MMA legend Megumi Fujii announced she would be retiring from MMA back in June and the identity of her opponent has been unknown until now.
It was announced that Fujii will rematch Jessica “Jag” Aguilar at Vale Tudo Japan, Oct. 5. For “Mega Megu,” facing Aguilar in a rematch is the perfect way to end her MMA career. Not only because she will be facing the top women’s strawweight in the world, but also because it gives Fujii a chance to avenge the decision loss she suffered at the hands of Aguilar.
The two first faced off back at Bellator 69 where Aguilar came away with a decision victory. It had been only the second loss in Fujii’s career, which currently nine years and 28 fights.
One of the things that makes this fight different is that it will take place in Fujii’s home country of Japan, which marks the first time Aguilar will be fighting outside of the United States and the change in atmosphere could affect her performance, negatively or positively, during the fight.
While Fujii is ending her career, Aguilar, who was recently released by Bellator, has to be itching to get back in the cage. If Aguilar defeats Fujii a second time, she eventually end up fighting for a top promotion, whether it is in Japan or the United States.
No matter who wins the fight, Fujii’s will still be recognized as one of the best Japanese MMA fighters of all-time.
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