Friday, June 25, 2010
Zoila Frausto KOs Rosi Sexton
So you probably already know that Zoila Frausto knocked out Rosi Sexton in a shocking upset. The match video you see here on Big Bad Blog Video Theatre is the complete match. For some reason, Bellator decided to post a clipped version on Youtube. Obviously it's a big win for Zoila but it's difficult to say what it means in the long run. If you watch the complete match, nothing much happened before the KO. But Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith spotted that Rosi wasn't moving her head when attempting a takedown. That's a huge mistake and Zoila took advantage of it. She said afterwards that the knee shot was planned. I dunno if I believe that. It looked like that for one moment in time, the stars aligned for Zoila and her knee struck Rosi in the forehead. The knee may have been planned but the KO cetainly wasn't. It could be interpreted as a fluke if she doesn't follow it up. You can't take one fight out of career context and suddenly upgrade or downgrade a fighter. Proceed with caution. This loss probably means that Rosi will be under medical suspension and won't be able to compete in Bellator's tournament. Could Zoila be in the tournament? I suppose. She claims that she can cut to 115 but she's never done that so she doesn't really know if she can do it. Of course the other fighters in the tournament are Megumi Fujii, Lisa Ward, Jessica Pene, Jessica Aguilar, Angela Magana, Lynn Alvarez and Aisling Daly. Bellator will set up seeds and it will be 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7 etc. Megumi Fujii is the obvious favourite. Except for Lisa Ward, none of the others have faced anyone close to Fujii's level. So it's uncharted territory for all of them. It should be fun to watch. Like their other tournaments, Bellator announced that they will to a challenger's tournament in 2001. Enjoy the video!