A previously rumored match-up between top-ranked 115-pound women's fighters Jessica Aguilar and Megumi Fujii has been officially added to the fight card of Bellator 69, slated to take place May 18, 2012 at the L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
"Jessica vs. Megumi is a fight between the two best female fighters in the world," stated Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. "And we wanted to schedule it for quite some time."
Both women have tasted defeated just once in recent years, with each emerging on the wrong side of a split decision against reigning Bellator Women's Champion Zoila Gurgel.
Since that loss, Aguilar (13-4) has rebounded to win four straight contests, including a pair of decision victories over Lisa Ellis-Ward and Carla Esparza under the Bellator banner.
"I am completely focused on becoming the best 115-pound female fighter in the world, and this fight with Fujii is going to go a long way in proving that," Aguilar said. "I can't fully put into words how excited I am to get into the cage with Fujii, and show everyone that I am one of the best female fighters in the sport."
Likewise, Fujii (25-1) has rolled through a trio of victories, capped by a 75-second armbar win over Karla Benitez at DREAM's year-end mega-event. The 37-year-old "Mega Megu" now carries 19 submission finishes to her credit.
In addition, Bellator 69 will host the Bellator Season 6 lightweight tournament finals, as the two winners of Rick Hawn (12-1) vs. Lloyd Woodard (12-1) and Brent Weedman (19-7-1) vs. Thiago Michel Pireira Silva (10-2) will vie for the right to fight lightweight champion Michael Chandler.
A lightweight match-up between Josh Quayhagen (3-0) and Cliff Wright, Jr. (6-2), and a heavyweight tournament qualifier slotting Ron Sparks (8-1) against Kevin Asplund (15-1) has also been confirmed for the card.