Zoila Frausto Gurgel
December 10, 1983
Fresno, California, United States
|Other names||Warrior Princess|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Weight||115–126 lb (52–57 kg)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
|Style||Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Fighting out of||Dublin, California|
|Team||Combat Sports Academy
|Rank||Black Belt in Taekwondo
Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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.
Mixed martial arts career
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.
She next faced Sarah Boyd on June 27, 2009 at Disturbing The Peace in Fresno, California. Frausto won the fight by Unanimous Decision.
On July 25, 2009, Frausto fought a debuting Leeann Jenkins at Pure Combat 9 – Home Turf. She won the fight by Unanimous Decision.
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 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 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.
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.
Tachi Palace Fights 26
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.
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
- Women's MMA Awards
4 Wins (1 (T)KO, 0 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||13 wins||5 losses|
|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|
- "Zoila Gurgel Awakening Profile". AwakeningFighters.com. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
- "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.
- "Fight Path: Strikeforce's scrappy soccer vet Zoila Frausto fueled by Miesha Tate trash-talk". MMAjunkie.com. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
- "Stephanie Frausto – A Warrior’s Welcome". FighterGirls.com. 2010-01-09. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
- "Shamrock, Abbott Grab Quick Wins at Wargods". Sherdog.com. 2009-03-14. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
- ""Disturbing The Peace" Results". FUNews.com. 2009-06-27. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
- "Ruiz Slays ‘The Giant’ at Pure Combat 9". Sherdog.com. 2009-07-26. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
- "Evangelista Outpoints Gurgel in Strikeforce ‘Challengers’". Sherdog.com. 2009-11-06. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
- ""Tachi Palace Fights 3: Champions Collide" official weigh-ins results (Updated)". MMAjunkie.com. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
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- "Showtime Sports – Mixed Martial Arts Events". Showtime.com. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
- "Strikeforce Challengers 7 Live Results". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- "Michelle Ould vs Zoila Frausto Set For May 16th". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-04-01.
- "Frausto Sisters Victorious At TWC: "Meltdown"". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- "Sexton vs Frausto A Possibility For Bellator 23". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-06-01.
- "Zoila Frausto Knocks Out Rosi Sexton". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
- "Grabowski vs. Barrett headlines Bellator 25, Frausto vs. Pene, Daly vs. Ward added". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
- "Zoila Frausto Defeats Jessica Pene At Bellator 25". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
- "Fujii vs Ward, Aguilar vs Frausto Set For Bellator 31". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
- "Fujii, Frausto Advance To Bellator Women's Final". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
- "Zoila Frausto Wins Bellator Women's Championship". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
- "Frausto possible right hand fracture". Sherdog.com. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
- "Zoila Gurgel vs Jessica Aguilar 2 Targeted For Late October". MMARising.com. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
- "Zoila Gurgel Now Set To Face Carina Damm At Bellator 57". MMARising.com. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
- "Zoila Gurgel Suffers Torn ACL In Training, Out Until 2012". MMARising.com. 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
- "Zoila Gurgel Draws Casey Noland in Comeback Fight at Bellator 78". MMAWeekly.com. 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
- "Zoila Gurgel Defeats Casey Noland In Bellator 78 Return Bout". MMARising.com. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
- "Zoila Gurgel To Face Jessica Eye At Bellator 83 In December". MMARising.com. 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2012-11-01.
- "Jessica Eye Chokes Out Zoila Gurgel In Bellator 83 Grudge Match". MMARising.com. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
- "INVICTA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS SIGNS ZOILA FRAUSTO GURGEL". InvictaFC.com. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
- "Zoila Gurgel vs Jennifer Maia Announced For Invicta FC 5". MMARising.com. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
- "'Cyborg' Savages Muxlow, 'Karate Hottie' Crowned Via Dramatic Submission at Invicta FC 5". Sherdog.com. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
- "Invicta FC 5 Results: Michelle Waterson, Barb Honchak Win Titles". MMARising.com. 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
- "INVICTA FC 7 COMING TO KANSAS CITY ON DECEMBER 7TH". InvictaFC.com. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- "Vanessa Porto Faces Zoila Frausto Gurgel At Invicta FC 7". MMARising.com. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- "MMAJunkie.com". 2016-02-18.
- Dave Walsh. "Weekend Results: Zoila Frausto Wins Muay Thai Debut at WCK Matter of Pride". liverkick.com.
- "WCK "Matter of Pride" Results – Muay Thai Authority". muaythaiauthority.com.
- "WCK Muay Thai Beauty and the Beast Results – Muay Thai Authority". muaythaiauthority.com.
- Zoila Frausto Gurgel Awakening profile
- Official MySpace
- Professional MMA record for Zoila Frausto Gurgel from Sherdog
|New championship||1st Bellator 115 lbs Women's Championship
October 28, 2010 – present