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Ilima-Lei MacFarlane on perceptions vs. realities of being a female fighter and looking to make history at Bellator 186

The inaugural Bellator women’s flyweight champion will be crowned on Friday night and it will be a rematch as Ilima-Lei MacFarlane meets Emily Ducote in the co-main event of Bellator 186.

MacFarlane (6-0) won the first meeting against Ducote at Bellator 167 eleven months ago. Since the victory, MacFarlane scored a victory over Jessica Middleton and three of her six wins have come by submission.

During “The MMA Report Podcast,” MacFarlane was a guest on the podcast to preview her rematch against Ducote. Plus, she talked about the perceptions vs. realities of being a female fighter.