Jessica Aguilar (born May 8, 1982) is a Mexican American mixed martial artist currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. At the time of her voluntary departure from World Series of Fighting, she was the reigning WSOF Women’s Strawweight Champion. Aguilar previously competed for Bellator Fighting Championships. She advanced to the semi-finals of the 2010 Bellator 115 lbs women’s tournament.
Aguilar made her professional mixed martial arts debut on February 18, 2006 at Absolute Fighting Championships 15. She faced Lisa Ellis and was defeated by submission due to a rear-naked choke in the second round.
Aguilar faced Valerie Coolbaugh on March 5, 2010 at Action Fight League: Rock-N-Rumble 2. She defeated Coolbaugh by submission due to a triangle choke in the second round.
Aguilar returned to Action Fight League on June 4, 2010 at Rock-N-Rumble 3. She defeated Catia Vitoria by TKO in the first round.
On June 23, 2010, Bellator Fighting Championships announced that Aguilar had signed on to take part in the promotion’s 115 lbs women’s tournament.
Aguilar made her Bellator debut at Bellator 24 on August 12, 2010. She defeated Lynn Alvarez by submission due to an arm-triangle choke in the first round to advance to the semi-finals of the Bellator tournament.
Aguilar agreed to rematch Zoila Frausto Gurgel in a non-title bout at a Bellator event in late October. However, she withdrew from the planned fight due to a prolonged recovery from foot surgery after her June win over Esparza.
Aguilar faced Megumi Fujii in a rematch at Vale Tudo Japan 3rd on October 5, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Aguilar initially won by TKO when the doctor stopped the fight after round two due to a Fujii eye injury that was caused by two accidental eye pokes. The result of the fight was later changed to a technical majority decision win for Aguilar.