UFC has announced two more bouts for October’s Fight Night 97 event in Manila, with Korea’s Seo Hee Ham (16-7-0) to face Daniel Taylor (7-2-0) in a three round strawweight bout.
Seo is current sitting on two losses and one win under the UFC banner, having lost her most recent fight to Bec Rawlings at UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir in Brisbane.
Well-rounded in both her stand-up and ground game, Daniel Taylor is wasting no time after coming off a razor-thin split-decision loss in UFC Fight Night 92 last August.
Favoring her wrestling and Muay Thai talents, she will be going against striking specialist Ham, the first South Korean woman to compete in the UFC and who was once considered the No. 2 Atomweight fighter in the world.
Also confirmed, a featherweight clash featuring Mizuto “Pugnus” Hirota (18-7-2) taking on Cole “Magrinho” Miller (21-10-0).
Known for his exceptional striking, Japan’s Hirota will be competing in his first fight since being named the co-winner of Road to UFC: Japan. He faces American Top Team staple and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Miller who is looking to make a statement that will put the entire UFC Featherweight division on notice.
UFC Fight Night 97 takes place on 15 October at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. The main event is an intriguing featherweight bout between BJ Penn and Ricardo Lamas.