Belts on The Line
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Who won Velasquez vs Macfarlane?
Juliana Velasquez beat Ilima Lei Macfarlane by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 254, on Thursday 10th December 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Juliana Velasquez.
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.
Velasquez vs Macfarlane stats
Juliana Velasquez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Ilima Lei Macfarlane made her way to the ring with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 2 of those by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Velasquez had a large advantage in power over Macfarlane, boasting at 40% knock out percentage over Macfarlane's 18%.
Juliana Velasquez was the older woman by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Velasquez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Macfarlane. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Velasquez's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Macfarlane's, having had 1 less fights, and made her debut in 2014, 1 month earlier than Macfarlane, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She had fought 3 more professional rounds, 38 to Macfarlane's 35.
Velasquez vs Macfarlane form
Macfarlane had won 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had defeated 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, she had beat 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.
Before that, 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.
She had beat Jessica Middleton at Bellator 178 on 21st April 2017 by submission in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Velasquez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Macfarlane's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 27 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 18 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.