Zoila Frausto’s win makes a statement going into her Strikeforce showdown with Miesha Tate.Whoever thought Zoila Frausto (5-0) was just a striker has completely underestimated her. Frausto remained undefeated after getting her fifth win in a row and her first non-decision win in dramatic fashion, as she was able to secure an armbar on fellow striker, Jessica Rakoczy (0-2) at 1:17 in the second round at the Tachi Palace Fights 3 card Thursday night. Frausto looked good, controlling the fight with the more dynamic striking. Once the fighters went to the mat, Rakoczy’s lack of a ground game was evident. Frausto took advantage and locked on the winning submission.
Frausto’s submission victory serves as a warning to her upcoming opponent, grappler and # 10 Bantamweight Miesha Tate (8-2) at the Strikeforce Challenger’s card in Frausto’s hometown of Fresno, CA on March 26.
Frausto has been called “too cocky” by Tate in a few interviews, but Frausto wants to prove that she works hard to get to the top of the game.
“I’m confident in what I do, and in my preparation for these fights, and the only way I see myself coming out when the dust settles is on top!” Frausto states. “There are plenty of things I can say to fire back at those false statements, but I’ll keep my mouth shut and just show everyone on March 26th on Showtime who Zoila Frausto really is.”
(Photo courtesy Casper Munoz Photography)