted a knock out or a submission but I didn’t get it. The next one, I will do better.”
ROAD FC 051 XX Official Results
Ham Seo-Hee def Park Jeong-Eun by Unanimous Decision – for the ROAD FC women’s atomweight championship
Lee Su-Yeon def Lee Ye-Ji by Split Decision
Shim Yu-Ri def Shi Ming by TKO, Round 2, 4:08
Rowan Pilger def Kim Young-Ji by Unanimous Decision
Hong Yun-Ha def Baek Hyeon-Ju by Submission, rear naked choke, Round 1, 1:44
ROAD FC 051 Official Results
Michel Pereira def Choi Won-Jun by KO, Round 1, 0:41
Park Hyung-Geun def Shin Seung-Min by Decision
Nandin-Erdene def Yeo Je-Woo by KO, Round 1, 2:42
Jang Jung-Hyuk vs Max Handanagic is ruled a Draw
Kim Tae-In def Kim Ji-Hoon by TKO, Round 2, 0:50