“Mega Megu” confirmed for NYE action in Japan

Fans who enjoyed this past weekend’s performance from top female featherweight Cristiane Santos will no doubt be glad to hear another of the elite women in Mixed Martial Arts has action coming up before year’s end as well.

According to an official announcement, Megumi Fujii has been booked for a bout against well-rounded Spaniard Karla Benitez at DREAM’s annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza. The 24-1 Fujii will be looking for her third straight victory since losing her lone bout (a Split Decision to Zoila Gurgel), while Benitez also recently fell for the first time by way of the judges’ scorecards and no doubt has designs on bouncing back strong.

A Closer Look at Fujii vs. Gurgel

Fujii rose to attention after winning 22 straight fights to open up her career including eighteen instances of submission-based success. The bulk of her bouts have taken place in Japan though “Mega Megu” did participate in Bellator’s 115-pound tournament, taking out Lisa Ellis-Ward and Carla Esparza before running into Gurgel.

At 6-1, Benitez has an even split between submissions, TKOs, and decisions at 2-2-2.

Other bouts scheduled for DREAM: New Year! 2011 include Shinya Aoki vs. Satoru Kitaoka and Fedor Emelianenko vs. Satoshi Ishii.