Zoila Frausto Gurgel

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Zoila Frausto
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Born Zoila Frausto
(1983-12-10) December 10, 1983 (age 33)
Fresno, California, United States
Other names Warrior Princess
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[1]
Weight 115–126 lb (52–57 kg)[1]
Division Strawweight
Flyweight
Bantamweight
Reach 64 in (163 cm)[1]
Style Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Dublin, California
Team Combat Sports Academy
[2]
Rank Black Belt in Taekwondo
Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2009-present
Kickboxing record
Total 3
Wins 3
By knockout 1
Losses 0
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 13
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 10
Losses 5
By submission 2
By decision 3
Other information
Notable relatives Stephanie Frausto (sister)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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.

Early life[edit]

Zoila's father is a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do.[3] Her sister is MMA fighter Stephanie Frausto.[4] She graduated from Madera High School in 2002 and attended Fresno City College.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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.[5]

She next faced Sarah Boyd on June 27, 2009 at Disturbing The Peace in Fresno, California. Frausto won the fight by Unanimous Decision.[6]

On July 25, 2009, Frausto fought a debuting Leeann Jenkins at Pure Combat 9 – Home Turf. She won the fight by Unanimous Decision.[7]

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.[8]

She next faced Jessica Rakoczy at Tachi Palace Fights 3 – Champions Collide on February 4, 2010.[9] Frausto won the fight by armbar submission in the first round.[10]

Frausto faced Miesha Tate on March 26, 2010 at Strikeforce Challengers: Johnson vs. Mahe.[11] She lost the fight by armbar submission in the second round.[12]

On May 16, 2010, Frausto dropped down to 125 pounds to face Michelle Ould at TWC 8 – Meltdown in Porterville, California.[13] She was awarded a victory by verbal submission due to an ankle injury Ould sustained while taking Frausto down.[14]

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Frausto faced Rosi Sexton at Bellator 23 on June 24, 2010.[15] She defeated Sexton by knockout due to a knee exactly two minutes into the first round.[16]

She entered the Bellator Season Three 115-pound women's tournament at Bellator 25 and faced Jessica Penne in the opening round.[17] Frausto won the fight via unanimous decision.[18]

Frausto faced Jessica Aguilar in the second round of the Bellator tournament at Bellator 31.[19] 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.[20] Frausto once again won a controversial decision, handing Fujii her first professional defeat and becoming the inaugural 115-pound women's champion.[21]

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.[22]

Frausto agreed to rematch Jessica Aguilar in a non-title bout at a Bellator event in late October.[23] 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.[24] Frausto withdrew from the bout on October 20 after suffering a torn ACL in training and was sidelined for a year.[25]

Frausto made her return on October 26, 2012 at Bellator 78 in Dayton, Ohio.[26] She defeated Casey Noland by unanimous decision.[27]

Frausto next faced Jessica Eye at Bellator 83 on December 7, 2012.[28] She was defeated in less than one minute when Eye choked her unconscious with a standing arm-triangle choke.[29]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

On February 5, 2013, it was announced that Frausto had signed a multi-fight deal with Invicta Fighting Championships.[30] She faced Jennifer Maia at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson on April 5, 2013.[31] Frausto lost the fight via unanimous decision.[32][33]

On December 7, 2013, Frausto faced Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith.[34][35] Frausto lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Tachi Palace Fights 26[edit]

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.[36]

Muay Thai[edit]

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.[37][38] She took a majority decision win over Jessica Gladstone at WCK Muay Thai: Beauty and the Beast in Lemoore, California on May 1, 2014.[39]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13–5 Corina Herrera Decision (unanimous) Tachi Palace Fights 26 February 18, 2016 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Loss 12–5 Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger Decision (unanimous) RFA 31: Smith vs. Marunde October 9, 2015 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States vacant RFA Women's Strawweight Championship
Loss 12–4 Vanessa Porto Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith December 7, 2013 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 12–3 Jennifer Maia Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson April 5, 2013 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 12–2 Jessica Eye Technical Submission (standing arm-triangle choke) Bellator 83 December 7, 2012 1 0:58 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Flyweight bout.
Win 12–1 Casey Noland Decision (unanimous) Bellator 78 October 26, 2012 3 5:00 Dayton, Ohio, United States Flyweight bout.
Win 11–1 Karina Hallinan Decision (unanimous) Bellator 35 March 5, 2011 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States Flyweight bout.
Win 10–1 Megumi Fujii Decision (split) Bellator 34 October 28, 2010 5 5:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States Bellator Season 3 Women's 115 lb Tournament Final; Won Bellator Women's 115 lb Championship
Win 9–1 Jessica Aguilar Decision (split) Bellator 31 September 30, 2010 3 5:00 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States Bellator Season 3 Women's 115 lb Tournament Semifinal
Win 8–1 Jessica Penne Decision (unanimous) Bellator 25 August 19, 2010 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States Bellator Season 3 Women's 115 lb Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 7–1 Rosi Sexton KO (knee and punches) Bellator 23 June 24, 2010 1 2:00 Louisville, Kentucky, United States 121 lb catchweight bout.
Win 6–1 Michelle Ould Submission (ankle injury) The Warriors Cage 8: Meltdown May 16, 2010 2 2:42 Porterville, California, United States
Loss 5–1 Miesha Tate Submission (armbar) Strikeforce Challengers: Johnson vs. Mahe March 26, 2010 2 4:09 Fresno, California, United States
Win 5–0 Jessica Rakoczy Submission (armbar) TPF 3: Champions Collide February 4, 2010 2 1:17 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 4–0 Elisha Helsper Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Evangelista November 6, 2009 3 5:00 Fresno, California, United States
Win 3–0 Leann Jenkins Decision (unanimous) PureCombat 9: Home Turf July 25, 2009 3 5:00 Visalia, California, United States
Win 2–0 Sarah Boyd Decision (unanimous) Disturbing The Peace June 27, 2009 3 5:00 Fresno, California, United States
Win 1–0 Karina Hallinan Decision (split) Wargods/Ken Shamrock Productions: The Valentine's Eve Massacre February 13, 2009 3 3:00 Fresno, California, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Zoila Frausto calls out Lisa Ward; May get chance to avenge sister's loss in Bellator women's tournament". ProMMANow.com. 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
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  39. ^ "WCK Muay Thai Beauty and the Beast Results – Muay Thai Authority". muaythaiauthority.com. 

External links[edit]

New championship 1st Bellator 115 lbs Women's Championship
October 28, 2010 – present
Current holder