Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (6-0) defeated Jessica Middleton (2-1) via submission (arm-bar) at 2:15 of round one at Bellator 178 tonight from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Quote from Ilima-Lei Macfarlane:
“I went in there and did everything that I wanted to do. I did everything that I needed to do and as I said in the cage, I really wanted to make a statement that this is my division,” Macfarlane said. “If they’re going to crown a champion, I want to be number one up there.”