Submission Queen: Megumi Fujii
When it comes to submissions in female fighting, you just don't get
much better than Megumi Fujii. She proved this in her debut bout
on August 5, 2004 when she took down Yumi Matsumoto in the first 40
seconds of the fight.
Her quick takedown has become her signature move and is called the Inazuma Toe Hold submission, nicknamed the “Megulock”.
Fujii showed her stuff again at HooknShoot:Evolution against Erica
Montoya on November 6, 2004. Fuijii took Montoya by unanimous decision
and Montoya has not fought again.
Megumi Fijii was born on April 26, 1974 and is ranked the #1 pound for pound female MMA fighter by MMARising.com.
With black belts in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, Fijii is also accomplished in
Japanese National Sambo where she holds five Second Place wins in the
World Sambo Championships.
is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion and was a Ground Impact
Professional Tournament Champion and BJJ Pan-Am Champion in 2004 and
She placed third in the 2005 and 2007 ADCC Under 60 kg. World Submission Championships.
was a favorite in the popular Japanese obstacle course reality
television show, Sasuke (Ninja Warrior) where she competed multiple
In her professional MMA career, Fujii has racked up quite a list of wins for herself. In fact, here record is 19-0-0.
her win over Montoya, she went on to defeat Ana Michelle Tavares,
Misaki Takimoto, Keiko “Tama Chan” Tamai and Masako Yoshida
Other victories include the American fighter, Lisa Ward where
she won in the first round via submission on August 24, 2007 in
Vancouver, British Columbia. She then won over and Korean Seo Hee Ham
and Cindy Hales.
It didn't stop there. Fujii defeated Tomoko
Morii on Novemeber 2008 in a first round submission in the new
Smackgirl remaned “Jewels”.
It only took one minute, literally, to take down Won Bun
Chu at Shooto:”Traditional Final” in May 2009.
Saori Ishiroka and “Windy” Tomomi
Sunaba also felt Fuijii's wrath when she beat them as well.
On June 10, 2010, Fuijii landed her first ever TKO. It was against Sarah Schneider and was her twentieth
The Bellator 115-pound women's tournament, Season Three, began on August 12 and Fuijii wanted her share of the action.
First up was two-time All-American wrestler Carla Esparza. An armbar won Fujii the submission in round two.
In a rematch against Lisa Ellis at Bellator 31, another armbar did the trick for Fujii, this time in the first
round. She then became the second mixed martial artist ever, male or female, to embark a career with
22 consecutive victories.
Victory would be shortlived however. Up against Zoila Gurgel in the finals of the tournament at
Bellator 34 on October 28,
2010, she lost in a controversial split decision.
On December 30, 2010 at World Victory Road Presents: Soul of Fight, she went in the
ring with Emi Fujino and won via unanimous decision.
Fujii rematched Mika Nagano at Jewels 15th Ring on July 9, 2011 and enjoyed another win via unanimous decision.
At DREAM - Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 on December 31, 2011, Fujii faced off with Karla Benitez
and won by submission due to an armbar in round one.
In a much anticipated Bellator match, Fujii Jessica Aguilar at Bellator 69 on May 18, 2012 she suffered a
defeat by unanimous decision.
it is the goal of many a female MMA fighter to win against Fuijii, only two have ever
succeeded which, after twenty-five fights, has got to speak volumes about this tough girl.
Fujii co-starred in the hit dvd, "Last Woman Standing", that featured some of the best female submission
wrestlers in the world. Thirteen women entered the ring but only one remained standing! You've got to
check out the
suspence filled dvd!
WHAT DOES FUJII WEAR?
The notorious female fighter loves to sport the Inspirit brand and has been seen wearing Everlast