Julia Budd will be headlining this Friday Night’s Bellator 174 card against Marloes Coenen, the winner will be crowned the first ever Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Champion.
Whether she wins or loses on Friday Night, Budd is promising lots of excitement is coming our way.
“I feel like Bellator is still growing, but I think this title fight between me and Marloes is just going to bring more excitement and energy to the division,” Budd said to MMA Junkie. “We’ve been around in the division for longer. Hopefully, the other 145-pound fight is an exciting fight.”
Budd has yet to win any gold as a professional MMA fighter, but she has achieved many things as a professional kickboxer. The featherweight star always knew that when she signed with Bellator MMA, she would be fighting Coenen.
“To be fighting her, when we first signed with Bellator, that was the goal,” Budd said. “I feel like I’m very familiar with her from watching her so much and preparing for her.”
Bellator 174 takes place on Friday, March 3 from the Winstar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma with Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event.