Bellator 220 results: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defends title after gruesome cut forces doctor stoppage

Tonight, at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., the flyweight title is on the line as Veta Arteaga challenges Ilima-Leo Macfarlane.

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Veta Arteaga via round three TKO (cut; doctors stoppage).

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5 comments

  1. That was brutal, but Veta did much better than I expected. Hope Ilima Lei grants her a rematch once Veta is heeled up.

    1. Have since heard that Ilima Lei does want to give her a rematch. She’d better come in better prepared next time as, up until the cut, this one was too close for comfort.

      1. yeah, there’s gotta be somebody else who’s a better choice right now for her next opponent. I would hope, even if it was closer than some thought it would be. The elbows and the cut say otherwise !

  2. I’d love to see Ilima Lei go against Bullet Valentina. Of course for that to happen under the current set-up, she’d have to give up her Bellator title and join the UFC.

    1. Me too. Ilima’s never going to get the respect she feels she deserves by staying in Bellator fighting people like Arteaga.

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