Friday night at Bellator 178, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane submitted Jessica Middleton in the first round via an Armbar.
Macfarlane remains undefeated, improving her record to 6-0-0. She is on a five-fight winning streak with the organization, finishing three of her victories by way of submissions, including two Armbar’s and a rear-naked choke. Following the win, the 27-year-old revealed she wants to fight for the inaugural Bellator MMA flyweight world title belt later this year.
Middleton is now 2-1-0 in her professional career, following previous unanimous decision victories over Bruna Ellen and Alice Yauger.
Bellator 178 took place from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, United States.