Canada’s Julia Budd wins inaugural women’s featherweight title at Bellator 174

Canada's Julia Budd wins Bellator title

THACKERVILLE, Okla. — Canadian Julia Budd won the women’s featherweight title with a TKO victory over Marloes Coenen on Friday at Bellator 174.

The 33-year-old from Port Moody, B.C., is the promotion’s inaugural featherweight champion.

Referee John McCarthy stopped the match at the 2:42 mark of the fourth round with Budd throwing punches from a mounted position on Coenen.

Budd has won eight straight, in Bellator and Invicta, since losing to (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey in Strikeforce in November 2011.

Her only other loss was in January 2011 to Amanda Nunes, who like Rousey, went on to win the UFC title.

The Canadian Press

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