Zoila Frausto punched her ticket to the final of the women’s 115-pound tournament on Thursday with an oddly scored split-decision victory over Jessica Aguilar at Bellator 31 in Lake Charles, La.  Frausto won 30-27 on two cards, but Aguilar had the other judge in her favor by the same score in a fight that the crowd clearly thought she won.  Frausto has won her two tournament fights after gaining consideration for the tournament only after pulling off a stunning knockout of favorite Rosi Sexton.  With that knockout, Sexton sustained a medical suspension that kept her out of the tournament and opened the spot for Frausto.  Against the grappling-savvy Aguilar, Frausto managed to keep the fight standing.  “She hit a lot more than I thought she would,” Frausto said.  “I got a couple of good ones in there, and I think it helped a lot.”   Said Aguilar, who was in disbelief after the result was announced, “I was ready for everything.  I was ready to bang with her, stand with her.  I am a ground fighter, but standup, it was a little different.”

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