Julia Budd’s rise to champion

Note: This is a story I wrote for Blasting News.

Bellator MMA crowned its first women’s featherweight champion this past weekend at #Bellator 174 when Canadian combat sports star “The Jewel” #Julia Budd defeated Dutch veteran #Marloes Coenen to capture the belt. Budd became Bellator’s first women’s champion in three years.

Budd controlled much of the fight, landing takedowns in each round. In the fourth frame, she brought Coenen to the canvas and unleashed a vicious ground-and-pound to get the win.

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