Megumi Fuji wins what is likely her final fight


The 38-year-old MMA veteran Megumi Fujii defeated Mei Yamaguchi via unanimous decision today at Vale Tudo Japan 2012 in Tokyo.

Prior to the fight, which marked her 26th career win, Fujii announced she's likely to retire from the sport at year's end.

In her native Japan, Fujii has posted a 19-0 record for organizations such as Shooto, BodogFIGHT, Smackgirl and Jewels. She began her career 22-0 before a questionable decision losses to Zoila Gurgel in a Season 3 tournament two years ago.

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Vale Tudo Japan 2012 Quick Results:
Hideo Tokoro beat Rumina Sato via TKO (Strikes) at 0:39 of Rd 1
Kuniyoshi Hironaka beat Carlo Prater via Unanimous Decision
Darrell Montague beat Mamoru Yamaguchi via Split Decision
Kyoji Horiguchi beat Ian Loveland via Unanimous Decision
Megumi Fujii beat Mei Yamaguchi via Unanimous Decision
Kenji Osawa beat Takeshi Inoue via Unanimous Decision
Keita Nakamura beat Nobutatsu Suzuki via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:09 of RD 1
Daisuke Hoshino beat Kuntap Weerasakreck via Submission (Armbar)

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scaredy cat site profile image  

12/25/12 12:54 AM by scaredy cat

She is still my favourite fighter of all time, regardless of gender. As far as I'm concerned she is still undefeated.

JustAnotherMMAFan site profile image  

12/24/12 11:08 PM by JustAnotherMMAFan

She never retired. Actually, we still don't know if she is retiring or not now. She has had many injuries and has been considering this for a while now.

RKing85 site profile image  

12/24/12 10:47 PM by RKing85

Megumi Fujii has retired almost as many times as Terry Funk.

JackFunk site profile image  

12/24/12 10:00 PM by JackFunk

Always loved watching her, if this is her last fight, I wish her well! site profile image  

12/24/12 9:54 PM by

Congrats! She's awesome and will be missed :(

Chromium site profile image  

12/24/12 8:49 PM by Chromium

Sadly, Bellator has a North America-exclusive contract with her, so Invicta or the UFC were never possibilities. I'd love to see her fight another retiring fighter, Rosi Sexton, in a one-off fight in Invicta, maybe at 120 catchweight, but it doesn't look like that's in the cards and Bellator would have to allow it. Fujii is one of those great pioneers that helped pave the way for the women today who are helping it skyrocket in popularity today. She is truly an all-time great. If she was 5 years younger maybe her prime could have extended into the UFC, but alas 'twas not to be.

grady site profile image  

12/24/12 8:09 PM by grady

she was a powerhouse on top of being an incredible grappler. she pretty much cleaned out the lightweight division for the better part of 5 years. i just wish she would've fought watanabe hisae when she was in her prime.

GladiatorGannon site profile image  

12/24/12 8:06 PM by GladiatorGannon

A truly great fighter the 12ers don't know about."Maybe someday when you're older..."