HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The stage is set for Hawaii native Ilima-Lei Macfarlane to defend her title for the first time.
The Bellator women's flyweight champion her belt against Alejandra Lara in the main event of Bellator 201 on Friday, June 29, in Temecula, Calif., according to Bellator.
Macfarlane (7-0) won the inaugural women's 125-pound world title in November with a fifth-round submission win over Emily Ducote. The 27-year-old has won five of her seven victories by stoppage, including four submission wins.
As for Lara, she is 7-1 inside the cage and won her only fight in Bellator with a third-round submission of Lena Ovchynnikova this past December.
Bellator 201 will be broadcast on Paramount Network.