Bellator 167: Curran vs. Texeira – December 3, 2016
Bellator has announced two very entertaining fights for their December 3 show at the WinStar World Casino & Resort. Chidi Njokuani will face 22-year-old prospect Andre Fialho in the welterweight division. Also; viral sensation Ilima MacFarlane will take on 23-year-old prospect Emily Ducote in a flyweight bout.
Bellator announced the pair of bouts on Friday via press release.
Chidi “Bang Bang” Njokuani (15-4, 1NC) has won five straight fights, two since joining the Bellator MMA roster. His recent run includes wins over Gilbert Smith, Max Griffin, and Ricky Rainey. In his last bout, Njokuani defeated Thiago Jambo by KO in the final round at ‘Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas II’. Andre Fialho (7-0) enters the fight having won his first two bouts under the Bellator banner, defeating both Rick Reger & Manuel Meraz by devastating first round KO.
Ilima-Lei “The Ilimanator” MacFarlane (4-0) joined the Bellator MMA roster early last year following a viral 10-second knockout over “soccer mom” Katie Castro. Since joining promotion, she has gone 3-0, defeating the likes of Amber Tackett and Rebecca Ruth, both by submission. Emily “Gordinha” Ducote has won four straight fights since losing her professional debut in September of 2015. She looked ultra-impressive in her Bellator debut at ‘Bellator 159: Caldwell vs. Taimanglo’ as she submitted Bruna Vargas. Ducote returned two months later to submit Kenya Miranda da Silva.
‘Bellator 167: Curran vs. Teixeira’ will be headlined by Pat Curran and John Teixeira on December 3 live from the WinStar Casino & Resort in Thackerville. The main event along with these two new additions are the only bouts confirmed for the card. This will be event #2 of the Bellator MMA doubleheader, with ‘Bellator 166: Dantas vs. Warren II’ taking place the day prior.