A women’s flyweight bout has been added to Bellator 148 as Ilima MacFarlane will meet Amber Tackett in the featured preliminary fight of the event in Fresno, Calif. Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting first reported the news.
Ilima MacFarlane (2-0 MMA) is coming off a split decision win over Maria Rios at Bellator 141 in August. Amber Tackett (1-1 MMA) rebounded from a debut submission loss to Molly Helsel at Total Combat 32 to earn a unanimous decision over Corina Herrera at TWC 23. Tackett will be making her Bellator debut at Bellator 148.
With this announcement, Bellator 148 currently looks like this:
Paul Daley vs. Andy Uhrich
Paul Bradley vs. Chris Honeycutt
Ilima MacFarlane vs. Amber Tackett
Anthony Avila vs. John Reedy
Javy Ayala vs. Carl Seumanutafa
Art Arcienega vs. Justin Smiley
Paul Ruiz vs. TBA
Raphael Butler vs. TBA
Tony Johnson vs. TBA