FIGHT! Facts & Rankings: Bellator 31
(Fujii vs. Frausto is set.)
Megumi Fujii and Ziola Frausto are set to meet in the finals of Bellator’s Women’s Tournament and Chris Lozano made a splash in his first nationally televised fight. Below you’ll find full results from Bellator 31 as well as analysis of the affect the night’s fights had on our rankings.
Chris Lozano def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida by TKO (corner stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2 to earn a spot in Bellator’s upcoming season four welterweight tournament.
Zoila Frausto def. Jessica Aguilar by split decision.
Megumi Fujii def. Lisa Ward by submission (armbar) at 1:39 of Round 1.
Frausto will meet Fujii to determine the winner of Bellator’s inaugural Women’s Tournament.
Mike Chandler def. Scott Stapp by TKO at 1:57 of Round 1.
Dave Herman def. Michal Kita by submission (omoplata) at 3:16 of Round 1.
Mark Holata def. Shawn Jordan by KO at 1:13 of Round 1.
Tim Ruberg def. Aaron Davis by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:44 of Round 2.
John Harris def. Kyle Miers by submission (rear naked choke) by 0:49 of Round 2.
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Some would call Yoshiyuki Yoshida’s loss a ruined investment. Bjorn Rebney calls it “proof of concept.” In true Bellator fashion, the big-name free agent came in and lost to the upstart (see: Huerta vs. Curran). Yoshida falls from #91 to #117 in our Welterweight Rankings, while unranked Chris Lozano notches a nice win in his first qualifying fight. Mike Chandler enters our Welterweight Rankings at #53 after notching his third win in three qualifying fights.
Dave Herman resolved his contract dispute with Bellator but didn’t benefit from his win over unranked replacement fighter Michal Kita, holding steady in our Heavyweight Rankings at #24. Fellow big man Shawn Jordan notched his third qualifying fight and enters our rankings at #65.
FIGHT! will roll out rankings for female fighters in early 2011.