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Ryan Bader, Vadim Nemkov, Bellator 244
Julia Budd

Bellator 244 weigh-in results: Ryan Bader clear for title defense

Tom Taylor - August 20, 2020

On Friday night, Bellator MMA will return to our screens with the stacked Bellator 244 card. The event, which will air on the Paramount Network and DAZN, will be topped by a light heavyweight title fight between the champ Ryan Bader, who also holds the promotion’s heavyweight strap, and challenger Vadim Nemkov.

Cris Cyborg
Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Bellator 238 Salaries: Julia Budd banks 100k more than Cris Cyborg

Harry Kettle - January 28, 2020

Julia Budd received $100,000 more for her performance at Bellator 238 than the woman that beat her for the title, Cris Cyborg. The two main eventers went toe to toe for the Bellator Featherweight Championship, and after a fascinating encounter, it was Cyborg who cemented her place in the record books with an impressive fourth-round TKO.

Julia Budd, Cris Cyborg
Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Pros react after Cris Cyborg TKO’s Julia Budd at Bellator 238

Natasha Hooper - January 25, 2020

Tonight in the blockbuster main event of Bellator 238, Cris Cyborg challenged the organization’s featherweight champion, Julia Budd. Cyborg announced her departure from the UFC in 2019 due to mounting tensions with Dana White. The pair became embroiled in an ongoing conflict over derogatory comments made about her by White, and contract negotiations. Shortly after her UFC contract finished, Cyborg announced a new multi-fight contract with fellow fighting company, Bellator.

Cris Cyborg
Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Bellator 238 Results: Cris Cyborg TKO's Julia Budd (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - January 25, 2020

Former UFC and Invicta FC champion Cris Cyborg squares off with Julia Budd for the Bellator women’s featherweight title this evening in Inglewood, California. Cyborg (21-2 MMA) was last seen in action at July’s UFC 240 event, where she earned a unanimous decision victory over Felicia Spencer. Prior to the victory, Cris Cyborg was coming off a first round knockout loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232, where she lost the promotions featherweight championship.

Julia Budd, Cris Cyborg
Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Bellator 238 | Pro fighters make their picks for Julia Budd vs. Cris Cyborg title fight

Cole Shelton - January 24, 2020

In the main event of Bellator 238, Julia Budd is looking to defend her featherweight title against Cris Cyborg who’s making her promotional debut. Heading into the fight, Budd is a +325 underdog while the Brazilian is a -450 favorite. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. The pros believe this is a closer fight than the odds suggest but the majority are leaning towards Cyborg becoming the new champion.

Cris Cyborg
Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Cris Cyborg: Bellator 238 fight against Julia Budd will be 'one of the greatest fights in WMMA history'

Cole Shelton - January 20, 2020

Cris Cyborg believes her upcoming fight against Julia Budd will be one of the best ever. In the main event of Bellator 238, Cyborg is making her promotional debut and challenging for the featherweight title. It will no doubt be a tough fight for Cyborg. Yet, she is eager for the challenge and the opportunity to headline the card.

Julia Budd, Cris Cyborg

Julia Budd vs. Cris Cyborg title fight official

Natasha Hooper - September 30, 2019

Cris Cyborg will fight Julia Budd for the Bellator featherweight title on January 25th at an event in Inglewood, California. Bellator announced this news during the Bellator 228 broadcast on Saturday night. https://www.instagram.com/p/B2_ASBLAYND/

Cris Cyborg, Scott Coker
Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Cris Cyborg gets title shot against Julia Budd in Bellator debut

Adam Martin - September 7, 2019

Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg was introduced as the newest fighter on Bellator’s roster during Saturday night’s Bellator 226 event. The promotion also confirmed that Cyborg will be fighting Bellator women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd in her organizational debut. Bellator commentator “Big” John McCarthy revealed the promotion’s plans during an in-cage interview with Cris Cyborg, who signed with the Scott Coker-led organization this week after being cut last month by the UFC.

Julia Budd

Julia Budd expresses interest in Gabi Garcia openweight title fight

Drake Riggs - February 6, 2019

When it comes to the world’s best 145-pound female athletes, a discussion cannot be had without mentioning the Bellator champion, Julia Budd. Budd is a true veteran of the sport who since her last loss in her fourth professional bout hasn’t looked back as she’s won 10 fights in a row (12-2 overall record).

Rory MacDonald, Tyron Woodley

Four co-promotional fights that should happen

Cole Shelton - November 30, 2018

Bellator and RIZIN are back in the business of co-promoting. It was recently announced that Bellator is sending their current bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell to fight in RIZIN on New Year’s Eve. Caldwell will be heading to Japan to fight Kyoji Horiguchi for the RIZIN bantamweight title.

Julia Budd
Julia Budd

Julia Budd's response to people saying she ran from Cris Cyborg: 'Give me a break'

Drake Riggs - July 17, 2018

May the MMA Gods answer our prayer! With Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd’s continued success and solidification as the second best 145 to ever do it, the question that comes with such always becomes, ‘what’s next?’.

Cris Cyborg
Dear MMA Gods

Dear MMA Gods | We need to see Cyborg's toughest test

Drake Riggs - July 16, 2018

If you love something, let it go…or wait for its contract to expire. The seemingly never-ending civil war between UFC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino and the UFC rages on.

Bellator women's featherweight champ Julia Budd
Julia Budd

Julia Budd on winning Bellator's inaugural women's featherweight title: "it’s a dream come true.”

Tom Taylor - March 9, 2017

Last weekend, Bellator MMA touched down in Thackerville, Oklahoma with Bellator 174. In the card’s main event, we saw Dutch veteran Marloes Coenen and streaking Canadian Julia Budd battle for the historic honor of becoming Bellator’s first ever women’s featherweight champion. Though Coenen demonstrated plenty of heart and veteran savvy over the course of this fight, this one was really all Budd, who thumped her foe to a fourth-round TKO win. With this win, Budd returned to her native Canada with Bellator gold, and a place in the MMA history books as the promotion’s first-ever women’s featherweight queen.

Colby Covington
Mark Godbeer

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 23 // Mark Godbeer | Julia Budd | Victor Cui | Michael Chiesa

bjpenndotcom - March 8, 2017

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another full lineup of great guests! 8:10PM ET- Kicking things off tonight, Mark Godbeer – @MarkGodbeerUK joins us to recap his victory against Daniel Spitz at UFC 209 over the weekend. Mark gives us a critique of his performance, his thoughts on a second potential booking against Todd Duffee, and recounts the circumstances that led to his retirement and eventual return to action.