Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Jessica Aguilar Becomes Number One
This past friday at Bellator 69 in New Orleans, Louisiana, number two ranked female 115 pound fighter Jessica Aguilar faced off against number one ranked Megumi Fuji. The highly anticipated fight didn't disappoint as both women showed a fighters heart and put on a three round mma clinic for those watching.
The first round is a back and forth afar, with both women trying to find there range and figure out there opponent. Aguilar lands the better punches and is able to keep the fight standing for the most part. During a scramble close to the end of the round, Fuji is able to latch on to a deep armbar. Aguilar defends well and Fuji switches to an omoplata as the round expires.
The second round goes in favor of Aguilar as she connects with multiple jabs and right hands. Fuji presses forward but cant get anything going as she eats more punches. Fuji is beginning to show to marks of battle on her face as several cuts have opened up on her face. The round ends with a frustrated Fuji charging forward to no avail.
The third round is another close 5 minutes as both fighters exchange kicks and punches. Fuji is able to get Aguilar to the mat and works some ground and pound. Aguilar is throwing punches from the bottom but Fuji remains on top throwing punches to the body. Aguilar trys to catch Fuji in an armbar but Fuji defends well. The round ends and the judges have a tough decision to make.
The scorecards give Jessica a unanimous decision as she earns the victory, two rounds to one. Aguilar has beaten the number one ranked female 115 pound fighter and takes the top spot herself. Whats next? Perhaps a rematch with the last women to beat her and the current 115 pound Bellator Champ, Zolia Gurgel. Set it up Bjorn!!