A women’s strawweight bout has been added to the UFC’s first card in South Korea.
Seo Hee Ham, a South Korea native, will meet Cortney Casey at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Alves on Nov. 28 in Seoul, the UFC announced Tuesday.
Ham (15-6) has not fought since falling via unanimous decision to Joanne Calderwood at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale last December. That was her first loss since 2011. Ham, 28, made her UFC debut in that bout after spending entire career competing in South Korea and Japan. Ham, nicknamed “Hamderlei Silva” for her aggressive fighting style, was supposed to fight Bec Rawlings in May, but pulled out due to injury.
Casey (4-2) also lost to Calderwood via unanimous decision in her last fight, back in July. That was the Arizona native’s UFC debut and she had won three in a row previously on the regional circuit. Casey, 28, gave Calderwood a good run in that bout and might have won a round.
UFC Fight Night 79 is headlined by a welterweight bout between Benson Henderson and Thiago Alves. In the co-main event, Dong Hyun Kim meets Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight clash. ….View original article