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

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by CC27, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    18,197
    Likes Received:
    2,897
    Location:
    NJ
    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

    AGEZ909 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    4,020
    Likes Received:
    3,428
    Two wmma on a card? Risky.

    Bellator will be going to Temecula a lot more from here on out.
     
    Rovert likes this.
  3. Go Go Plata

    Go Go Plata Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Messages:
    6,128
    Likes Received:
    1,518
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    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.
     
    MMALOPEZ likes this.
  4. Kinger85

    Kinger85 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2001
    Messages:
    18,373
    Likes Received:
    3,722
    Location:
    S'toon, Sask
    Never seen Lara fight. Is she a real threat?
     
  5. lsa

    lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Messages:
    24,330
    Likes Received:
    22,583
    Location:
    down south, up north
    is she related to Seth?
     
    Diet Butcher and Norman Khabib like this.
  6. GueseGuy

    GueseGuy Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2016
    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    1,072
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    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.
     
    CC27, AGEZ909 and Norman Khabib like this.
  7. GueseGuy

    GueseGuy Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2016
    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    1,072
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Gonna be a long night for sure!
     
    Norman Khabib likes this.
  8. Norman Khabib

    Norman Khabib Jiu Jitsu is for noobs!!

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2018
    Messages:
    1,823
    Likes Received:
    3,971
    Location:
    Mother America
    Yes, she is the lovechild of Seth Macfarlane and Emilia Clarke

    [​IMG]
     
  9. HaulParris

    HaulParris Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Messages:
    14,050
    Likes Received:
    5,078
    Location:
    Brooklyn
    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.
     
  10. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    18,197
    Likes Received:
    2,897
    Location:
    NJ
    Def would have put this under another title fight or a bigger card, this is probably gonna be one of those 450k cards.
     
    HaulParris likes this.
  11. WingsLax9042

    WingsLax9042 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,676
    Likes Received:
    3,164
    Dude, how fast do you want this HW tournament to go? Its going to be over before we know it already.
     
    tjnickels and HaulParris like this.
  12. MMALOPEZ

    MMALOPEZ Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    13,578
    Likes Received:
    3,159
    Location:
    puerto rico
    Ryan Couture 11-5 vs Saad awad 22-9

    Added
     
    Falconkick and Norman Khabib like this.
  13. MMALOPEZ

    MMALOPEZ Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    13,578
    Likes Received:
    3,159
    Location:
    puerto rico
  14. mime

    mime Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    4,235
    Likes Received:
    4,480
    Location:
    California
    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
     
  15. Hardcore MMA

    Hardcore MMA Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    758
    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.
     
  16. leto1776

    leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Messages:
    21,941
    Likes Received:
    25,950
    Location:
    Belle Vernon ,PA
    Letourneau is not the big name on the card, Macfarlane is.
     
    Norman Khabib likes this.
  17. qw3rty

    qw3rty WAMMA Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    8,092
    Likes Received:
    7,350
    Location:
    .AR
    Well, it can't be worse than Budd defending her title
     
  18. qw3rty

    qw3rty WAMMA Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    8,092
    Likes Received:
    7,350
    Location:
    .AR
    Hardcore MMA and MMALOPEZ like this.
  19. Go Go Plata

    Go Go Plata Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Messages:
    6,128
    Likes Received:
    1,518
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Awad v Couture will just be Pitbull v Couture all over again.
     
    qw3rty likes this.
  20. Carniusss

    Carniusss Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,931
    Likes Received:
    1,683
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas

Share This Page