A new champion has been crowned.
Juliana Velasquez (10-0) has unseated Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (11-1) and become the Bellator Flyweight Champion. A unanimous decision went Velasquez's way at Bellator 254 on Thursday night. The loss was MacFarlane's first after going unbeaten in 11 pro fights and 5 amateur bouts.
---- That connected!@JuVelasquezMMA and @Ilimanator are headed into the championship rounds of their #Bellator254 main event LIVE & FREE now on @CBSSportsNet.#USOHolidays #MMA #Bellator pic.twitter.com/XYzq31wFEf— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) December 11, 2020
The fight was Velasquez's first in almost a year, and she showed no signs of ring rust. The fight ended MacFarlane's historic Bellator reign with four successful title defenses and ten straight wins in the company.
-- @Ilimanator gets the takedown late in round 4️⃣.— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) December 11, 2020
The 5️⃣th and final round of this title fight is up next LIVE on @CBSSportsNet in the ---- and with @SkySports Mix in the ----.#MMA #Bellator254 #Bellator #USOHolidays pic.twitter.com/S7isWHlm68
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