Friday, January 22, 2016

Ham Seo Hee vs Bec Rawlings added to Mar. 19 UFC show

The Brisbane Times first reported and the UFC confirmed last night that Ham Seo Hee vs Bec Rawlings has been added to UFC Fight Night 84. This event will be at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia Mar. 20. It will air on Fox Sports 1 in the US and TSN in Canada on Mar. 19. These two were supposed to fight last May but Ham pulled out due to a broken nose. Bec won her fight over Lisa Ellis. Then she was supposed to face Joanne Calderwood but Bec pulled out due to a hip injury. Meanwhile Ham got a big win over Cortney Casey in her native Korea in Nov. Though undersized for a Strawweight, Ham has showed a lot of heart in her two UFC fights. And I think she gained a lot of fans with her last fight. Of course I have known about her for years because of her history in Japan. She is a former DEEP JEWELS Atomweight Champion. Bec is popular because of her look and her ability to talk. Like a lot of the Aussie fighters, I think she's a little behind in her training. To address this, she moved from her home town of Brisbane to train at Alliance in San Diego. We haven't seen her in almost a year so we'll see if she's progressed at all. She's fighting in her home town so she'll be hyped. We saw how having her home town fans behind her helped Ham. But fighting in enemy territory won't bother her as she has fought most of her career as a Korean in Japan. She's used to it.

1 comment:

  1. I am rooting hard for Bec Rawlings. But her opponent as you wisely pointed out Frank is no push over and is used to fighting in enemy territory. Still, I like Rowdy Bec, she is a wild woman.