First Ever Female Combat Jiu-Jitsu Champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is the first ever Women’s Combat Jiu-Jitsu Champion!

Ilima took on Celine Haga at EBI 12. The two started in the clinch, but the match soon went to Ilima’s guard. Haga pushed her way to half guard as Ilima held on for a guillotine. She kept Haga in half guard by grapevining her legs.

Celine, however, almost passed to full mount, but Macfarlane went to butterfly guard, and then kept her opponent at bay by playing rubber guard.  Haga looked for a pass again, but Ilima grabbed a hold of her arm for the Kimura. She was then able to nail a nice sweep. Haga tried to wrestle her way out, but eventually Ilima was able to isolate her arm and get the tap.

Interestingly, there was very little combat in the this combat jiu-jitsu match. Only about three small slaps were thrown.

Still, history has been made as Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is the first ever female EBI Combat Jiu-Jitsu Champion!


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