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Lee Ye-Ji returns at ROAD FC 041

Lee Ye-Ji returns at ROAD FC 041

RoadFC - June 28, 2017
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ROAD Fighting Championship announces that “High School Fighter” Lee Ye-Ji is lined up for a match on Xiaomi ROAD FC 041on August 12, 2017 in her hometown of Wonju, South Korea at the state-of-the-art Wonju Gymnasium.

Lee Ye-Ji (3-2, Team J) started professional MMA at just 16 years old, with the blessing of her parents and the guidance of her coach. In just two years, she’s experienced 5 matches in 3 countries and faced the stiffest of competition.

Ye-Ji started training in her first year of junior high school for fun – Team J’s coach, Jeon Chan-Jun, happened to be her cousin-in-law. Then, in less than a month, she went to a kickboxing event and she was hooked. Her coach had to in fact slow her down. Jeon recounts that she would learn everything quickly and rush to the next thing, so he had to make her focus on strong basics.

Ye-Ji started her training in a modern Korean martial art called Kong Kwon Yu Sul, founded by her coach, Jeon. It is a system based on Taekwondo’s striking and grappling. It served her will in her amateur kickboxing matches, and allowed her to stay competitive in the beginning of her MMA career against two massive veterans Satoko Shinashi and Hisae Watanabe. Ye-Ji avenged her first loss to Shinashi in her most recent fight at ROAD FC 037 XX, as the co-main event on ROAD FC’s first all-female card.

Lee Ye-Ji is definitely a hot prospect in women’s MMA, and at the young age of only 18, her future is wide open. She is the new generation of MMA fighters: well-rounded, focused, with a path paved for her by so many great female fighters. Ye-Ji’s next opponent for Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 will be announced soon.

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