Throughout her career, South Korean MMA fighter Song Ka-yeon has had to battle gender discrimination in and outside the ring. Photo: Evolve MMA Throughout her career, South Korean MMA fighter Song Ka-yeon has had to battle gender discrimination in and outside the ring. Photo: Evolve MMA
Throughout her career, South Korean MMA fighter Song Ka-yeon has had to battle gender discrimination in and outside the ring. Photo: Evolve MMA

Female MMA fighter from South Korea on how she beat gender discrimination in and out of the ring

  • Early in her career, Song Ka-yeon, 26, was a ‘ring girl’, employed to look pretty and hold up round cards during bouts, despite years of hard work and training
  • She finally joined the professional ranks as the ‘Deadly Beauty’ in 2014 and today works in Singapore with female MMA fighters who face the same issues

Topic |   Health & Fitness
Throughout her career, South Korean MMA fighter Song Ka-yeon has had to battle gender discrimination in and outside the ring. Photo: Evolve MMA Throughout her career, South Korean MMA fighter Song Ka-yeon has had to battle gender discrimination in and outside the ring. Photo: Evolve MMA
Throughout her career, South Korean MMA fighter Song Ka-yeon has had to battle gender discrimination in and outside the ring. Photo: Evolve MMA
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