Bellator 31

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Franklinfan47
10/1/10 12:44:30PM
MAIN CARD

Chris Lozano def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida via TKO (corner stoppage) - Round 2, 5:00
Zoila Frausto def. Jessica Aguilar via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)*
Megumi Fujii def. Lisa Ward via submission (armbar) - Round 1, 1:39 *

PRELIMINARY CARD

Mark Holata def. Shawn Jordan via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 1:13
Tim Ruberg def. Aaron Davis via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 1:44
Dave Herman def. Michael Kita via submission (omoplata) - Round 1, 3:16
Mike Chandler def. Scott Stapp via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 1:57

*Women's 115 lb tourney semifinal.

Felt the need to add this:

In the first women's 115-pound tournament semifinal bout of the evening, Zoila Frausto squeaked out a controversial split-decision victory over Jessica Aguilar to advance to the finals.

Early concerns about Frausto's tough weight cut proved unneeded as the Team Jorge Gurgel product stayed light on her feet and, in fact, almost entirely on her bicycle. (Frausto missed weight by four-tenths of a pound on her first attempt and came in at an acceptable 116 pounds on the second try.)

Aguilar spent the majority of the fight chasing down her opponent, though she bucked expectations that she would use her grappling abilities to take the fight where she had a paper advantage. Instead, she jammed in on Frausto and played the striking game.

What transpired largely was a point sparring affair, with no more than three strikes thrown per exchange. It appeared, though, that Aguilar landed a greater number of clean punches while avoiding Frausto's bombs.

As the fight wore on, Aguilar began to time Frausto's constant circling and sneak through a straight right hand that scored consistently. Frausto, meanwhile, played the hit-and-run attack and landed several stinging leg kicks, though she never managed to rock the American Top Team fighter with punches.

In the fight's final frame, Aguilar turned up the pace and chased an increasingly tired Frausto with strikes. A right-hand left-hook combination caused the most damage to Frausto, who began to bleed out of her nose. Running low on options, Frausto dove twice for takedowns and nearly walked into a picture-perfect guillotine as the fight came to a close.

It appeared to be a clear-cut victory for Aguilar, who earned her semifinal berth with a submission victory over Lynn Alvarez. But in a bizarre tally, two judges gave the contest to Frausto (8-1 MMA, 2-0 BFC) with 30-27 scores. The other dissented completely and awarded Aguilar a 30-27 mark. Aguilar (9-4 MMA, 1-1 BFC) was stunned, and the audience vocalized its displeasure.


How about Pee Wee Herman winning by omaplata? Nice
kopower
10/1/10 6:49:08PM
I couldn't believe the judges scores. I thought Aguilar won the fight 29-28. I don't know how 2 judges could have given Frausto that 3rd round.
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