Saturday, January 27, 2007

“Mega Megu” Racks Up Another Victory

TOKYO, Jan. 26 — After a quiet couple of weeks here in the Land of the Rising Sun, the 2007 mixed martial arts scene kicked off with G-Shooto’s latest card, BattleMix Tokyo 01, at the very cool and retro-stylish Kinema Club in the city’s Ueno district.

The main event on the female side of the card featured Abe Ani Combat Club’s Megumi Fujii against G-Shooto and Smackgirl veteran Masako Yoshida.

Fujii, arguably one of the top female grapplers in the world today, has made quite a name for herself since debuting in MMA back in August of 2004. The chiseled Japanese fighter has yet to taste defeat in competition, stopping her last opponent, tough Australian kickboxer Serin Murray, in a mere 20 seconds.

Right off the bell Fujii came charging out of her corner with punches and quickly got a takedown. After a brief ground-and-pound session, Fujii returned to her feet and peppered her downed opponent’s legs with hard low kicks.

With Fujii continuing to blast away, Yoshida spun on her back and attempted to catch an ankle of the Josh Barnett trained fighter. Fujii defended and quickly answer back with an ankle-lock of her own.

“Mega Megu” had the submission on and cinched it up in a matter of seconds, leaving the tough veteran Yoshida no other option but to tap at the 51-second mark of the first.

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