Oct 07 2023
Saturday

Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States

Main Card
5 rounds contest @ Women’s Flyweight
19-7-0
KO 5
KO 5
13-2-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Women’s Flyweight Championship

The tape

40
Age
34
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 4" / 163 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
66.5" / 169 cm

Tape record

SUBSUBKOKOUD
Form
SDUDUDUDUD
19
Wins
13
8
By KO
2
42
KO%
15
5
By SUB
6
26
SUB%
46
7
Loses
2
0
Stopped
0
2
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2015
26
Bouts
15
68
Rounds
44
5 hours, 9 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 20 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight

-
UFC
-
-
Bellator
2
10
Tapology
-

Liz Carmouche vs Ilima Lei Macfarlane report

Who won Carmouche vs Macfarlane?

Liz Carmouche beat Ilima Lei Macfarlane by knockout in the 5th round during the main card of Bellator 300, on Saturday 7th October 2023 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).

This contest was for the Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship.

Carmouche vs Macfarlane stats

Liz Carmouche stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Ilima Lei Macfarlane made her way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by knock out and 6 by submission.

Liz Carmouche's Bellator record stood at 7-0-0, while Ilima Lei Macfarlane's came in at 12-3-0.

The stats suggested Carmouche had a large advantage in power over Macfarlane, boasting a 42% knock out percentage over Macfarlane's 15%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Macfarlane had an advantage over Carmouche, with a 46% submission rate over Carmouche's 26%.

Liz Carmouche was the older woman by 6 years, at 40 years old.

Carmouche had a height advantage of 2 inches over Macfarlane. Despite this, Macfarlane had a 1-inch reach advantage.

Carmouche was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made her debut in 2010, 4 years and 10 months earlier than Macfarlane, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She had fought 27 more professional rounds, 76 to Macfarlane's 49.

Carmouche vs Macfarlane form

Carmouche had won all 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 2 opponents and going to the judges 3 times.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against DeAnna Bennett at Bellator 294 on 21st April 2023 by submission in the 4th round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, United States.

Previous to that, she had beaten Juliana Velasquez at Bellator 289 on 9th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Juliana Velasquez at Bellator 278 on 22nd April 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Before that, she was victorious against Kana Watanabe at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

She had won against Vanessa Porto at Bellator 256 on 9th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

Macfarlane had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Juliana Velasquez at Bellator 254 on 10th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, she had beaten Kate Jackson at Bellator 236 on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Veta Arteaga at Bellator 220 on 27th April 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.

Before that, she was victorious against Val rie L tourneau at Bellator 213 on 15th December 2018 by submission in the 3rd round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.

She had won against Alejandra Lara at Bellator 201 on 29th June 2018 by submission in the 3rd round in their Bellator Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Pechanga Resort Casino, Temecula.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Liz Carmouche had been fighting more than Ilima Lei Macfarlane.

Going to this contest, Liz Carmouche had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 3 days ago, while Ilima Lei Macfarlane's last outing had been 3 years, 5 months and 14 days ago.

Carmouche's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 15 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 7 months and 16 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Macfarlane's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 25 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 7 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Carmouche vs Macfarlane?

Liz Carmouche was a 2/7 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Ilima Lei Macfarlane made her way into the ring at 12/5 (+240) with oddsmakers.

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