WMMA icon Megumi Fujii has concluded her career on a slightly disappointing note. She faced Jessica Aguilar in her retirement bout this weekend at Vale Tudo Japan 3, suffering a TKO loss due to two inadvertent eye pokes.
The eye pokes happened during an aggressive first round, and prompted a doctor’s examination. Fujii decided to continue, but as the bout went on, her eye continued to swell until the referee decided to stop the fight in between the second and third rounds.
Aguilar was awarded the TKO.
Regardless, Fujii will retire as an undisputed legend in the sport. In her nine-year career, she picked up 26 wins and only three losses. 19 of those wins were by submission, and prior to this weekend, both of her other losses were by controversial decisions.
Fujii ends her career as the No.5-ranked pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world, and the No.2-ranked female strawweight according to the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.