On Friday, June 29, Bellator MMA hosted its 201st event from the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s flyweight queen, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, put her title on the line for the first time against Colombia’s Alejandra Lara. The Hawaii native Macfarlane captured gold in November, running her record to 7-0 with a fifth-round armbar finish of Emily Ducote. Lara, meanwhile, made her promotional debut in December, submitting Lena Ovchynnikova to earn a shot at the title.
The night’s preliminary card streamed live at 7:30 p.m. ET on the promotion’s website. The main card followed on the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET.
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Alejandra Lara by submission (armbar). Round 3, 3:55 – for women’s flyweight title
Saad Awad def. Ryan Couture by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:29
Valerie Letourneau def. Kristina Williams by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Juan Archuleta def. Robbie Peralta by knockout (punches). Round 3, 0:14
Jay Jay Wilson def. David Conte by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 0:59
Ed Ruth def. Andy Murad by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:59
Joey Davis def. Craig Plaskett by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Tyrell Fortune def. Giovanni Sarran by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:35
Keri Melendez def. Tiani Valle by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:46
Jordan Young def. Jamal Pogues by submission (triangle-armbar). Round 3, 3:15
Jacob Rosales def. Joshua Jones by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ricky Furar def. Victor Rosas by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)