Megumi FujiiWomen’s mixed martial arts pioneer Megumi Fujii on Saturday became the latest fighter to announce her retirement.

Fujii announced that she would fight one more time, at Vale Tudo Japan 3rd on Oct. 5, and then step out of the cage for the final time.

The 39-year-old Fujii has been competing for the better part of the last decade, amassing a 26-2 professional record. Her only two defeats were decision losses to Zoila Gurgel in a Bellator title fight and Jessica Aguilar in a Bellator feature bout.

A black belt in both judo and jiu-jitsu, Fujii dominated the women’s Japanese fight scene throughout her career with her grappling prowess. She was a staple of the Smackgirl, Jewels and Shooto promotions.

She brought a 19-0 record to Bellator in 2010, where she managed to go 3-2, including the only two defeats of her career, and victories over the likes of current Invicta FC champion Carla Esparza.

Fujii’s announcement follows those of Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Seth Petruzelli earlier this week.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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

Related News

VIDEO: Dana White Announces Jon Jones Stripped of UFC Belt

  • 27 days ago
  • 1006 views

UFC president Dana White was on FOX Sports Live on Tuesday night to announce that the promotion had stripped champion Jon Jones of his title. read news >>

Adlan Amagov officially announces retirement from MMA competition

  • 14 days ago
  • 74 views

UFC welterweight Adlan Amagov has officially announced his retirement from professional sports, including mixed martial arts competition. For months, the reasons for Adlan Amagov's extended absence f read news >>

Bas Rutten named to UFC Hall of Fame Pioneer wing

  • 3 days ago
  • 15 views

Bas Rutten is the latest addition to the new-look UFC Hall of Fame. The former UFC heavyweight champion and King of Pancrase was named to the Hall's Pioneer wing Friday night. UFC president Dana Whit read news >>

Bas Rutten Latest Pioneer to Be Inducted into UFC Hall of Fame

  • 2 days ago
  • 0 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten will take his place alongside other MMA legends in the UFC Hall of Fame, Dana White revealed late Friday. read news >>

The MMA Hour - 279 - Marc Raimondi

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

MMAFighting.com's Marc Raimondi discusses the latest on Jon Jones. read news >>

The MMA Hour - 279 - Tim Means

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

me Tim Means talks about his latest winning streak and fighting Matt Brown at UFC 189. read news >>

Jon Jones and the fine line between lessons and patterns

  • 27 days ago
  • 11 views

Of all the missteps Jon Jones has taken in his career -- including Sunday’s latest when he allegedly ran a red light in Albuquerque, caused a three-car accident, injured a pregnant woman, and fled th read news >>

On Eve of MMA Retirement, Mark Munoz Sells Reign Training Center

  • 28 days ago
  • 18 views

Reign Training Center, the California MMA gym that cultivated standouts like Jake Ellenberger and Uriah Hall, is no more. That's according to Mark Munoz, the UFC middleweight who owns the center and read news >>

UFC needs to strip Jon Jones of his title and pull him from UFC 187 (Yahoo Sports)

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

From Yahoo Sports: Jones' latest run-in with the law is his most serious yet. It's time for the UFC to hold him accountable. read news >>