Megumi Fujii retires following controversial loss at VTJ 3rd


The greatest female fight in MMA history, Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii, 39, fought for the last time at Vale Tudo Japan 3rd on October 5th in Tokyo. Her opponent was former Bellator rival Jessica “Jag” Aguilar, in a rematch.

Fujii lost via doctor stoppage between the second and third rounds, due to damage to her eye sustained by two accidental pokes. The eye pokes required a break in the action of over 15 mins. Fujii opted to continue, but eventually the damage was too much.

Both fighters were disappointed with the fight result; Aguilar stated after the match that she did not feel that she deserved a win.

The first fight between the pair was at Bellator 69 inn May 2012, with Aguilar winning by a controversial Unanimous Decision.

Fujii’s career now ends with 26 wins, two controversial decision losses, and loss via doctor stoppage due to accidental eye pokes. She was at the top of the women's pound for pound rankings for many years, prior to the loss to Aguillar in 2010.

Aguilar remains the best 115-pound women in the world, with a winning streak that now extends to seven.

Vale Tudo Japan - VTJ 3rd
Ota City General Gymnasium
Ota, Tokyo, Japan   
5 October 2013

Jessica Aguilar beat Megumi Fujii via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 Round 2
Caol Uno beat Daniel Romero via Submission (Inverted Triangle Choke) at 2:23 of round 2
Will Campuzano beat Hideo Tokoro via split decision (3 Rounds)
Yusuke Yachi beat Takeshi Inoue via unanimous decision (3 Rounds)
Yuta Sasaki beat Park Geun Do via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:36 of Round 1
Naoyuki Kotani beat Daisuke Hoshino via Submission (Armbar) at 3:57 of Round 1
Yuta Nezu beat Motonobu Tezuka via unanimous decision (3 Rounds)
Akiyo Nishiura beat Shigeki Osawa via split decision (3 Rounds)
Koshi Matsumoto beat Kengo Ura via unanimous decision (3 Rounds)
Ryuto Sawada beat Hiroyuki Takahashi via unanimous decision (3 Rounds)
Seiichirou Ito beat Taku Kajikawa via Submission (Armbar) in Round 1
Taiyo Hayashi beat Yuji Kurakane via TKO in Round 2

Vale Tudo Japan has also started a "Goodbye Giveaway" for Megumi Fujii by allowing fans to enter free of charge in a sweepstakes that will award winners official VTJ and Megumi Fujii swag.  Fans can enter the contest at and are encouraged to leave Megumi Fujii final farewell and thank you messages.

Vale Tudo Japan 3rd streamed live at 1pm JST / 9pm PST / 12pm EST / 4am UTC  and is available to purchase via NicoVideo  for 1000 Yen (aprox $10)

In order to aid users through the setup and purchase of the event, Vale Tudo Japan has set up an easy to follow English language instructional guide or navigating through the Japanese website to purchase the stream. The event can be purchased by Verified by Visa® and MasterCard® SecureCode™ users.

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Wasa-B site profile image  

10/6/13 8:48 PM by Wasa-B


Gojira site profile image  

10/5/13 6:34 PM by Gojira

IT'S HERE!! Megumi Fujii vs Jessica Aguilar - Megumi's Retirement - The Fight - (with sound this time!) I figured out the problem and have deleted the first video we had up. This is a new videoCan some with a pro account please repost this as an active link? Thanks

Chromium site profile image  

10/5/13 3:18 PM by Chromium

Definitely. He's done a hell of a job. Also I was very impressed by VTJ's take on MMA. It may not have had the pagentry of a PRIDE event, but the sports-oriented part was there and the talent was there and people were leaving absolutely everything in the cage. Caol Uno's come-from-behind win after he fought his heart out was particularly great and the highlight of the night for me, and Campuzano/Tokoro was also fabulous. I'd definitely like to see them more frequently. 'Twas a very fun grass roots show.

Wasa-B site profile image  

10/5/13 1:51 PM by Wasa-B

Goddam, a chance to avenge a controversial loss ends up like this in retirement?!?! Didnt see it but....i do think this is somewhat the nature of the beast with open gloves, its gonna happen sometimes. Thanks for the updates, Kenji. Zannen da na.

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10/5/13 12:55 PM by Happiness Bunny

Domo Keiji!Sad way for it to end.We should always remember the great fights that Megumi had given us. I hope she starts training people so we can see the techniques of the greatest female fighter of all time vicariously through other fighters.Thank you Mega-Megu for your spirit, sportsmanship and for inspiring so many (male and female).

caposa site profile image  

10/5/13 9:32 AM by caposa

I was like oh good intermission, I'll just close my eyes for a secon....... 9am. Just saw the Megumi fight. Terrible way to go out, clear NC. So that makes 3 bullshit losses on her record now. You could tell Aguilar truly felt bad but damn, keep those fingers closed. Megumi deserved a more clear cut end to her career. Hoping to see vid of Uno-Romero and Tokoro-Campuzano, but it sounds like they were the great fights I thought they'd be. Caol Uno is a beast. Taking out Team Alpha Males up and comers one by one. Thank you again KeijiKadekawa

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10/5/13 9:19 AM by Rabid Bunyip

Gojira site profile image  

10/5/13 9:17 AM by Gojira

Here's a link to the recorded vid sorry you'll have to copy and paste until someone reposts it.THERE WERE ISSUES WITH THE SOUND ON THIS VIDEO. I'M MAKING A NEW ONE. HANG TIGHT AND I'LL POST IT SOON

Ch1ef site profile image  

10/5/13 9:06 AM by Ch1ef

Sorry Megumi's retirement fight had to end that way.

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10/5/13 7:59 AM by nyhcloyalty

Voted up thank you!