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The undefeated Megumi Fujii, one of the sport’s premier female fighters, will compete on American soil for the first time in more than three years when she makes her promotional debut under the Bellator Fighting Championships banner on June 10 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Bellator officials announced her participation on Thursday. They have not yet settled on an opponent for the 36-year-old Japanese superstar.
Perfect through 19 professional appearances, Fujii last competed in November, when she submitted Tomomi Sunaba at Shooto “Revolutionary Exchanges 3.” She has secured 16 of her 19 career victories by submission and has 13 first-round finishes on her pristine resume. Fujii, a black belt in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, has trained under Shooto veteran Hiroyuki Abe and former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett.
"I've always wanted to fight in the states, so I'm very much looking forward to returning and showing MMA fans an exciting fight," Fujii told Sherdog.com on Thursday. "It's been a while since I've fought in the cage, so I'm training very hard to do well in it."
Tony Loiseleur contributed to this report.