Bellator takes over Blaisdell
Women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (left) and challenger Valerie Letourneau pose in front of Bellator president Scott Coker during Friday’s weigh-in for Bellator 213, set for today at Neal Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. MacFarlane (8-0), a Punahou School graduate, weighed in at 125 pounds, Letourneau (10-6) at 124.4. The card features 12 fights, with the entire undercard featuring Hawaii fighters. The main card — which will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN — features a few others Oahu fighters, with Kona Oliveira of Haleiwa taking on Nainoa Dung of Makaha and Honolulu’s Liam McGeary facing King Mo Lawai of Florida. In the co-main event, UFC veteran Lyoto Machida faces former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho. In Bellator 212: Salute the Troops on Friday night at the Blaisdell, Michael Chandler defeated Brent Primus by unanimous decision to reclaim the lightweight title.