Maggie Hendricks

Bellator: Fujii and Frausto win berths in women's 115-pound final

Maggie Hendricks
Cagewriter

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Megumi Fujii showed again why she is considered one of the best fighters in the world, beating Lisa Ward with an armbar in just 1:39. This pushed Fujii's record to 22-0, making her the only fighter -- male or female -- to go 22 wins without suffering a loss.

Fujii made quick work of Ward, taking her down without trouble and then easily locking in the armbar. It was the 12th time that Fujii won by armbar. After the bout, she said she expected the triangle, but the armbar was right there in front of her.

“Now I get to go back to Japan and rest up,” said an excited Fujii. “For the championship fight against Zoila, I’m really going to focus on my striking ability, and come back to the states strong and try and win the Bellator Championship.”

Zoila Frausto earned the right to fight Fujii in the finals of the women's 115-pound tournament with a split-decision win. Though the fight was a close, back-and-forth battle, the judges scored it 30-27, 27-30, 30-27 for Frausto. Aguilar, who had inflicted more damage on Frausto's face, looked confused by the decision.

Throughout the bout, Frausto pushed the pace, but it appeared that Aguilar landed more shots in the bout that didn't go to the ground at all.

In a featured fight, Chris Lozano took out UFC veteran Yoshiyuki Yoshida. Lozano landed knees and punches that battered Yoshida for an entire round. Yoshida won the first round with better grappling, but Lozano came back to beat up Yoshida so much that his eye swelled shut. Yoshida's corner stopped the fight between the second and third rounds, giving Lozano the win. With that victory, Lozano earned a spot in the Bellator welterweight tournament.

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