|Fujjii (left) vs. Aguilar|
(13-4). In my opinion, this is the Superfight of the year. No, not Rousey vs. Tate not Sonnen vs. Silva...FUJII vs. AGUILAR.
Ronda Rousey is a great fighter, but she is also a great publicity machine. She is an expert at getting her name out there. I mean...geesh, I am talking about her right now. But, in my opinion these two 115 pounders will leave a much bigger footprint in the history of MMA.
Especially Fujii, considering she holds the record for the most consecutive wins with 22 in a row before being defeated by Zoila (Frausto) Gurgel by split decision for the Bellator 115lbs. belt. Some people still think that fight was too stiffly contested to call a definite winner.With Fujii winning over 75% of her fights by submission, she is the original gangsta when it comes to armbars, keylocks and toe holds.
Jessica Aguilar is pretty smooth on the ground as well winning a high percentage of her fights by submission. She was also defeated by Gurgel in the 115 tourney and that defeat was was even more contested by fans because Jag, in most opinions had the slight advantage over Gurgel in strikes.
Fujii has been mainly fighting over in her homeland of Japan, but she is fighting in her first North American fight since her defeat. Mega Megu's last fight was on New Years Eve at Dream in Japan. A fight she won by armbar in the first round. Aguilar may give her a great test, because Aguilar is well versed on the ground as well, but Fujii's experience and sheer determination may help her pull out the victory.
Aguilar won a decision over Patricia Vidonic back in February. Jessica is a well respected member of the FMMA community and MMA as a whole. She is very kind and insightful and I predicted she would be defeated in her last fight, I am so glad she proved me wrong. She is a true warrior, both standing as well as the ground and you can never ever count her out.
Megumi Fujii is the #1 ranked 115lbs fighter with Jessica Aguilar ranking in behind her at #2. Gurgel has lost any ranking in that weight class for she hasn't fought in it since she won the belt at Bellator a year and a half ago. The winner of this Superfight will walk away with the #1 ranking and if you care about the sport one iota you will be watching MTV2 at 8pm EST this Friday night. My prediction is that it will be an all out war by two fighters who have raised the bar in MMA.
Yes, as I said Fujii is my fave, and Aguilar is up towards the top of the list as well, so I can't bring myself to out and out cheer for either. I will be cheering for both and happy for fans of MMA that they have the gift of this Superfight to look forward to.
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