Note: This is a story I wrote for Blasting News.
Bellator 174 saw Julia Budd take a big step in her career after she won the promotion’s women’s featherweight title. However, MMA fans also witnessed the last outing of a pioneer in the women’s division as #Marloes Coenen announced her retirement following her loss to Budd.
Coenen retires from mixed martial arts competition with a 23-8 record, including a 2-2 run inside the Bellator cage.
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