Mixed martial arts fans had to say goodbye to greatness on Friday night when Japanese WMMA star Megumi Fujii fought the final fight of her career at Vale Tudo Japan 3rd in Ota, Tokyo, Japan against former Bellator star Jessica Aguilar.
Unfortunately for Fujii, her career came to an end not as expected as she dropped the bout to Aguilar by way of a second-round doctor stoppage after suffering an eye injury.
Initially, Fujii had attempted to fight through the injury but it became just too much as the fight went on. She finishes her career with a 26-3 record. Interestingly enough, two of the losses that Fujii suffered came at the hands of Aguilar. It would have been nice to see the Japanese star avenge the loss and go out on a high note, but you can’t win them all and it doesn’t change the fact that she was a women’s mixed martial arts pioneer and one of the best to ever do it.
You can catch a full recap of the fight over at MMARising.com.
After the bout, Fujii had her career celebrated with a retirement ceremony to ensure she had the send off from the sport that she greatly deserved.