Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (Bellator MMA)

Bellator 213 Results: Macfarlane Retains with Submission, Gracie Advances

On Saturday, Dec. 15, Bellator MMA held its 213th event from the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.

In the night’s main event, women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defended her title in her home state against UFC veteran Valerie Letourneau. Macfarlane has opened her career with eight straight victories, including five by submission. She has finished her last three opponents by armbar. Canada’s Letourneau has earned back-to-back wins under the Bellator banner to earn her shot at gold.

In a thriller, the champ secured a triangle choke in the third round to retain her title.


The card also featured an opening-round bout in the promotion’s welterweight grand prix as Neiman Gracie took on Ed Ruth. Gracie scored a submission in the fourth round to advance.

Check below for full results.

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Valerie Letourneau by submission (triangle choke). Round 3, 3:19 – for women’s flyweight title
Lyoto Machida def. Rafael Carvalho by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Neiman Gracie def. Ed Ruth by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 4, 2:17 – welterweight grand prix opening round
Liam McGeary def. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal by KO (punches). Round 3,
Nainoa Dung def. Kona Oliveira by TKO (punches). Round 3. 2:05
Dustin Barca def. Isaac Hopps by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Maki Pitolo def. Chris Cisneros by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 2:40
Kai Kamaka III def. Shojin Miki by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)