The Bellator 201 ceremonial weigh-ins took place Thursday, June 28 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, with the proceedings streaming live right here!
Bellator 201 goes down Friday, June 29 live from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. In advance of the promotion’s return to action, the ceremonial weigh-ins took place Thursday from the very same venue. You can check out all fighters from the card appearing in the live stream above.
In the main event, women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (7-0) will make her first title defense against Alejandra Lara (7-1). ‘The Illiminator’ will be looking to keep her perfect record as a pro intact, and add to the momentum she build up in 2017, which culminated in her title victory against Emily Ducote.
A little further down the card will be another women’s flyweight battle, one that is likely to decide the next 125lb title challenger. Rookie Kristina Williams, just 2-0, has impressed thus far in her short MMA career. ‘Warhorse’ is getting a big test as a result, as she’ll be taking on former UFC strawweight title challenger Valerie Letourneau. ‘Trouble’ was expected by many to be fighting Macfarlane for the title, and the snub seems to have lit a fire under the Canadian. Will the lesser-known but extremely talented Williams be able to pull off the upset?
In the co-main event, meanwhile, Ryan Couture returns to action against Saad Awad, and while being contested at a catchweight, a win for either will be key to their success in the lightweight division.
Bellator 201: Macfarlane vs. Lara Weigh-In Results:
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) (125.0) vs. Alejandra Lara (124.6)
Saad Awad (159.8) vs. Ryan Couture (159.9)
Valérie Létourneau (126) vs. Kristina Williams (125.4)
Juan Archuleta (146) vs. Robbie Peralta (145.3)
Bellator 201 Preliminary Card:
Ed Ruth (170.7) vs. Andy Murad (170.8)
Keri Anne Melendez (116) vs. Tiani Valle (114.5)
Tyrell Fortune (244.8) vs. Giovanni Sarran (251.8)
Joey Davis (170.6) vs. Craig Plaskett (168.2)
Jordan Young (204.8) vs. Jamal Pogues (203.7)
Ricky Furar (134.5) vs. Victor Rosas (135.3)
Kristi Lopez (125.5) vs. Paola Ramirez (134.7)*
Joshua Jones (155.5) vs. Jacob Rosales (155.7)
Jay Jay Wilson (146) vs. David Conte (145.6)
* Due to Paola Ramirez missing weight, her bout against Kristi Lopez was cancelled