The inaugural women’s strawweight URCC title wasn’t slated for Yan Qi Hui. However, when the opportunity knocked on her door, she gladly took the chance.
[mks_dropcap style=”square” size=”52″ bg_color=”#1588db” txt_color=”#ffffff”]Q[/mks_dropcap]i Hui is coming in as a replacement for teammate Yan Xiao Nan. Nan opted to fight at her natural weight class in ROAD FC thus relinquished the opportunity.
“I’m very happy, very happy to come here,” Qi Hui told Dojo Drifter through her manager. “I just want to thank the URCC, the Filipino people, my coaches who gave me this opportunity.”
A native of Yunnan, a province in southwest of China, Qi Hui credits her stocky physique to the mountainous terrains of her hometown, where she had to carry barrels of water to her house. In addition, she got exposed in the sport of Sanda at an early age. She studied at a sports school before venturing to MMA last August.
“Yes. I trained Sanda for many years so my strength is being able to knock my opponents,” she said.
After meeting her opponent at the weigh-ins yesterday for the first time, the Chinese fighter is unfazed with the taller Bulaong. When asked about what to expect, Qi Hui plans to seize the moment with an emphatic win and become the first ever URCC women’s flyweight champion.
“It’s the same, I’m used to fighting people taller than me,” Qi Hui quipped. “I’ll knock my opponent. Since this is a big event, I’ll just knock my opponent out.”