Megumi Fujii Facing Karla Benitez at NYE DREAM
By FCF Staff
DREAM has confirmed that one of the world’s top women competitors will be fighting at its upcoming New Year’s Eve card in Saitama, Japan, as the promotion has announced that renowned veteran Megumi Fujii will fight Karla Benitez.
Fujii (24-1) will head into next week’s bout having won back-to-back bouts over Emi Fujino and most recently Mika Nagao, who she defeated by unanimous decision in July. The 115 pound fighter’s only defeat to date came against Zoila Gurgel last October, who defeated her by split decision at Bellator 34.
Benitez (6-1) is coming off her first professional defeat, as the Spanish fighter lost by UD to Katja Kankaanpaa in October, while competing for the Cage promotion.
Here is the card to date for DREAM’s NYE event, which will be broadcast live throughout North America on HDNet.
DREAM Lightweight Title
Shinya Aoki* vs. Satoru Kitaoka
DREAM Featherweight Title
Hiroyuki Takaya* vs. Takeshi “Lion” Inoue
DREAM Bantamweight Grand-Prix Semifinals
Rodolfo Marques Diniz vs. Bibiano Fernandes
Antonio Banuelos vs. Masakazu Imanari
Hideo Tokoro vs. Yusup Saadulaev (reserve match)
Karla Benitez vs. Megumi Fujii
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Satoshi Ishii
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
Ryo Chonan vs. Hayato Sakurai
Yuichiro Nagashima vs. Katsunori Kikuno (mixed-rules bout)