Bellator flyweight champion Macfarlane joins Sunrise, talks about upcoming title defense in April

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is back home and will be defending her Bellator title again in April

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The champ has returned home.

Bellator women’s flyweight champion and former Punahou graduate Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is back on Oahu before she kicks off training camp for her title defense on April 27th in San Jose against Veta Arteaga.

Macfarlane, 28, defended her Bellator 125-pound belt very recently on December 15th but was anxious to get back in the cage after a successful 2018 that saw her defend her title on two occasions against Alejandra Lara and Valerie Letourneau.

Arteaga will present a different challenge than both Lara and Letourneau, but Macfarlane joined Hawaii News Now Sunrise this morning to talk about how her new opponent has been on her radar for quite some time.

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