Vale Tudo Japan 3 results & gifs: Megumi Fuji retires on a loss following eye injury

Megumi "Mega Megu" Fujii, the 39-year-old legend of women's MMA, fought her retirement bout this weekend. Fujii, who once put together a 6 year,…

By: Nate Wilcox | 10 years ago
Vale Tudo Japan 3 results & gifs: Megumi Fuji retires on a loss following eye injury
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Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii, the 39-year-old legend of women’s MMA, fought her retirement bout this weekend. Fujii, who once put together a 6 year, 22 fight win streak, was attempting to avenge one of her few career losses against Jessica Aguilar but came up short when an eye poke forced a stoppage in the second round.

MMA Fighting has the details of the bout:

Fujii was poked in the right eye twice in the first round. The second eye poke proved to be serious, as the fight was stopped for a considerable amount of time before “Mega Megu” decided to continue fighting despite the noticeable injury.

With the condition of her eye seriously deteriorating and Aguilar dominating the fight, the cageside doctor decided to stop the fight between rounds two and three.

Sherdog has descriptions of the action in the other two Japan vs. USA bouts from the card:

In a bit of a come-from-behind win, Japanese veteran Caol Uno fought through some rough patches early on before submitting Team Alpha Male’s Daniel Romero with a slick inverted triangle choke from side control.

As expected, Hideo Tokoro used his signature speed and aggression to put on an incredible back-and-forth spectacle with Will Campuzano in the evening’s first of three “Japan vs. USA” matchups. The bout saw both men earn takedowns, knockdowns, back takes and come to close to locking up submissions on multiple occasions. After a razor-close three rounds, the judges scored in favor of Campuzano with two 29-28 scorecards, while one judge went 29-28 for Tokoro. The split decision ushered boos from the pro-Tokoro crowd, as the former janitor’s own gym is only minutes from the venue.

Here are complete results from the bout. Gifs by Zombie Prophet.

Jessica Aguilar def. Megumi Fujii via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) after Rd 2

Caol Uno def. Daniel Romero via Submission (Inverted Triangle Choke) Rd 2 2:23

Will Campuzano def. Hideo Tokoro via Decision (Split)

Yusuke Yachi def. Takeshi Inoue via Decision (Unanimous)

Yuta Sasaki def. Geun Do Park via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 1 1:36

Naoyuki Kotani def. Daisuke Hoshino via Submission (Armbar) Rd 1 3:57

Yuta Nezu def. Motonobu Tezuka via Decision (Unanimous)

Akiyo Nishiura def .Shigeki Osawa via Decision (Split)

Koshi Matsumoto def. Kengo Ura via Decision (Unanimous)

Ryuto Sawada def. Hiroyuki Takahashi via Decision (Unanimous)

Seiichiro Ito def. Taku Kajikawa via Submission (Armbar) Rd 1 1:35

Taiyo Hayashi def. Yuji Kurogane via TKO (Punches) Rd 2 2:18

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Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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