Former Road FC ring girl and fighter Song Ka Yeon (1-1) has joined the Evolve MMA fight team. The Korean, who holds black belts in judo and hapkido, underwent a two week tryout and impressed sufficiently to be invited to move to Singapore full time to train there.
Yeon is famous for appearing in Korean reality TV series Roommate, the country’s answer to Big Brother, but she is also a lifelong martial artist who began training as a child. She’s competed in kickboxing and fought twice in Road FC’s atomweight division, registering a win and a loss.
ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtyong saw some of Yeon’s tryout and was extremely impressed,
“She has been training nearly all her life and is a legit fighter who is aggressive and fearless. She’s very serious about her MMA career and training with all the world champions at Evolve MMA will definitely take her to the next level.”
Angela Lee’s career skyrocketed after signing for ONE Championship and joining Evolve MMA and she’s set to make the second defence of her atomweight title in Singapore later this month. The hope is that Yoen, who competes in the same weight class, will enjoy a similar trajectory.
Source:: mma mania