A women’s openweight fight between Destanie Yarbrough and Begimzhan Kasymova has been added to the ROAD FC 45 event on December 23. The bout will mark one of the first in the organization’s new 180lbs + division.
Take a look at ROAD FC’s press release for the fight below:
Destanie Yarbrough (1-1, Buhawee Muay Thai USA/ Halo Jiu-Jitsu) is an American Football player with a martial arts background in boxing and Muay Thai. She won her first pro MMA fight in just 33 seconds, then faced Gabi Garcia in Rizin. With massive striking she damaged, but the decorated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt was able to secure a submission win.
Begimzhan Kasymova (1-0, NO MAD) of Kyrgyzstan is a Master of Sports in sambo, a 3-time national armwrestling champion, and a 2-time national boxing champion. She began boxing as a teenager for fitness, and it soon became a way of life. Begimzhan’s interest in MMA grew, so she began studying and had her first professional match just 3 months ago, winning by TKO in just over a minute.
Destanie Yarbrough versus Begimzhan Kasymova features two tremendously powerful and aggressive strikers who are going to showcase the excitement that the future of the women’s openweight division holds.