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Bellator MMA will head to Hawaii this December, as female flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defends her title against Valerie Letourneau in the main event of Bellator 210.
The card will stream live on DAZN, as Lyoto Machida also debuts inside the Bellator cage against Rafael Carvalho.
Macfarlane, a 28-year-old, will be competing in her home of Honolulu. She is 8-0 as a pro, with three consecutive submissions to her name. Back in June, she bested Alejandra Lara via third round armbar.
Letourneau, a former UFC strawweight title challenger, has picked up back-to-back wins over Kate Jackson and Kristina Williams since signing with Bellator.
Machida is coming off two wins in the UFC over Vitor Belfort and Eryk Anders. Instead of signing a new contract, though, he left the promotion he has called home since 2007 to sign with Bellator.
Carvahlo dropped the middleweight title this past May when he was bested by Gegard Mousasi, The loss was his first since his pro debut in 2011.
The last time a major MMA promotion visited Hawaii was in 2008 with EliteXC: Return of the King. The card featured KJ Noons defeating Yves Edwards, with Nick Diaz, Russell Doane and Bubba McDaniel all in action.