It wasn’t her best match, but #3 ranked 125 pounder Zoila Frasto’s first fight at 115 pounds is under her belt with a win in Chicago. Frausto out gunned #5 ranked 115 pounder Jessica Pene, handing Pene her first loss, and moving her to the semi-finals for the Bellator tournament.
Frausto looked heavier than Pene, and definitely was stronger. She kept the match standing throughout, using kicks and punches to wear down Pene. Pene’s attempts to takedown Frausto with sweeps were easily blocked, and it was a dominate, yet uneventful win for Frausto with 30-27 on all of the judges’ scorecards.
“(Going to 115) was a little hard, so I’ve got to get used to doing this,” Frausto said. “This is the first time.”
Frausto will face #7 ranked Jessica Aguilar in the semi-finals. Frausto was treated for a foot injury after the fighter, and she expects to be out 4-6 weeks. This could mean her upcoming semi-final match could be Bellator 30 in Louisville at the earliest.
Next Thursday in the Bellator tournament, #4 ranked Lisa Ward faces undefeated #5 ranked 125 pounder and Irsih fighter Aisling Daly, in Daly’s American debut in Kansas City. The match will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net.