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Megumi Fujii

Megumi Fujii Awakening Profile

Megumi Fujii, born April 26, 1974, is a retired MMA Professional from Okayama Prefecture, Japan and residing in Tokyo. She is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Champion, Sambo 1st Razryad International Master and National Champion, Boxing practitioner, Kickboxing practitioner and Judo Black Belt.

Japanese female fighter Megumi ‘Mega Megu’ Fujii. Community based fighter ratings and feedback. Includes BJJ, Judo, Sambo and MMA stats, fight record, bio, martial arts history, photos, videos and links for Megumi Fujii.

Megumi began martial arts as a child with Judo, taught by her father. She continued it through college, at which point she took up Russian Sambo. Megumi continued on with Catch Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling, in addition to a Shoot Boxing fight. She did not begin her MMA career until she was 30 years old. In MMA, Megumi amassed an unprecedented 22-fight win streak, (still a women’s record) and has been regarded as the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. Megumi retired in October of 2013, but continues to be a full-time coach and instructor.

A popular move of Megumi’s, officially called the Imazuma Toe Hold submission, has been named the Megulock or the MeguAnkle-Lock by her coach Josh Barnett. She was awarded her Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Yuki Nakai in 2006 following her victory at the Pan Ams.

Her MMA record is 26-3-0.

Titles Won:
2007 – ADCC World Championships U-67kg (3rd place)
2006 – Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Pan-am Champion
2005 – ADCC World Championships U-67kg (3rd place)
2004 – Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Pan-am Champion
Ground Impact Professional BJJ Tournament Champion
Five 2nd place finishes in World Sambo Championships
Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Champion
Japanese National Sambo Champion.

She fought out of Abe Ani Combat Club.

Offical Megumi Fujii Website

The history of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) dates back to the Olympics of ancient Greece. Mixed Martial Arts fights originated as hand-to-hand combat performed as a sport called pankration, from the Greek words pan and kratos, meaning “all powers.”

The Greek competitors had only two rules: no biting and no eye gouging. Pankration was a popular event, and the competitors became heroes and the subjects of legends.

The teachings of ancient Greek pankration spread to India thanks to Alexander the Great and his habit of recruiting athletes as soldiers because of their strength and combat knowledge. A Buddhist monk traveling through India picked up on aspects of pankration and brought that knowledge to China, where it birthed Asian martial arts such as kung fu, judo, and karate.

As people branched into new lands, they took these arts and built on them, often creating a new style or form of martial art. For example, an expert in judo traveled the globe and ended up in Brazil to spread his teachings, an act that gave birth to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

As martial arts spread, so did the idea of mixed-style competitions. Often a practitioner of one martial art challenged a practitioner of a different one for ultimate bragging rights. These mixed-style competitions took place worldwide for several decades, eventually gaining intense popularity in the United States.

Participants in these competitions learned from their opponents and began to realize that in order to become well-rounded fighters, they must study any combative art form that could give them an edge in the game.

For instance, if a kickboxer was matched with a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, the kickboxer would realize that he must become more adept at defending takedowns, thus prompting him to train with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters. (Jiu-Jitsu ground fighting incorporates various submission holds, such as joint and compression locks and chokes.) From that point forward, competitions were no longer between athletes who focused on a singular martial art but between two mixed martial arts athletes.

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MARTIAL ARTS
DISCIPLINERANKSTATUS
1ST DISCIPLINEMMAProfessional-
2ND DISCIPLINEBrazilian Jiu-JitsuBlack BeltChampion
3RD DISCIPLINESambo1st Razryad International MasterNational Champion
4TH DISCIPLINEJudoBlack Belt-
5TH DISCIPLINECatch WrestlingPractitioner-
6TH DISCIPLINEBoxingPractitioner-
MISC INFO

Megumi began martial arts as a child with Judo, taught by her father. She continued it through college, at which point she took up Russian Sambo. Megumi continued on with Catch Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling, in addition to a Shoot Boxing fight. She did not begin her MMA career until she was 30 years old. In MMA, Megumi amassed an unprecedented 22-fight win streak, (still a women’s record) and has been regarded as the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. Megumi retired in October of 2013, but continues to be a full-time coach and instructor.

A popular move of Megumi’s, officially called the Imazuma Toe Hold submission, has been named the Megulock or the MeguAnkle-Lock by her coach Josh Barnett. She was awarded her Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Yuki Nakai in 2006 following her victory at the Pan Ams.

PERSONAL LIFE

Megumi’s father Kuniaki is a judo practitioner and instructor, as was her grandfather Masaru.

Megumi graduated from Kokushikan University. She attended high school (Shukugawa Gakuin) and judo training with fellow fighter Hitomi Akano. The two would remain teammates and close friends through their professional careers.

PERSONAL
First NameMegumi
Last NameFujii
Nickname/sMega Megu, The Princess of Sambo
Birth Name恵 藤井, Fujii Megumi
Age-
Date of BirthApril 26, 1974
NationalityJapanese
BornOkayama Prefecture, Japan
ResidenceTokyo, Japan
StatusRetired
Weight classStrawweight
Weight range106.1 - 120lbs / 48 - 54kg
Preferred110lbs / 50kg
Height5ft 3in / 160cm
Reach61in
AWAKENING RATING
Awakening Rating
1345
UNDERSTANDING THE AWAKENING RATING

The Awakening rating is essentially letting you know how inspirational an athlete is. The idea is to highlight the athletes careers so their achievements are not forgotten. Unfortunately we can only calculate based on the information we have in our database. When we uncover, or are supplied with new information the score will be recalculated.

The rating system is very complex and allows for all the nuances within the multiple disciplines. Some disciplines don’t have grading systems, others don;t have a W-L-D record. These kinds of differences have been accounted for. The most essential thing is the overall contribution to the female martial arts scene.

Awakening rating system explained

An unprecedented record-setter in WMMA, not only did she raise the standard of the sport in Japan, but also around the world where future generations have drawn inspiration from her success

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  WIN-LOSS-DRAW (-NO CONTEST)  
FIGHT RECORD
MMA26-3-0
STATISTICS

MMA 19 Submissions
1 TKO

TITLES

2007 – ADCC World Championships, -55kg (Bronze)
2006 – BJJ Pan-Am Championships (Gold)
2005 – Japanese National Sambo Championships (Gold)
2005 – ADCC World Championships, -55kg (Bronze)
2004 – BJJ Pan-Am Championships (Gold)
2004 – Japanese National Sambo Championships (Gold)
2003 – World Sambo Championships (Silver)
2003 – Japanese National Sambo Championships (Gold)
2002 – All-Japan BJJ Championships (Gold)
2002 – World Sambo Championships (Silver)
2002 – Japanese National Sambo Championships (Gold)
2002 – All-Japan BJJ Championships (Gold)
2001 – Japanese National Sambo Championships (Gold)
2000 – Japanese National Sambo Championships (Gold)
1999 – World Sambo Championships (Silver)
1999 – Japanese National Sambo Championships (Gold)
1998 – World Sambo Championships (Silver)
1998 – Japanese National Sambo Championships (Gold)
Ground Impact Professional BJJ Tournament Champion

AWARDS

2014 – AOCA / Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award
2012 – WMMA Press Awards / Inspirational Female Fighter of the Year

MEDIA

TV
Sasuke / Ninja Warrior 7 (2001) – Herself
Sasuke / Ninja Warrior 6 (2000) – Herself

TEAM
Trainers / Instructors / Coaches

Hiroyuki Abe
Josh Barnett

Gym / Affiliations

Abe Ani Combat Club

Management

SPONSORS
† = Title Fight
Jessica AguilarTechnical DecisionR25:00MMAPro 10/05/13 – Vale Tudo Japan – VTJ 3rd
Mei YamaguchiUnanimous DecisionR25:00MMAPro12/24/12 – Vale Tudo Japan – VTJ 1st, Tokyo, Japan
Jessica AguilarUnanimous DecisionR35:00MMAPro05/18/12 – Bellator 69
Karla BenitezArmbarR11:15MMAPro12/31/11 – Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka! New Year 2011
Mika NaganoUnanimous DecisionR25:00MMAPro07/09/11 – Jewels 15th Ring
Emi FujinoUnanimous DecisionR35:00MMAPro 12/30/10 – World Victory Rd Pres: Soul of Fight
Zoila Frausto GurgelSplit DecisionR55:00MMA†Pro 10/28/10 – Bellator 34, Tournament Finals
Lisa EllisArmbarR11:39MMAPro 09/30/10 – Bellator 31, Tournament Semi-Finals
Carla EsparzaArmbarR20:57MMAPro08/12/10 – Bellator 24, Tournament Quarter-Finals
Sarah SchneiderTKO (Punches)R31:58MMAPro 06/10/10 – Bellator 21
Miku MatsumotoExhibition MatchR15:00MMAExhibition 04/17/10 – DEEP: 47th Impact, Matsumoto’s Retirement Celebration
Tomomi SunabaArmbarR13:24MMAPro 11/13/09 – Shooto: Revolutionary Exchanges 3
Hisae WatanabeExhibition MatchR? /2×2…….ShootboxingExhibition08/23/09 – Girls S-Cup 2009 Tournament
Saori IshiokaArmbarR24:17MMAPro07/11/09 – Jewels 4th Ring
Won Bun ChuKeylockR10:52MMAPro 05/10/09 – Shooto: Tradition Final
Tomoko MoriiArmbarR11:05MMAPro 11/16/08 – Jewels 1st Ring
Seo-Hee HamArmbarR13:39MMAPro04/26/08 – Smackgirl: World ReMix 2008 2nd Round
Cindy HalesArmbarR20:27MMAPro 02/14/08 – Smackgirl: World ReMix 2008 1st Round
Mika NaganoTriangle ChokeR11:20MMAPro12/26/07 – Smackgirl: Starting Over
Kyoko TakabayashiUnanimous DecisionR25:00MMAPro 11/08/07 – Shooto: Back To Our Roots 6
Lisa EllisArmbarR14:50MMAPro08/24/07 – BodogFight: Vancouver
Cody WelchlinArmbarR12:40MMAPro 03/10/07 – NFF: The Breakout
Masako YoshidaHeel HookR10:51MMAPro 01/26/07 – Shooto: Battle Mix Tokyo 1
Serin MurrayToe HoldR10:20MMAPro 11/29/06 – Smackgirl: Legend of Extreme Women
Keiko TamaiArmbarR10:53MMAPro 06/30/06 – Smackgirl: Top Girl Battle
Misaki TakimotoArmbarR24:36MMAPro 02/17/06 – Shooto: The Victory of the Truth
Dah Le ChonRear-Naked ChokeR10:19MMAPro12/17/05 – G-Shooto 03
Ana Michelle TavaresUnanimous DecisionR25:00MMAPro 03/12/05 – G-Shooto 02
Nadia van der WelArmbarR11:43MMAPro 12/14/04 – Shooto: Year End Show 2004
Erica MontoyaUnanimous DecisionR35:00MMAPro11/06/04 – HOOKnSHOOT: Evolution
Yumi MatsumotoRear-Naked ChokeR10:04MMAPro 08/05/04 – Smackgirl: Holy Land Triumphal Return
Satoko ShinashiExhibition Match………..…….SamboExhibition 10/31/01 – ……………………………………………………………………….
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