Bellator 201 took place at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. The main card aired on Paramount Network while the prelims on the Bellator MMA app.
In the main event, women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defended her title for the first time when she took on challenger Alejandra Lara. MacFarlane defeated Lara by submission armbar in round three at the 3:55 mark.
In the co-feature, Saad Awad took on Ryan Couture in a 160-pound catchweight fight. It didn’t take long for Awad to defeat Ryan as he won by TKO at 4:29 of round one.
Bellator 201 official results:
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (8-0) defeated Alejandra Lara (7-1) via submission (armbar) at 3:55 of round three
Saad Awad (23-9) defeated Ryan Couture (11-6) via TKO at 4:29 of round one
Valerie Letourneau (10-6) defeated Kristina Williams (2-1) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Juan Archuleta (19-1) defeated Robbie Peralta (19-9) via KO at :14 of round two
Tyrell Fortune (5-0) defeated Giovanni Sarran (5-3) via TKO at 4:35 of round two
Joey Davis (4-0) defeated Craig Plaskett (2-3) via unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Ed Ruth (6-0) defeated Andy Murad (15-3) via TKO at 4:59 of round two
Jordan Young (9-0) defeated Jamal Pogues (4-2) via submission (armbar) at 3:15 of round three
Keri Taylor-Melendez (2-0) defeatedd Tiani Valle (1-1) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:15 of round three
Jay Jay Wilson (1-0) defeated David Conte (0-1) via submission (rear-naked choke) at :59 of round one
Jacob Rosales (8-4) defeated Joshua Jones (7-3) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Ricky Furar (2-1) defeated Victor Rosas (3-2, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)