On May 18th, Bellator Fighting Championships will host the long-awaited battle between #1 ranked women’s 115-pounder Megumi Fujii and the division’s second top dog Jessica Aguilar (Pictured). “Bellator 69” takes place inside L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
“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 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.”
The night will also feature the finals of Bellator’s Lightweight Tournament. Brent Weedman, Thiago Michel, Rick Hawn and Lloyd Woodard are the four contestants remaining in the tourney, but the field will be narrowed down to two after “Bellator 66” on April 20th.
The 155-pounder that manages to run the Season 6 brackets will earn a $100,000 paycheck and challenge reigning champ Michael Chandler for his crown.
A Heavyweight tussle with Ron Sparks and Kevin Asplund was also announced for the lineup.
MTV2 will broadcast the card’s main bouts at 8PM ET/PT.
Here are the athletes slated to appear in the show thus far:
Josh Quayhagen vs. Cliff Wright
Kevin Asplund vs. Ron Sparks
Jessica Aguilar vs. Megumi Fujii