Macfarlane vs Lara Flyweight Title Fight Set For Bellator 201 Main Event

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  1. CC27

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    https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/4/...-vs-alejandra-lara-in-bellator-201-main-event

    Ilima-Lei Macfarlane’s first title defense is set.

    The 27-year-old Bellator flyweight champion will take on Columbia’s Alejandra Lara in the main event of Bellator 201 at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif., on June 29. Officials confirmed the bout with MMA Fighting following a report by FOX Sports Argentina.

    Macfarlane (7-0) captured the title last November with a fifth-round submission win over Emily Ducote. This will be the Hawaiian’s first main event since joining Bellator back in August 2015.

    The 23-year-old Lara is undefeated in her lone Bellator appearance, a third-round submission win over Lena Ovchynnikova, which took place in Florence, Italy last December.

    Also booked for the June 29 show is a flyweight bout between one-time UFC strawweight title contender Valerie Letourneau (9-6), who was successful in her promotional debut last December defeating Kate Jackson by unanimous decision, and Bruna Ellen (4-1), who has won her last two fights for Bellator.
     
  2. AGEZ909

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    Two wmma on a card? Risky.

    Bellator will be going to Temecula a lot more from here on out.
     
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    MacFarlane is one of my favorite Bellator champs. Valerie didn't look all that impressive in her last fight so this helps with the build up.
     
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    Never seen Lara fight. Is she a real threat?
     
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    lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    is she related to Seth?
     
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    Not really. Terrible standup and decent grappling for wmma. Should be a pretty boring fight tbh. This is good for wmma standards but Bellator should do what UFC does at 125. Use it as comain on another title fight main event. This will get no viewers on a small card.
     
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    Gonna be a long night for sure!
     
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    Norman Khabib Jiu Jitsu is for noobs!!

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    Yes, she is the lovechild of Seth Macfarlane and Emilia Clarke

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    I’m not telling Coker what to do, but a better strategy might have been to put this fight on a card with the HW tourney fight, to give these fighters some exposure. Otherwise, people won’t tune in, and in the long-term, Bellator will see the expensive has-been HW retire, and the new talent never catch on with the viewers.
     
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    Def would have put this under another title fight or a bigger card, this is probably gonna be one of those 450k cards.
     
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    Dude, how fast do you want this HW tournament to go? Its going to be over before we know it already.
     
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    Ryan Couture 11-5 vs Saad awad 22-9

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    another weak casino fight. they should brand these cards bellaforce contenders and air them on CMT with a different numbering system like the ufc fight nights have, make this one bellaforce contenders 1
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. These casino cards Bellator has been putting out are complete garbage. If Valarie Letourneau is the biggest name on the card, don’t expect it to attract many viewers.
     
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    Letourneau is not the big name on the card, Macfarlane is.
     
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    Well, it can't be worse than Budd defending her title
     
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    Awad v Couture will just be Pitbull v Couture all over again.
     
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