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Zoila Frausto Gurgel

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Other names  Warrior Princess
Name  Zoila Gurgel
Spouse  Jorge Gurgel (m. 2011)
Nationality  American
Role  Mixed Martial Artist
Education  Fresno City College

Reach  64.0 inches (1.63 m)
Height  1.65 m
Wins by knockout  1
Stance  Orthodox
Weight  57 kg
Losses  0
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Born  Zoila Frausto December 10, 1983 (age 32) Fresno, California, United States (1983-12-10)
Division  Women's 115-125 lbs Women's 135 lbs (pre-May 2010)
Style  Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Zoila Frausto (born December 10, 1983) is an American professional female mixed martial artist. Her nickname comes from the popular 1990s TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. She was the first Bellator Women's Champion.


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Early life

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Zoila's father is a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do. Her sister is MMA fighter Stephanie Frausto. She graduated from Madera High School in 2002 and attended Fresno City College.

Mixed martial arts career

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Frausto debuted in mixed martial arts on February 13, 2009 and faced Karina Hallinan at WarGods: Valentine's Eve Massacre. She defeated Hallinan by Split Decision.

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She next faced Sarah Boyd on June 27, 2009 at Disturbing The Peace in Fresno, California. Frausto won the fight by Unanimous Decision.

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On July 25, 2009, Frausto fought a debuting Leeann Jenkins at Pure Combat 9 – Home Turf. She won the fight by Unanimous Decision.

Frausto faced Elisha Helsper, who was coming back from a 3 year lay off, at Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista on November 6, 2009 and won the fight by Unanimous Decision.

She next faced Jessica Rakoczy at Tachi Palace Fights 3 – Champions Collide on February 4, 2010. Frausto won the fight by armbar submission in the first round.

Frausto faced Miesha Tate on March 26, 2010 at Strikeforce Challengers: Johnson vs. Mahe. She lost the fight by armbar submission in the second round.

On May 16, 2010, Frausto dropped down to 125 pounds to face Michelle Ould at TWC 8 – Meltdown in Porterville, California. She was awarded a victory by verbal submission due to an ankle injury Ould sustained while taking Frausto down.

Bellator Fighting Championships

Frausto faced Rosi Sexton at Bellator 23 on June 24, 2010. She defeated Sexton by knockout due to a knee exactly two minutes into the first round.

She entered the Bellator Season Three 115-pound women's tournament at Bellator 25 and faced Jessica Penne in the opening round. Frausto won the fight via unanimous decision.

Frausto faced Jessica Aguilar in the second round of the Bellator tournament at Bellator 31. She was awarded a highly controversial split decision and went on to face Megumi Fujii in the tournament final at Bellator 34 on October 28, 2010. Frausto once again won a controversial decision, handing Fujii her first professional defeat and becoming the inaugural 115-pound women's champion.

Frausto faced Karina Hallinan at Bellator 35 in a non-title match on March 5, 2011 in Lemoore, California. She won the fight via unanimous decision but suffered a right hand fracture.

Frausto agreed to rematch Jessica Aguilar in a non-title bout at a Bellator event in late October. However, Aguilar withdrew from the planned fight while recovering from foot surgery and Frausto was booked to face Carina Damm at Bellator 57 on November 12, 2011. Frausto withdrew from the bout on October 20 after suffering a torn ACL in training and was sidelined for a year.

Frausto made her return on October 26, 2012 at Bellator 78 in Dayton, Ohio. She defeated Casey Noland by unanimous decision.

Frausto next faced Jessica Eye at Bellator 83 on December 7, 2012. She was defeated in less than one minute when Eye choked her unconscious with a standing arm-triangle choke.

Invicta Fighting Championships

On February 5, 2013, it was announced that Frausto had signed a multi-fight deal with Invicta Fighting Championships. She faced Jennifer Maia at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson on April 5, 2013. Frausto lost the fight via unanimous decision.

On December 7, 2013, Frausto faced Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith. Frausto lost the fight via unanimous decision.

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She defeated short notice replacement Corina Herrera via unanimous decision on February 18, 2016 at “Tachi Palace Fights 26: Brawl in the Hall” in Lemoore, California to end a 4 fight losing skid.

Muay Thai

She defeated Linda Aguilar by second round TKO in her Muay Thai debut at WCK Muay Thai: Matter of Pride in Temecula, California on February 15, 2014. She took a majority decision win over Jessica Gladstone at WCK Muay Thai: Beauty and the Beast in Lemoore, California on May 1, 2014.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Bellator Fighting Championships
  • Bellator Women's Strawweight Championship (One time; First)
  • Bellator Season 3 Women's Strawweight Tournament Winner
  • Women's MMA Awards
  • 2010 Female Flyweight of the Year
  • 2010 Upset of the Year vs. Rosi Sexton on June 24
  • 2010 Headline of the Year defeating Megumi Fujii on October 28
  • References

    Zoila Frausto Gurgel Wikipedia

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