Bellator Fighting Championships 58 takes place on November 19th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and features a matchup between 3rd ranked, Lisa Ellis and 2nd ranked, Jessica “Jag” Aguilar.
Both Ellis and Aguilar competed in last years Bellator 115-pound Tournament. Ellis (14-6) defeated Aisling Daly via unanimous decision in the quarter-finals and then lost to Megumi Fujii in the semi’s. She has not competed since. Aguilar (11-4) also won her quarter-final bout, defeating Lynn Alvarez via arm triangle choke in the first round. In the semi-finals, she would lose a very contentious split decision to eventual champion, Zoila Gurgel. Since that loss, she has won both of her fights, defeating Elsie Henri via first round armbar and a split decision victory over 10th ranked, Carla Esparza. The winner of this fight undoubtedly positions herself to challenge Megumi Fujii for the #1 ranking in the division.
**Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.