89.1
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good matchup, but the fight wasn't as exciting as I would have liked it to be. Both fighters just felt kind of slow & tired. With that being said, Porto secured a few takedowns, and seemed to land the better strikes for most of the fight, winning the fight 29-28 on my scorecard, and all 3 judges agreed, giving the unanimous decision victory to Vanessa Porto against one of the biggest veterans in the division.
87.6
Decision
15:00
      I haven't seen Jennifer Maia fight before, and I considered Frausto to be #2 in the world at 125 (just under Jessica Eye) going into this fight. So with that being said, I was kind of shocked that Maia came in out of nowhere, clinched with Frausato, and completely controlled her for the entire 15 minute fight. She didn't really do a lot of damage, but she at least clearly deserved the unanimous decision, and that's exactly what she got. Decent debut by Jennifer Maia against a really tough opponent.
92.0
Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
0:58
      OH SHIT! In her last fight, I called Jessica Eye a B+ grade fighter. Now, here she is, finishing the baddest chick on the planet at 125, and she BEAT THE FUCK out of her with her boxing, knocking Frausto on her ass at the start of the fight. They clinched, Eye locked on a standing arm-triangle choke, tightened that shit, pinned her against the cage (still standing), and put her to sleep, with a STANDING arm-triangle choke. That was fucking brutal. I just gained an all new level of respect for Jessica Eye. She's fucking awesome.
88.1
Decision
15:00
      This was an interesting fight. I fully expected Frausto to slaughter Noland in this fight, but Noland kind of bullied Frausto around for the first two rounds, pinning her against the cage, hitting her with knees, beating her up on the ground. Frausto went for a Kimura, which I think stole the second round for her, so going into the third round, I thought they each had one round on the scorecards. Most of the third round had Noland bullying Frausto, but Frausto was finally able to take her to the ground, where she cut Noland's forehead, and controlled her for the remainder of the round, securing the unanimous decision victory for Zoila Frausto. I really feel like she should have been able to finish Noland in this fight, so I'm not sure why she wasn't pulling the trigger.
88.2
Decision
15:00
      Frausto basically treated Hallinan like a punching bag for 15 minutes, beating her up with punches, and kicks, and knees from the clinch. Hallinan did a decent job staying in the fight, she was still throwing punches all the way up until the bell, but in the end, she just isn't on the same level as Zoila Frausto, and it really showed in this fight. Congrats to Frausto for another unanimous decision victory.
91.5
Decision (Split)
25:00
      This was a pretty good fight, and probably the most important fight (of all time) for the women's 115 pound division, at least at the time it took place. With that being said, Megumi Fujii came in as the legend, the undefeated assassin that takes out EVERYBODY. Well, for some reason, she sppent most of this fight trying to strike with Frausto, which was a terrible gameplan. I thought Frausto picked her apart for at least 3 of the rounds, if not 4. (And I WANTED Fujii to win, for the record). So yeah, the judges ended up giving the fight to Frausto, via split-decision, after a 25 minute war, and I think they actually made the right call in this case. I felt terrible watching Fujii take the first loss of her career though.
89.1
Decision (Split)
15:00
      I really expected this fight to be awesome, but it was kind of slow paced, and it went to a VERY close decision. I actually gave the first two rounds to Aguilar, I thought she was moving forward more, throwing more strikes, and whenever the fight went into the clinch by the cage, Aguilar seemed to be in control. Frausto picked up the pace at the end of the second round, but I still gave that round to Aguilar. The third round was more of the same, with Aguilar pushing forward, landing strikes, and stalking Frausto. In my opinion, Aguilar should have won this fight, 29-28, if not 30-27, so I'm going to go out on a limb, and claim that she was robbed a little bit in this fight. Either way, congrats to Frausto for moving on to the final round of the tournament.
87.4
Decision
15:00
      This wasn't a very exciting fight. Frausto basically picked apart Penne with strikes throughout the 3 rounds, and did a decent job avoiding the takedown. Penne spent too much time in the clinch, without doing anything, outside of just pushing Frausto up against the cage. I would have liked to see Frausto do something more explosive, like knock Penne's head off, but in the end, she just won a somewhat slow paced unanimous decision.
90.7
KO (Knee and Punches)
2:00
      OH SHIT! Up until this point, Sexton has looked pretty unstoppable in all of the fights I've seen of hers. She started this fight the same way she always does, trying to take the fight to the ground, but Frausto was able to avoid the takedowns, and she landed a BEAUTIFUL knee to the face of Sexton, flopping her backwards to the ground like a pancake, and then Frausto jumped on her, and punched the unconscious Sexton a few times before the referee finally realized what was happening. HUGE win for Zoila Frausto.
89.9
Submission (Armbar)
9:09
      You might be surprised by this, but... as usual, Tate took the fight to the ground in the first round, and tried to work her ground game on Frausto. Frausto did a pretty decent job defending, but didn't do a lot of damage with her strikes, so Tate secures the first round on the scorecards. Frausto landed some really nice kicks at the start of the second round, but Tate was able to take her down again, as she pressed her shoulder against the throat of Frausto, making her really uncomfortable for a couple of minutes, while the crowd started to boo. After another minute or so, Tate got the full mount, landed a few punches, grabbed Frausto's right arm, and finished her with the armbar. Frausto is tough as hell, as she fought off that armbar longer than I thought she would, but still, eventually she was forced to tap. Nice win for Miesha Tate.
87.5
Decision
15:00
      The first round and a half was basically a casual Muay Thai sparring session, where they did the whole kickboxing thing, but netiher fighter really threw anything with much power. Frausto knocked Helsper down in the second round, and cut her with a kick, and hit her with brutal knees from the clinch, and CLEARLY won the second round. The third round was all Helsper, beating up Frausto with some Muay Thai of her own, but at the end of the round, Frausto knocked down Helsper, making the round a lot closer than it would have been otherwise. I'd probably end up giving this fight to Frausto, 29-28, and all 3 judges agreed, but they gave her all 3 rounds.
87.7
Decision
(Split)
9:00
     This fight probably could have gone either way. It was a pretty good scrap, with Frausto showing some AWESOME kicks, Hallinan showed some really great striking, and Hallinan seemed to have a slight advantage on the ground, but the third round ended with Frausto on top, pounding away at Hallinan's head with punches. Good fight by both fighters, and congrats to Frausto for the split-decision victory.