Bellator 201 Results: The Women's Flyweight Title Is Defended & UFC Veteran Valerie Letourneau In Action

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

Bellator MMA Women’s Flyweight Title Fight
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. #3 Alejandra Lara by submission via arm bar (3:55, R3) to retain the title

#8 Saad Awad def. Ryan Couture by TKO via strikes (4:29, R1)

#9 Valerie Letourneau def. #4 Kristina Williams by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#10 Juan Archuleta def. Robbie Peralta by KO via punch (0:14, R3)

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., Bellator.com)

Joey Davis def. Craig Plaskett by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

#10 Ed Ruth def. Andy Murad by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

Tyrell Fortune def. Giovanni Sarran by TKO via strikes (4:35, R2)


Tyrell Fortune vs. Giovanni Sarran

Round One: The round begins with Fortune attacking Sarran with a left hook, Fortune backs Sarran into the cage wall with uppercuts and knee strikes. Fortune holds Sarran in the clinch while landing some more strikes, Fortune scores a takedown on Sarran and he gets the full guard. Fortune starts attacking Sarran with ground and pound. Fortune transitions to back control on a scrambling Sarran, Sarran gets up and Fortune drags him back to the ground. Fortune attacks Sarran with a plethora of ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Fortune

Round Two: The round begins with Fortune scoring a takedown on a swinging Sarran and he gets back control, Sarran tries scrambling and Fortune always get back control back. Sarran wall walks to his feet and Fortune holds him against the cage wall, Fortune scores another takedown on Sarran and he gets the full mount. Fortune advances to back control against Sarran, Fortune starts attacking Sarran with some ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Tyrell Fortune def. Giovanni Sarran by TKO via strikes (4:35, R2)

Joey Davis vs. Craig Plaskett

Round One: The round begins with Plaskett attacking Davis with some leg kicks, Davis scores a takedown on Plaskett and he gets the full guard. Davis attacks Plaskett with a few strikes while gaining back control, Plaskett scrambles to his feet and Davis drags him back to the ground. Plaskett scrambles to his feet and Davis breaks away from him, Plaskett keeps Davis at bay by throwing some jabs. Davis attempts a few spinning back kicks against Plaskett, Plaskett blocks them all before attacking Davis with a roundhouse kick that misses. Davis scores another takedown on Plaskett and he gets the open guard, Davis gains back control against Plaskett. Davis nails Plaskett with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round Two: The round begins with Plaskett attacking Davis with a few leg kicks, Plaskett backs up Davis with a punching combination. Davis scores a takedown on Plaskett and he gets the half guard, Davis starts attacking Plaskett with some strikes. Plaskett tries getting to his feet and he eventually does with Davis holding onto him, Davis drags Plaskett back to the ground and Plaskett gets right back up. Davis scores another takedown on Plaskett and he gets him in the seated position, Davis gets back control on Plaskett while landing a lot of ground and pound. Plaskett rolls for a toe hold as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Davis (Overall Score: 20-18 for Davis)

Round Three: The round begins with Davis attempting a spinning back kick before scoring a takedown on Plaskett, Davis starts attacking Plaskett with ground and pound. Plaskett traps Davis in his full guard while eating a bunch of strikes, Davis attacks Plaskett with a lot more ground and pound while gaining the half guard. Plaskett rolls for a heel hook on Davis as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Davis (Final Score: 30-27 for Davis)

Official Result: Joey Davis def. Craig Plaskett by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

#10 Ed Ruth vs. Andy Murad

Round One: The round begins with Ruth jabbing away at Murad, Murad starts attacking Ruth with some leg kicks. Ruth gets Murad against the cage wall while exchanging some knee strikes, Ruth scores a takedown on Murad and he gets back control. Murad gets back up while eating a few strikes, Ruth drags Murad back to the ground and he lands more strikes. Ruth catches Murad with a knee strike to the midsection, Murad gets back to his feet while eating more strikes. Rith scores another takedown on Murad and he gets back control, Ruth goes for a rear naked choke and he eventually lets go of it. Ruth nails Murad with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ruth

Round Two: The round begins with Murad attacking Ruth with some leg kicks, Murad tries nailing Ruth with some punching combinations. Ruth barely glazes the head of Murad with a head kick, Murad continues attacking Ruth with kicks. Murad briefly gets Ruth against the cage wall before separating, Murad eats a few more blows before catching Ruth with a right. Ruth continuously attacks Murad with punching combinations, Murad backs up Ruth with a three strike combination. Ruth continues landing combinations against Murad, Murad would then nail Ruth with a kick to the midsection. Ruth destroys Murad with a huge punching combination and the round ends.

Official Result: #10 Ed Ruth def. Andy Murad by TKO via strikes (4:59, R2)

#10 Juan Archuleta vs. Robbie Peralta

Round One: The round begins with Archuleta looking for a jumping front kick against Peralta, Archuleta grabs Peralta and he gets him up against the cage wall. Archuleta starts attacking Peralta with knee strikes while in the clinch, Archuleta rocks Peralta with a jumping knee strike to the head. Archuleta scores a takedown on Peralta and he gets him in the seated position, Peralta gets up after eating another knee strike. Archuleta charges at Peralta while throwing some punches, Peralta catches a kicking Archuleta with a counter right hook. Archuleta grabs Peralta and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Archuleta swings away at Peralta, the fighters have a wild striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Archuleta

Round Two: The round begins with Archuleta attacking Peralta with some leg kicks, Peralta lands a right before eating a two punch combination. Archuleta scores a takedown on Peralta and he gets the half guard, Peralta gets to his feet with Archuleta holding onto him. Archuleta connects with an uppercut against Peralta while in the clinch, Peralta looks for the takedown and Archuleta defends against it. Archuleta again holds Peralta against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Archuleta nails Peralta with a jumping knee strike. Archuleta scores another takedown on Peralta as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Archuleta (Overall Score: 20-18 for Archuleta)

Round Three: The round begins with Archuleta destroying Peralta with a right before pouncing on him with a few more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #10 Juan Archuleta def. Robbie Peralta by KO via punch (0:14, R3)

#4 Kristina Williams vs. #9 Valerie Letourneau

Round One: The round begins with the fighters going for some leg kicks, Williams kicks Letourneau in the midsection after eating a few punches. Williams cracks a swinging Letourneau with a counter right, Letourneau stuns a kicking Williams with her own counter right. Williams again nails Letourneau with a kick to the midsection, Letourneau starts landing some leg kicks against Williams. Williams drops a kicking Letourneau with a counter right, Letourneau gets back up as Williams kicks away at her. Letourneau recovers and kicks Williams in the midsection, Letourneau drops Williams with a right and she pounces on her with more strikes. Letourneau attacks Williams with a lot of ground and pound, Williams tries rolling for a few submissions while on her back. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Williams going for a spin kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Letourneau

Round Two: The round begins with Williams attacking Letourneau with a striking combination, Letourneau starts attacking Williams with a variety of kicks. The fighters briefly engage in some striking exchanges, Letourneau catches Williams with a four punch combination. Williams nails Letourneau with a right before missing a high kick, Letourneau and Williams exchange some kicks to the midsection. Williams nails Letourneau with a pair of rights before getting a high kick blocked, Williams backs Letourneau into the cage wall with a multiple punch combination. The fighters clinch and exchange some rights, Williams catches Letourneau with another kick to the midsection. Williams then cracks Letourneau with yet another right to the head, Williams stuns Letourneau with an elbow strike before attempting a few high kicks. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Williams (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Williams rocking a swinging Letourneau with a multiple punch combination, the fighters would then just swing wildly at each other. Letourneau starts hunting for the takedown against Williams, Letourneau eventually scores a takedown on Williams and she gets the full guard. Letourneau attacks Williams with a few strikes while on the ground, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with the fighters exchanging some rights, Williams charges at Letourneau while throwing a combination. Letourneau scores a takedown on Williams and Williams looks for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Letourneau (Final Score: 29-28 for Letourneau)

Official Result: #9 Valerie Letourneau def. #4 Kristina Williams by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#8 Saad Awad vs. Ryan Couture

Round One: The round begins with Couture attacking Awad with some leg kicks, Couture eats a right after jabbing away at Awad. Awad also attempts some high kicks against Couture, Couture gets Awad against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Awad spins Couture before landing a few knee strikes, the fighters separate and Couture kicks Awad in the midsection. Awad comes forward and swings away at Couture. Awad nails a kicking Couture with a three punch combination, Couture grabs a swinging Awad and gets him against the cage wall. Couture attacks Awad with knee strikes while looking for the takedown, the fighters separate and Awad swings away at Couture. Awad rocks a kicking Couture with a counter right and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes until Couture goes down, which forces the referee to jump in and end the fight.

Official Result: #8 Saad Awad def. Ryan Couture by TKO via strikes (4:29, R1)

Bellator MMA Women’s Flyweight Title Fight: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (c) vs. #3 Alejandra Lara

Round One: The round begins with Macfarlane instantly hunting for takedowns against Lara, Macfarlane charges forward and swings away at Lara. Macfarlane goes for a takedown and Lara winds up getting top position, Macfarlane tries rolling for some submissions while on her back. Macfarlane looks for a triangle choke as Lara stacks her to get free, Lara transitions to back control against Macfarlane. Macfarlane scrambles and Lara winds up getting side control, Lara gains the north/south position against Macfarlane. Macfarlane gets up and Lara nails her with knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lara

Round Two: The round begins with Macfarlane taking a few swings at Lara, Lara grabs a kicking Macfarlane and gets her against the cage wall. Lara separates after nailing Macfarlane with an elbow strike, Macfarlane takes a few swings at Lara before getting her against the cage wall. Macfarlane tries attacking Lara with some knee strikes of her own, Lara spins Macfarlane into the cage wall while exchanging a few strikes. Macfarlane scores a takedown on Lara and she gets side control, Macfarlane transitions to the half guard against Lara. Macfarlane starts attacking Lara with some ground and pound, Macfarlane transitions to back control against Lara. Macfarlane catches Lara with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Macfarlane (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Macfarlane cracking a kicking Lara with a counter left hook, Lara attacks Macfarlane with a kick to the midsection. Macfarlane scores a takedown on Lara and she gets back control, Macfarlane starts attacking Lara with some ground and pound. Macfarlane gains the full mount on a scrambling Lara, Macfarlane goes back to attacking Lara with ground and pound. Macfarlane rolls for the arm bar and Lara taps after a long struggle.

Official Result: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. #3 Alejandra Lara by submission via arm bar (3:55, R3) to retain the title

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