The Wiseman Report – Spotlight: Ilima-Lei MacFarlane
Our focus this week is none other than Bellator flyweight Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (3-0-0). MacFarlane defeated Amber Tackett with an armbar submission 2:09 into the first round at Bellator 148 last Friday. The 25-year-old Hawaiian trains with Team Hurricane Awesome and reps the 10th Planet gym in San Diego. When we look at what makes a female fighter successful, especially with the still developing WMMA, skill, action and charisma seem to come to the surface. We can see that with Holly Holm, Gina Carano, Ronda Rousey, etc. MacFarlane may not have been in the game as long, but she displayed all of the above at Bellator148, proving she is someone to keep an eye on. She spoke recently to my colleague