18 year old grappling superstar Marcin Held (10-1) has signed to Bellator Fighting Championships. The lightweight fighter began training in jiu jitsu at the age of 8 and earned his purple belt at 17. He currently holds a brown belt in jiu jitsu.
Bellator's 115-lb. women's tournament is shaping up nicely, and with Lisa Ward's victory over Aisling Daly this past Thursday, all the semi-finalists are set. Here's a look at these four ladies and how they stack up on the ground, from BJJ to grappling.
Megumi Fujii has the most developed grappling game of the bunch. She trains out of Abe Ani Combat Club in Japan, and with Josh Barnett, the king of catch wrestling himself. She holds a blackbelt in jiu jitsu, and since she has a black belt in Judo as well it's not difficult for her to take things to the ground. Fujii has lightening quick submissions, including the Megulock (aka toe hold). She was a Pan Am Champion in 2004 and 2006, and in 2005 and 2007 she won third place at Abu Dhabi.