Video – Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Defends on Home Turf; Talks Female Fighter of the Year Nomination

Photo Courtesy Bellator

It has pretty much came full circle for champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane as she has come back to the place she started her Bellator career.

The undefeated flyweight will defend her title against Colombia’s Alejandra Lara Friday night at Pechenga Casino in Temecula, California. The champ is expect a huge crowd of supporters, as she is within striking distance of her home gym in San Diego. 

Both her and Lara made weight on Thursday.

Macfarlane was also nominated as “Female Fighter of the Year” for the Fighters’ Only MMA Awards, which she will be attending and presenting next week.

Macfarlane talked to the media about her main eventing a stacked card, training with some of the best female fighters in the world, and the possibility of her defending her EBI grappling title.

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