Two of MMA’s top female competitors are set to square off when Bellator Fighting Championships rolls into Louisiana next month.

Megumi 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 affair at 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 Burns.

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 Benitez on 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 Esparza.

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.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator 137: Main Card Preview and Predictions

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

Bellator returns to Spike TV this weekend with its 137th showing. Headlined by a middleweight championship bout, Bellator will give you a four-fight main card with some good up-and-coming talent that read news >>

Brandon Halsey suffers leg injury in Bellator 137 victory over Kendall Grove

  • 14 days ago
  • 17 views

TEMECULA, CALIF. – Brandon Halsey hobbled out of the Bellator MMA cage following his victory over Kendall Grove at Bellator 137. A left foot/ankle injury explains the limp.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

'El Guapo' enshrined: Bas Rutten slated for 2015 UFC Hall of Fame induction

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 views

“The Handsome One” (perhaps better known as “El Guapo”) will be enshrined at the 2015 UFC Hall of Fame inductions.Filed under: Featured, News read news >>

Bubba Jenkins returns to action against Joe Wilk at Bellator 139 on June 26

  • 11 days ago
  • 7 views

Standout wrestler-turned-MMA fighter Bubba Jenkins will return to the Bellator MMA cage on June 26 when he meets Joe Wilk at Bellator 139.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Bellator's Ed Ruth on UFC's Reebok sponsorship deal: 'Man, I can do a lot better than that'

  • 16 days ago
  • 7 views

NCAA champ and recent Bellator MMA signee, Ed Ruth, talks about why he chose Bellator over the UFC and how he feels he can make more money than UFC fighters will get from the Reebok deal by finding h read news >>

The MMA Prospectus: UFC Fight Night Manila, Bellator 137, hiatus recap

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 views

Zane Simon and T.P. Grant take on the young fighters of the recent and upcoming UFC card and Friday, March 15th's Bellator offering. read news >>

Three-time national wrestling champ Ed Ruth signs with Bellator

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

One of the MMA's most coveted prospects is headed to Bellator. Three-time national wrestling champion and four-time All-American Ed Ruth has signed a contract to compete in the promotion. The former read news >>

Live Chat: Ronda Rousey talk, Reebok fallout, Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber preview, Bellator 137 and more

  • 17 days ago
  • 23 views

This is episode 138 of the Promotional Malpractice Live Chat. It's a slower week in the world of combat sports. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is behind us, UFC 187 is on the horizon. We're in the eye of th read news >>

Bellator 137's Curtis Millender: 'I have to treat everyone like Goliath and I'm David'

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Curtis Millender’s last fight was supposed to be a launching pad to a more prominent stage of his career. Instead, the end result was a 97-second fight and his first loss.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Darrion Caldwell interview: Rafael Silva 'will get dealt with accordingly' at Bellator 137

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

Darrion Caldwell has been a hot prospect for Bellator ever since signing with the promotion in 2013, winning three featherweight fights since his debut and improving to 6-0 overall. This weekend, "Th read news >>