Two of MMA’s top female competitors are set to square off when
Bellator Fighting Championships
rolls into Louisiana next
Fujii and Jessica
Aguilar, widely regarded as the top 115-pound fighters in
women’s MMA, have agreed to meet in a three-round, non-tournament
Bellator 69, promotion CEO Bjorn Rebney told MMARising.com on Monday.
The event takes place May 18 at L’Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort
in Lake Charles, La., and is also expected to feature a light
heavyweight tilt between Richard
Hale and Josh
Fujii, 37, once laid claim MMA’s most impressive unbeaten streak,
racking up 22 straight wins before dropping a controversial split
decision to Zoila
Gurgel in Bellator’s third-season, 115-pound tournament final.
Since then, the Japanese submission wiz has won three in a row,
most recently tapping Spanish striker Karla
Dream's New Year's Eve card.
A member of Florida’s American Top Team, Aguilar has also embarked
on a hot streak since dropping a close decision to Gurgel in
September 2010. The 29-year-old Texan’s current four-fight roll has
included victories over such highly regarded opponents as Lisa
Ellis-Ward and Carla
This item was updated April 2 at 7:06 p.m. ET. The article
originally stated that the Fujii-Aguilar bout would take place at
125 pounds; Bellator officials have since clarified that it will be
contested at 115 pounds.
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