TEMECULA, Calif. (August 28, 2015) – Ilima Macfarlane pulls off a split decision victory for her second pro MMA bout to date.
Bellator 141 takes place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif. Ilima Macfarlane vs. Maria Rios took place on the preliminary card that aired on Spike.com
Maria Rios, coming off two losses, was in dire need of a victory tonight. Despite a late-round takedown, Rios was unable to offer much on the ground and ate some fairly big shots at the hands of Macfarlane. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, at 1-0, is still establishing her MMA career and threatened with an early kimura and some impressive hands throughout the fight.
After a rather slow second round, Macfarlane came out in the third round with some more heavy striking and aggressive cage presence; enough to secure a split decision victory with the official scores coming in at 29-28, 28-29, 29-28. An impressive showing for the newcomer Macfarlane tonight.