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Ilima Lei Macfarlane vs Kana Watanabe preview
When is Macfarlane vs Watanabe?
Ilima Lei Macfarlane will fight Kana Watanabe in the co-main event of Bellator 295, on Saturday 22nd April 2023 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Macfarlane vs Watanabe stats
Ilima Lei Macfarlane steps into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Kana Watanabe will make his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Watanabe has a slight advantage in power over Macfarlane, with a 27% knock out percentage over Macfarlane's 17%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Macfarlane will have an advantage over Watanabe, with a 50% submission rate over Watanabe's 36%.
Ilima Lei Macfarlane is the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Watanabe has a height advantage of 2 inches over Macfarlane. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Macfarlane is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Watanabe, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 15 more professional rounds, 41 to Watanabe's 26.
Macfarlane vs Watanabe form
Macfarlane has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he won against Bruna Ellen at Bellator 284 on 12th August 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Justine Kish at Bellator 279 on 23rd April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu.
Going into that contest, he 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.
Before that, he had won against 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.
He had beat 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.
Watanabe has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Denise Kielholtz at Bellator 281 on 13th May 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Liz Carmouche at Bellator 261 on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Alejandra Lara at Bellator 255 on 2nd April 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had won against Ilara Joanne at Bellator 237 on 28th December 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
He had defeated Justyna Haba at RIZIN 15 on 21st April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama.
In terms of recent activity, Ilima Lei Macfarlane has been fighting more than Kana Watanabe.
Ilima Lei Macfarlane last fought 7 months and 2 days ago, while Kana Watanabe's last outing was 10 months and 1 day ago.
Macfarlane's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Watanabe's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
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Bellator 295 Tickets
Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: TBA
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