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Megumi Fujii vs. Sarah Schneider set for Bellator 21 from Florida

Megumi Fujii is coming to America.

The undefeated Japanese submission specialist widely believed to be the pound-for-pound best female on the planet will be making her first return to the United States since March of 2007 when she faces off with the durable veteran Sarah Schneider at Bellator 21.

The bout between the pair will be contested at a catchweight of 120 lbs., where Fujii normally competes at the 115 lb. mark.

Bellator 21 is set to take place this upcoming Thursday evening, June 10, from the Seminole Hard Rock Resort & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The event will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net, while highlight shows are set to air on Saturday evening via the NBC, Telemundo and Mun2 networks.

Female MMA’s equivelant of Fedor Emelianenko, the battle-tested Fujii stands alone in her division with an impressive record of 19-0 that has spanned over the last six years. With a reputation as one of the fiercest submission finishers in the sport today , “Mega Megu” has finished 16 of her 19 victims via tapout.

Already having tested herself against some of the best female MMA has to offer, Schneider holds impressive wins over the likes of Kaitlin Young and Julie Kedzie, while coming up on the short end of the stick in recent bouts against the likes of Strikeforce 135 lb. female champion Sarah Kaufman, and most recently, Andrienna Jenkins.

6 COMMENTS
  • nothing_shank says:

    Megumi is about as important to the female side of the sport as royce gracie was for the men at the infancy stage for both sexes. She’s in the game without anyone capable of figuring out her style. Unless fujii starts eating like a sumo, or cyborg becomes anorexic, I don’t see any reason for those 2 to put a blemish on either of their records. Both will be unchallenged until WMMA becomes as well-rounded as their male counterparts.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    awesome fight for Bellator, props for getting Mega over here

  • edub says:

    I think it could benefit for promoters to try to push her as the female pacquiao. A kind of extreme finisher that just seems to fight at a different speed than her opponents.

    Random thought after a long night.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Bellator is Awesome… I really hope they become the #2 promo within the next year- they know how to run a biz and they know how to get fans quality fights BFC!

  • Guthookd says:

    God damn! She’s a little hottie.

    I can’t wait to see her fight. I hope she has at least some decent boxing to compliment her ground work.

  • RU486 says:

    True Guthookd, she is a hottie. Just look how ripped she is. And the scary thing is that her sub game is as good as any man’s in MMA. She should take the US by storm and lay waste to the 115 women’s division under any promotion.

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