It may not have been flawless, but Bellator tournament champ Zoila Frausto was successful in her return to the cage after a year and a half absence. Frausto defeated Caesy Noland via unanimous decision.
The knee was stronger than ever for Frausto, but some cage rust made her a bit sluggish in the first round. Noland’s knees were ironically the factor in the first round; but Gurgel would bounce back with her striking in rounds two and three, cutting Noland with an elbow in the latter round. With the decision victory, Gurgel (12-1) extends her win streak to seven.
Frausto is going to be a part of the Bellator flyweight tournament, which is rumored for spring 2013. Jessica Eye, Munah Holland, and Michelle Ould are possibles for the tournament.