A third female bout has been added to Bellator’s 141st card August 28 in Temecula, California.
Knockout specialist Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will take on RFA vet Maria Rios in a flyweight battle. The match was announced Monday.
MacFarland (1-0) is coming off a KO win over Katie Castro in her pro debut. She went undefeated as an amateur and is teammates with the UFC’s Liz Carmouche and Invicta’s Christine Stanley at the San Diego Combat Academy.
Rios (2-2) is going back up to 125 after back to back losses at strawweight. She won her first two fights including a win over Ashley Yoder at RFA.
This is the second flyweight match under the Scott Coker era in Bellator, with flyweight Keri Ann Meledez signed to the promotion as well.
The match joins Marloes Coenen versus Arlene Blencowe and Adrienna Jenkins versus Lissette Neri on the card. The three matches will be a part of the preliminary card and will stream on Spike.com August 28.