While Bellator MMA seems to be stepping up their game with the foray into pay per view – with a main event against two legends – it seems the promotion has forgotten about the strong women’s division they once proudly showcased.
Whether it’s because of lack of women’s fighters signed with Bellator or because Spike TV is simply not interested in having the ladies competing in the cage – which is strange because they also broadcast Impact Wrestling, which showcases women’s wrestling – Bellator’s women’s division seems to be non existent. The promotion does not have a woman’s champion and the last women’s bout they had was between Felice Herrig and Heather Clark back in March and that was not even on the main card, which is a same because Bellator has produced some great women fighters and great talent.
If Bellator is ready to do away with their women’s division, then I want to propose something that might be a little bit, for lack of better term, out of the ordinary. I propose that Bellator have one last women’s fight between Jessica Eye, who is considered by many to be the top flyweight in women’s MMA and Jessica Aguilar, who are considered by many the top strawweight in women’s MMA.
It can be at flyweight or strawweight. It can be a catchweight bout. Heck, we could go back to the old days of UFC and Pride Fighting Championships and just let it be an openweight contest.
The point it, it would be the top two women fighters who have fought in Bellator, fighting for one last time to determine who is the best woman fighter in Bellator’s history.
What makes Eye and Aguilar the top two? In her last fight with Bellator, Eye defeated champion Zoila Frausto Gurgel in the first round via submission. As for Aguilar, she was 5-1 in the promotion, that included a win over legend Megumi Fujii back in 2012.
Heck, there could a whole event dedicated in honor of Bellator’s once-great women’s division. The card could be stacked with matches like Herrig taking on Fujii, before she retires. Another match between two fighter in Bellator’s women’s division could be … well I’m sure Invicta FC or XFC would be happy to loan some talent to help Bellator fill up the card. It would be an event that could be just as good, if not better, than the upcoming pay per view.
This idea of a superfight between Eye and Aguilar or a Bellator event featuring all-women’s matches, may sound like it’s straight out of professional wrestling, but it is not that far from what Bellator has been doing in the past couple of weeks.
Which promotion would you like to see Eye and Aguilar move to if Bellator decides to cancel their women’s division? Answer with a comment below or send a tweet to @alstover.