Ga Yeon Song Set To Face Satomi Takano At Road FC 20South Korean star Ga Yeon “Deadly Beauty” Song is set to compete in her second professional mixed martial arts bout on December 14th at Road Fighting Championship 20 in Seoul. Song faces Japanese prospect Satomi “Sarami” Takano in a featured atomweight matchup on the main card.

Road FC officials confirmed plans for the fight this week following an initial report on the Lady Go! blog. Song won her much-anticipated debut for Road FC in August when she stopped Emi Yamamoto. Takano has struggled in recent months and now looks to rebound from a loss at Deep Jewels 6.

Song (1-0-0) had already built up a significant fan following within Road FC prior to her in-cage debut in August. Originally working for the promotion as a ring girl, a job she reluctantly accepted in hopes of getting to compete on the Road FC roster someday, Song’s dream of becoming a pro MMA fighter became a reality at Road FC 17 when she easily dispatched of Yamamoto. With a strong background in kickboxing and an ever-improving ground game, Song has set her sights on becoming the top female atomweight in the world, and her quest continues when she battles Takano next month.

Takano (3-5-0) was once one of the fastest rising new stars in Japan. She opened her career with a pair of impressive victories for Jewels and appeared poised to follow in the footsteps of Club Barbarian stablemate and former pound-for-pound superstar Miku “Supernova” Matsumoto. In her six MMA fights since then, however, Takano has managed just one win while struggling against top-ranked opponents. She engaged in a thrilling bout with Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka at Deep Jewels 4 in May before succumbing to an armbar, and most recently lost to Mina Kurobe at Deep Jewels 6.

While Takano has encountered a rough patch in her career, she still poses a solid test for Song. Both women possess well-rounded skill sets, but Takano may hold an edge if she is able to get past Song’s formidable standup and take the South Korean to the mat.

Road Fighting Championship 20 takes place on December 14th at Seoul Olympic Hall in Seoul, South Korea. The bout between Song and Takano will be contested at 105 pounds.



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