Bellator 213 was set to serve as the final Bellator MMA show of 2018, and the atmosphere was jovial as the promotion invaded the island state of Hawaii for the first time in its history.
Saturday night, live from Honolulu, Hawaii, Bellator MMA was doing what so many had been asking for for so very, very long. Bringing a major MMA show back to Hawaii. The action actually started Friday, as Bellator 212 served as the first of two back-to-back events in the island state. Saturday, however, was the big show, because Hawaiian champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane was headlining the UFC 213 card.
There, she would defend her 125lb title against former UFC strawweight title challenger Valerie Letourneau. But the action didn’t stop there. Ex-UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida was making his Bellator debut, and the welterweight grand prix continued when Ed Ruth took on fellow undefeated fighter Neiman Gracie.
The weigh-ins, meanwhile, went down Friday. Check back for weigh-in results starting at 2PM EST!
Bellator 213: Macfarlane vs. Letourneau Weigh-In Results:
Main Card (DAZN, 10PM EST)
Champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (125) vs. Valerie Letourneau (124.4) – for Bellator women’s flyweight championship
Rafael Carvalho (186.5) vs. Lyoto Machida (185.9)*
Neiman Gracie (168.8) vs. Ed Ruth (169.3)
Muhammed Lawal (203.8) vs. Liam McGeary (203.4)
Nainoa Dung (153.3) vs. Kona Oliveira (153.7)
*Carvalho fined 20-percent for missing weight
Preliminary Card (Cageside Press/Bellator App, 8PM EST)
Chris Cisneros (178.9) vs. Maki Pitolo (179.8) – catchweight, 180lbs
Canaan Kawaihae (145.7) vs. Timothy Teves (143.9)
Kai Kamaka III (136) vs. Shojin Miki (136)
Ryan Dela Cruz (155.6) vs. Spencer Higa (154.8)
Dustin Barca (154) vs. Isaac Hopps (154.1)
Marcus Gamble (206) vs. Kala Hose (208.3)
Russell Mizuguchi (125.7) vs. Michael Nakagawa (123)