On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldmanspeaks with Bellator Fighting Championships and American Top Team MMA fighter Jessica"Jag:)" Aguilar (http://www.jessicaaguilar.com).
In a major fight between two of the top women fighters in the world, andarguably the top two in the 115-pound weight class, Jessica Aguilar will takeon Japanese star Megumi Fujii at Bellator 69 on Friday, May 18. This card willtake place at the L'Auberge Du Lac Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and willbe televised live in the U.S. on MTV2 and in HD on Epix.
We spoke with Jessica Aguilar by phone this past Thursday to preview thisimportant and high-profile fight.
"The sport is growing for us," she observed in this interview, regardingopportunities for women fighters. She discussed this fight with Megumi Fujii,whom she called "a legend." She also hopes to get in anothertournament in Bellator so she can have a crack at a championship. In addition,she said she is continuing her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training both in a gi andwithout a gi. We also discussed if she would like to compete in the ADCC WorldSubmission Fighting Championships next year, her desire to teach youngathletes, and much more.
She also requested that we include this statement which she sent us after theinterview:
"I want to give a huge thanks to all my sponsors, teammates, fans, familyand all the media like yourself who have helped me on this journey, Eddie. I amblessed and very appreciative to everyone for their continuous support andlove. I don't have words to say how much it means to me. Also a huge GRACIASBjorn for giving me this opportunity! Smile & Believe."
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