PRESS RELEASE / CHICAGO, Ill. (October 5, 2010) — Bellator Fighting Championships today officially announced an October 28th Season 3 Women’s Tournament World Championship fight between the #1 ranked pound-for-pound female fighter in the world Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii and explosive striker Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto at Bellator 34, which will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.
“This really is a dream matchup for the Women’s 115-pound title,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Fujii’s ground game is second to none and the same can be said about Frausto’s striking ability. Fujii’s pound-for-pound status will be on the line in what promises to be one of the most electrifying battles in the history of women’s MMA.”
Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Fujii moved into the MMA record books with her impressive victory over Lisa Ward at Bellator 31 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. With the win, Fujii became the first MMA fighter to win 22 consecutive fights. Widely respected as the most dangerous ground fighter in women’s MMA, out of Mega Megu’s twenty-two victories, an astonishing eighteen have come via submission. Having achieved the rank of black belt in both Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, Fujii is eager to add a Bellator Championship belt to her already impressive resume. To get there, Megumi is in for one of the toughest tests of her decorated career against the hard hitting and fast-rising Frausto.
“For the championship fight against Zoila I’m really going to focus on my striking ability,” said Fujii. “I want to come back to the States strong and try and win the Bellator Championship.”
Frausto continues to rise quickly through the MMA ranks following her drop down in weight from the 135-pund division. The Warrior Princess made a great first impression in Bellator, knocking out the world’s top 125-pound female fighter Rosi Sexton in devastating fashion last June at Bellator 23 to secure her spot in the women’s tournament. Following a convincing unanimous decision victory against the top ten ranked Jessica Pene, Zoila was matched up against dangerous submission specialist Jessica Aguilar in semifinal action taking place at Bellator 31. After three hard fought rounds, it was Frausto that found her hand raised and a ticket to the finals. Zoila is thankful for the opportunity, and ready to compete for a title.
“This the biggest Woman’s Tournament in the World, stacked with the best competition in the weight class,” said Frausto. “Winning this tournament would make me the best of the best, and I want that more than anything in the world right now.”