Bellator president Scott Coker says the promotion is contemplating a girls’s flyweight Grand Prix event together with its star champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane.
Macfarlane defended her title as soon as once more with a unanimous choice win over Kate Jackson in the principle occasion of Bellator Hawaii. Coker was requested by the media through the post-event scrum who’s subsequent for Macfarlane to struggle, and his reply was very fascinating.
As a substitute of committing to a prime contender like Juliana Velasquez or Alejandra Lara getting the following title shot, Coker stated Bellator may as an alternative maintain a flyweight Grand Prix event.
Right here’s what Coker stated.
“We’re not committing to the event but, however it’s wanting slightly extra enticing to me each time I communicate to my workforce and give it some thought myself as a result of now we have so many potential stars on this weight class. I feel it might be a really fascinating event and that would change the entire panorama of who fights who. It’s good to see a division that has a lot depth like our 125lbs flyweight division,” Coker stated.
Coker stated that if Bellator does maintain a 125lbs event, the champ Macfarlane would struggle in it similar to Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull competed within the 145lbs event and former Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald competed within the 170lbs event.
“I all the time like (that) — you already know we did it with Pitbull, he needed to struggle the struggle — after which we’ll do the drawing, similar to we did for the featherweights. And whoever is the champ will get to go and choose the place they wish to compete or which bracket, we’re going proceed with that format. This factor may shake out in a few other ways. We nonetheless need to work out plenty of particulars,” Coker stated.
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