World News – AU – Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Juliana Velasquez headlines Bellator 254 on December 10 – FIGHTMAG


On Thursday 10th December Bellator MMA presents a long-awaited world title fight with an undefeated flyweight clash, as champion Ilima Lei Macfarlane (11-0) defends his championship belt of 125 pounds against Brazilian Juliana Velasquez (10-0) at Bellator 254 The event is broadcast live on CBS Sports Network from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn

CBS Sports Network to broadcast Bellator 254: Macfarlane vs Velasquez live in all US markets, while preliminary matches will air on CBSSportscom and Bellator MMA’s YouTube channel. Additional fights to be announced at a later date

Returning to the Bellator’s cage for the first time since beating Kate Jackson in her hometown of Honolulu last December, Macfarlane will look to continue to dominate Bellator’s elite women’s flyweight division as she wins.  » she defends her title against Julianna Velasquez on December 10

Bellator’s first flyweight champion, Macfarlane enters the contest with a perfect 11-0 pro record, including eight by way of stoppage Adding to her impressive resume, « The Ilimanator » has the most wins among women in the Bellator cage (10) and has no plans to slow down as she looks to add to her legacy in the cage with her successful fifth title defense at the Bellator 254

With a professional 10-0 record, Juliana Velasquez of Rio de Janeiro seems to remain perfect for her first chance at Bellator gold

The black belt judoka will look to become the second female flyweight champion in Bellator history when she looks to extend her promotional winning streak to six with previous stopping wins over Rebecca Ruth and Kristina Williams, Velasquez also beat former 125-pound title challenger Alejandra Lara en route to her next title. Much like Macfarlane, the 34-year-old Team Nogueira will compete for the first time in 2020, nearly a year after his Bellator 236 unanimous decision victory over Bruna Ellen.

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World News – AU – Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Juliana Velasquez to headline Bellator 254 on December 10 – FIGHTMAG


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