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 http://www.valetudojapan.com/mega-megu/ and are encouraged to leave Megumi Fujii final farewell and thank you messages.
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