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.