After her last victory, a second round submission over Bellator Kickboxing Champion, Denise Kielholtz, SBG Idaho’s Veta Arteaga lobbied the Bellator brass for a title shot – and they listened. April 27 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, Arteaga looks to raise championship gold when she squares off against the defending flyweight champion, Ilima-Lei McFarlane!
Arteaga (5-2 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) has been sensational in her past two fights – dispatching two-time title challenger, Emily Ducote back in July, and then the aforementioned Kielholtz this past September in her hometown of Boise, Idaho. McFarlane (9-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA) is Bellator’s first women’s flyweight champion and a promotional darling. McFarlane recently submitted former UFC straw weight title challenger, Valerie Letourneau, in her home state of Hawaii this past December.
We are incredibly excited to see Veta bring a World Championship back home! She is just beginning to scratch the surface of her potential and we can’t wait to see her improved skillset on display in April! Be sure to show your support as she prepares for her best performance yet!!!
For more information on the event or to purchase tickets to watch it live, go to http://www.bellator.com/events/9rqguc/bellator-220-macdonald-vs-fitch.