Yoshiko Hirano is set to compete on December 23 at the all-female ROAD FC 45 event. Hirano will be fighting as part of the organization’s new 145 to 175-pound division. Her opponent has not yet been announced.
ROAD FC recently announced the introduction of two new female weight classes for its “XX” offshoot. The ROAD FC XX Heavyweight Division will feature fighters from Featherweight (145lbs) all the way up to Welterweight (175 lbs) while the ROAD FC XX Openweight Division will feature fighters from Middleweight (180 lbs) on up. ROAD FC plans to showcase fighters from across the globe, with plans to eventually introduce a world title belt for both divisions.
Hirano is undefeated with a 2-0 record. The 23-year-old from Tokyo, Japan, holds a 100% finish rate, a first-round knockout and a first-round submission. Prior to competing in MMA, she was a professional wrestler but got banned from the sport due to an infamous incident in which she went off-script and began beating her opponent down.
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The all-female ROAD FC 45 event on December 23 be headlined by an atomweight world title fight between reigning champion Seo Hee Ham and challenger Jinh Yu Frey. Several fights in the new ROAD FC women’s “heavyweight” and “openweight” divisions are expected to be announced for the event in the near future.