An exciting affair featuring two of MMA’s most talented females has been booked for Bellator 69. Set for May 18, pound-for-pound queen Megumi Fujii will return to the Bellator ring after eighteen months away and face American Top Team stand-out Jessica Aguilar. Both women will enter the bout on significant winning streaks, upping the stakes even more when the rumble rolls around next month.
MMARising was first to report the match-up, confirming the clash with Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.
The 25-1 Fujii’s only career loss came in Bellator by way of Split Decision to Zoila Gurgel in the final of the organization’s 2010 tournament to crown a 115-pound champion. She has since won three straight, most recently beating Karla Benitez with an opening round Armbar on New Year’s Eve in Japan. Seventeen of her total victories have involved some form of submission-based stoppage.
Aguilar has shown in the past her heart is as big as her trademark smile, battling through adversity on numerous occasions to pull out a win. She holds an overall record of 13-4 and won eight of her last nine with the only exception also involving Gurgel. “Jag” is currently on a four-fight run including a pair of triumphs under the Bellator banner.
Also mentioned was the possibility of Fujii and/or Aguilar competing in a 125-pound tournament being targeted for next season or in early 2013.
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