UFC officials announced Thursday afternoon that “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings will lock horns with Seo Hee Ham in a strawweight clash at UFC Fight Night “Hunt vs. Mir” in Brisbane.
The event takes place on March 20 at the Brisbane Entertainment Center and will be televised in America on Fox Sports 1. Mark Hunt will square off with Frank Mir in the evening’s heavyweight main event.
Rawlings last competed in May 2015, when she submitted Lisa Ellis via rear-naked choke in the first round. That ended a mini-slump for the Australian, who had lost three of her last four in the Octagon prior to that triumph. Rawlings was scheduled to fight Joanne Calderwood in July, but she was removed from the card after it was revealed that she had a stress fracture in her femur, which required several months of rest to allow it to heal.
Ham, a 28-year-old South Korean with a 16-6 career mark, enters the contest having won seven of her last eight fights. Ham dropped her UFC debut to Calderwood at the “Ultimate Fighter 20” finale before bouncing back with a decision win over Cortney Casey in November.