Flyweight champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane has signed a multi-year, multi-fight contract extension with Bellator MMA.
Bellator MMA president, Scott Coker, confirmed on Monday evening that both Macfarlane and the men’s welterweight champ, Douglas Lima, had signed the extensions.
“Both Douglas Lima and Ilima-Lei Macfarlane continue to prove they are two of the most dominant fighters on the Bellator roster,” Coker said. “They made their Bellator debuts very early on in their careers, have climbed to the top of their respective divisions and have come to represent what this promotion is all about. As champions, both have taken on all challenges and have succeeded in every opportunity. I look forward to watching them continue their careers with us.”
Macfarlane currently boasts an undefeated 11-0-0 record in professional MMA competition.
The 29-year-old, who also went undefeated as an amateur, won the inaugural Bellator MMA flyweight title in 2017 by submitting Emily Ducote in the fifth-round. She has so far gone on to defend it four times, against Alejandra Lara, Valerie Letourneau, Veta Arteaga and Kate Jackson.