Ilima-Lei Macfarlane shone on Friday evening in the main event of Bellator 201, handing Alejandra Lara the flyweight title.
The event took place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, on Paramount Network.
Macfarlane, who won the belt last year with a submissions victory over Emily Ducote, is now 8-0 with five submissions victories to her credit.
In the co-main event, Saad Awad, Ryan Couture stopped in the first round over strikes.
Former UFC contender Valerie Letourneau stayed close to Macfarlane and scored a decision against Kristina Williams, and Juan Archuleta stopped Robbie Peralta in the third round
Wins in the preliminary rounds were the outings Ed Ruth, Joey Davis and Tyrell Fortune. Ruth and Fortune each earned second COCs.
Find more results below:
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Alejandra Lara on template (Armbar) to stay at 3:55 pm Round 3 Bellator Flyweight champion
Saad Awad def. Ryan Couture on TKO (strikes) at 4:29 of lap 1
Valerie Letourneau about Kristina Williams by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Juan Archuleta, in particular, Robbie Peralta on KO (Blow) to: 14 of the round 3
Ed Ruth def. Andy Murad on TKO (Strikes) at 4:59 pm from Round 2
Joey Davis def. Craig Plaskett by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Tyrell Fortune def. Giovanni Sarran on TKO (strikes) at 4:35 of Round 2
Jordan Young def. Jamal Pogues on Template (Triangle) at 3:15 of Round 3
Keri Melendez def. Tiani Valle via template (behind-naked choke) in round 1