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4 Korean fighters to watch for at BRAVE CF 58

Ahead of BRAVE CF's Korean debut, check out four fighters you need to watch that are confirmed to compete at the April 30 event.

BRAVE Combat Federation is debuting in South Korea this April 30 with Tae Kyun Kim leading the nation's top fighters as they get the opportunity to display their skills against some of the best fighters in the world on an international platform at a truly global mixed martial arts promotion. 

BRAVE CF has released a poster with six confirmed South Korean fighters for their upcoming fight night in association with BEAST CF. The announcements thus far feature a large number of top-class athletes from Korea in addition to Tae Kyun Kim, who has been a testament to the level of Korean fighters at BRAVE CF. Joining him are the South Korean Heavyweight legend Jun Soo Lim, former Road FC Champion In La Jae, undefeated Korean flyweight Chang Ho Lee, and Korea's representative female warrior Yerin Hong.

Jun Soo Lim

Jun Soo Lim, 39, is a first-generation mixed martial artist and former Angel's Fighting Championship heavyweight champion. Lim was due to fight last in 2020 but was unable to compete due to the coronavirus and announced his retirement. He returned however in May of last year at The Beast Championship, the predecessor of BEAST CF, and received a tapout with a bulldog choke in the second round against Ik Tae Jin. 

In Jae La 

Former Road FC middleweight champion In Jae La, 35, was also announced as a participant of BRAVE CF 58. In 2019, he lost his title to Hae Jun Yang, however redeemed himself in December of the same year when he defeated Eun Soo Lee. Jae later moved to The Beast Championship and now has two consecutive victories following a confrontation with Hyun Min Kim. Jae is eager to showcase his skillset to the world through BRAVE CF 58. 

Chang Ho Lee

Chang Ho Lee, 27, returns to mixed martial arts after a two year break at BRAVE CF 58. Since his debut in 2017, he has secured a six-fight win streak maintaining his undefeated record. Lee came on the scene as an exceptional grappler with a high caliber ground game, earning the nickname "Ant Hell." In 2019, he made his way into the ONE Warrior Series and proved himself with a TKO win. Lee has great potential to make a name for himself at BRAVE Combat Federation, however the prolonged period of inactivity is a disadvantage.

Yerin Hong 

Yerin Hong, 19, is the first female announced for BRAVE CF 58. Hong had her mixed martial arts debut in 2019 and has grown with a formidable momentum. She is recognized enough to be in the top five of her local division ranking. Since 2020, Hong has been on a three-fight win streak up until February of last year. However in June of the same year, she lost in a local atomweight title fight against Bo Hyun Park. She is working towards redemption at BRAVE CF 58.