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Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Moving On After ‘Boring As Sh*t’ Title Loss

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane isn't interested in running things back with Juliana Velasquez after what she calls a "boring as sh*t" fight. In the main event of Bellator 254, Macfarlane was defending her flyweight title against a fellow undefeated fighter in Velasquez. In the lead-up to the fight, many expected it to...

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Relieved By Loss: ‘It’s Hard Being A Champion’

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is relieved she lost for the first time and is no longer the champion. In the main event of Bellator 254 on Thursday, Macfarlane dropped a close decision to Juliana Velasquez. After the fight, the Hawaiian spoke to the media and said she is relieved she doesn't have...

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane To Defend Flyweight Title On Dec. 10 Against Undefeated Juliana Velasquez

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane will be defending her flyweight title on December 10 against undefeated challenger, Juliana Velasquez. ESPN was first to report the news and Bellator has since confirmed the fight. The bout will also take place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, where Bellator has been holding all their...

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane Eyes ‘Champ-Champ Status’ After Bellator 236 Win

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane wants to become the first woman in Bellator to be a champ-champ. She is the current reigning and defending flyweight champion, yet she wants Bellator to open up a bantamweight division. MacFarlane has defended her title now four times and most recently doing so on Saturday against...

Liz Carmouche and Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Express Interest in Potential Bout

Free agent and former UFC mainstay Liz Carmouche and the Bellator flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane fully agree that Carmouche would fit in well with Bellator and that a matchup between the two would make sense. After being released from the UFC last week, Liz Carmouche naturally began considering what lies in...

Highlights: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Forces Doctor Stoppage Against Veta Arteaga At Bellator 220

In the co-main event of Bellator 220 earlier tonight (Sat. April 27, 2019), Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defended her women's flyweight title against Veta Arteaga. Macfarlane had a dominant showing against Arteaga, beating the challenger bloody in the third round. The doctor stepped in during the middle of the third round after...

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane promises no emotional hangover from last fight will affect her at Bellator 220

Bellator flyweight champion Ilima-Lei MacFarlane knew she was going to face a rush of emotions in her last title defense that took place in her native Hawaii. Even before she walked out to the cage, MacFarlane already had tears streaming down her face from the joy she felt to finally compete in front of...

Bellator 213 Highlights: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Submits Valerie Letourneau

Bellator 213 is now history. In the main event of Bellator 213, Ilima-Lei Macfalane defended her women's flyweight title against Valerie Letourneau. Macfarlane competed in her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii inside the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena. After two rounds of close action, Macfarlane took over in the third round. The hometown favorite...

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Hopes To Control Her Emotions At Bellator 213

Bellator women's flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will attempt to keep herself from bawling ahead of Bellator 213. Macfarlane will put her women's flyweight title on the line against Valerie Letourneau. This is a special title defense for Macfarlane as she's competing in her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii. Bellator 213 will...

Bellator Beats UFC In Race To Hawaii

Rob DeMello of the KOHN 2 News made Hawaiin MMA fans very happy this morning when he announced that Bellator MMA would be making the organizations inaugural trip to Hawaii this December. A big win for the organization in a market that had been previously targeted by the UFC. The...

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Wants Next Bellator Title Defense in Hawaii

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane hopes to go back home for her next title defense. Last night (June 29), Macfarlane defended her Bellator women's flyweight title against Alejandra Lara in the main event of Bellator 201. The action took place inside the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. This was Macfarlane's first title defense. Lara was tough...

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane: I am The Best Women’s Flyweight in The World

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane believes she has the crown for best women's flyweight in mixed martial arts. Tonight (June 29), Macfarlane will defend her women's flyweight title at Bellator 201. Her challenger is Alejandra Lara. "Azul" has a professional mixed martial arts record of 7-1. She's riding a three-fight winning streak. She'll look...

Bellator 201 Weigh-In Results: Main Event Is Official

The weigh-ins for the upcoming Bellator 201 event are in the books. Bellator officials held the weigh-ins for Bellator 201 on Thursday, June 28, 2018 where everyone made weight and thus the fights are on the track of taking place. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Alejandra Lara for the Bellator flyweight title...

Following Title Win, Ilima-Lei MacFarlane Plans to Return in Six Months

Don't expect newly crowned Bellator women's flyweight champion Ilima-Lei MacFarlane to defend her crown in a short period of time. MacFarlane had a dominant performance over Emily Ducote last night (Nov. 3). She earned a fifth-round submission to become the inaugural women's 125-pound title holder. There is time to rest...

Bellator 186: Ilima-Lei MacFarlane Captures Women’s Flyweight Title

Emily Ducote couldn't get anything going against Ilima-Lei MacFarlane. The two exchanged leg kicks early. MacFarlane tied her opponent up and landed a knee to the body. She connected with two more before the clinch ended. MacFarlane pushed the pace and went back to the tie-up. Ducote brushed her off....