Bellator Fighting Championships on Monday made one of the premier women’s MMA match-ups official, announcing that Megumi Fujii and Jessica Aguilar will square off at Bellator 69 on May 18 at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La.
“Jessica vs. Megumi is a fight between the two best female fighters in the world and we wanted to schedule it for quite some time,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “L’Auberge has been a tremendous host for us in the past, and with a fight of this magnitude on the card, I expect fireworks on May 18.”
Bellator 69 will also feature the Season 6 Lightweight Tournament finals, as well as a heavyweight tournament qualifier pitting Ron Sparks against Kevin Asplund.
The lightweight semifinals take place on April 20 at Bellator 66. Rick Hawn faces Lloyd Woodard in one bout, while Brent Weedman takes on Thiago Michel Pireira Silva in the other, determining who will meet in the finals at Bellator 69.
Local favorite and Lake Charles native Josh Quayhagen will also be back in action, looking to stay perfect with Bellator when he faces Cliff Wright, Jr., who is riding a four-fight win streak.