Arguably the pound for pound best Women’s MMA fighter of the 2000’s, ‘Mega Megu’ Megumi Fujii last night announced she would fight for one last time this October 5th at the Vale Tudo Japan 3rd event before calling time on her career. Making the announcement inside the cage at the VTJ 2nd event, Fujii last fought at the VTJ 1st event with a 2 round decision win over Mei Yamaguchi.
Fujii went undefeated for most of her career with an unequalled WMMA record of 19-0 until stumbling against two opponents in America for the Bellator Fighting Championship, first in 2010 against Zoila Frausto Gurgel where she arguably came up on the wrong side of a judges’ decision – the much bigger Gurgel has not fought at 115lbs since – and against Jessica Aguilar in 2012, also losing a decision but with no controversy. Fujii has a win over current Bellator champion Carla Esparza.
Fujii’s grappling acumen for MMA saw her gain a lot of submission finishes, drawing on a mixed background of Judo, Sambo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Catch Wrestling where she has been coached by Josh Barnett and others at the Abe Ani Combat Club in Japan. She has also received a little bit of coaching from Billy Robinson.
A win in October ends her career with a record of 27-2.