Bellator 174 Results: The First Bellator MMA Women's Featherweight Champion Is Crowned

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Main Card (9pm EST., Spike TV)

#2 Julia Budd def. #1 Marloes Coenen by TKO via strikes (2:42, R4) to win the Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Title

#4 Fernando Gonzalez def. #6 (LW) Brandon Girtz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-26)

#5 Justin Wren def. Roman Pizzolato by submission via arm triangle choke (2:35, R1)

Rafael Lovato Jr def. Charles Hackmann by TKO via strikes (0:13, R1)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., Bellator.com)

Emmanuel Rivera def. Tristen Thomison by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Gabrielle Holloway def. #3 Alexis Dufresne by TKO via strikes (2:53, R2)

Cody Pfister def. Jonathan Gary by submission via rear naked choke (4:04, R1)

#7 Emily Ducote def. Katy Collins by submission via rear naked choke (4:53, R1)

Justin Patterson def. Jason Witt by TKO via strikes (0:13, R3)


Round By Round Recap

Justin Patterson vs. Jason Witt

Round One: The round begins with Witt attacking Patterson with a high kick, Patterson responds by nailing Witt with a left. Witt scores a takedown onPatterson and he gets side control, Witt gets back control on a scrambling Patterson. Patterson scrambles to his feet and separates from Witt, Witt scores another takedown on Patterson and he gets the half guard. Patterson scrambles back to his feet and Witt attacks him with a punching combination, Patterson attacks Witt with a high kick. Witt eats another high kick as he nails Patterson with a multiple punch combination, Witt scores another takedown on Patterson and he gets back control. Witt goes for a submission as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Witt

Round Two: The round begins with Patterson catching Witt with a straight left, Witt scores a takedown on Patterson and he gets side control. Witt postures up and then settles in the open guard of Patterson, Witt looks to pass and Patterson scrambles to his feet. Witt comes forward and just swings wildly against Patterson, both fighters try attacking each other with high kicks. Patterson starts stuffing the takedown attempts from Witt, Patterson also starts attacking Witt with some leg kicks. Witt scores another takedown on Patterson and he gets side control, Witt goes for a guillotine choke and Patterson scrambles to get the fight standing again, Patterson cracks Witt with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Witt (Overall Score: 20-18 for Witt)

Round Three: The round begins with Patterson dropping Witt with a left and he pounces on him with a ton of strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Justin Patterson def. Jason Witt by TKO via strikes (0:13, R3)

#3 Alexis Dufresne vs. Gabrielle Holloway

Round One: The round begins with Dufresne attacking Holloway with a few leg kicks, Dufresne scores a takedown on Holloway and she gets back control. Dufresne starts attacking Holloway with some ground and pound, Dufresne catches Holloway in a triangle choke with an arm bar. Holloway escapes after a long struggle to get top position, Holloway starts attacking Dufresne with some ground and pound. Holloway transitions to the half guard position on Dufresne, Dufresne scrambles to get Holloway in her full guard again. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Holloway scoring a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holloway

Round Two: The round begins with Holloway nailing Dufresne with a two punch combination, Holloway then catches an incoming Dufresne with a right hook. Holloway follows that up by nailing Dufresne with a straight left. Dufresne fails at a tackedown attempt and Holloway scrambles to get back control, Holloway goes for the rear naked choke and she eventually releases it. Holloway attacks Dufresne with a lot of ground and pound, Holloway turns up the heat with the ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Gabrielle Holloway def. #3 Alexis Dufresne by TKO via strikes (2:53, R2)

#7 Emily Ducote vs. Katy Collins

Round One: The round begins with Collins immediately putting Ducote against the cage wall, Collins goes for the takedown and Ducote winds up in top position. Collins attempts to attack Ducote with strikes while on her back, Collins attacks Ducote with heel strikes to her back. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Collins nailing Ducote with a punching combination. Ducote scores a takedown on Collins and she gets the half guard, Ducote transitions to back control on Collins. Ducote catches her in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #7 Emily Ducote def. Katy Collins by submission via rear naked choke (4:53, R1)

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Jonathan Gary vs. Cody Pfister

Round One: The round begins with Pfister charging at Gary while throwing a combination, Gary scores a takedown on Pfister and Pfister pops right back up to his feet. Pfister scores a takedown on Gary and he gets the full guard, Pfister starts attacking Gary with some ground and pound. Gary catches Pfister in the arm bar and Pfister escapes to get back control, Pfister attacks Gary with a ton of strikes. Pfister locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Cody Pfister def. Jonathan Gary by submission via rear naked choke (4:04, R1)

Emmanuel Rivera vs. Tristen Thomison

Round One: The round begins with Rivera popping Thomison with a left, Rivera also starts attacking Thomison with leg kicks. Rivera follows that up by catching Thomison with a right to the face, Thomison backs up Rivera by nailing Rivera with a few kicks. Rivera causes Thomison to stumble after cracking him with a right, Rivera then catches Thomison with a two punch combination. Rivera comes forward and he nails Thomison with another right, Thomison hits an incoming Rivera with a counter right. Thomison charges at Rivera while throwing a combination, Rivera drops Thomison with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rivera

Round Two: The round begins with Rivera briefly dropping Thomison with a right, Thomison throws a combination before scoring a takedown on Rivera. Thomison goes for the guillotine choke and Rivera escapes to gain top position, Rivera stands up and he allows Thomison to stand up as well. Rivera backs up Thomison after popping him with a right, Thomison nails a swinging Rivera with an uppercut. Thomison looks for the takedown and Rivera stuffs it before throwing more combinations, Rivera comes forward while landing combinations against Thomison. Rivera clips a swinging Thomison with a counter right hook, Rivera then catches Thomison with a four punch combination. Rivera drops Thomison with a combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Rivera (Overall Score: 20-17 for Rivera)

Round Three: The round begins with Rivera nailing Thomison with a two punch combination, Thomison grabs Rivera and briefly holds him against the cage wall. Rivera cracks a moving Thomison with a straight right, Thomison just swings away against Rivera with very little landing. Rivera responds by catching a swinging Thomison with a counter right hook, Rivera starts attacking Thomison with leg kicks. Thomison catches Rivera with a kick to the midsection, Rivera nails Thomison with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rivera (Final Score: 30-26 for Rivera)

Official Result: Emmanuel Rivera def. Tristen Thomison by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Charles Hackmann vs. Rafael Lovato Jr.

Round One: The round begins with Lovato Jr rocking Hackmann with a head kick and he pounced on him with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Rafael Lovato Jr def. Charles Hackmann by TKO via strikes (0:13, R1)

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#5 Justin Wren vs. Roman Pizzolato

Round One: The round begins with Wren nailing Pizzolato with a knee strike before scoring a takedown, Pizzolato scrambles to his feet and Wren drags him back to the ground. Wren transitions to back control on Pizzolato while landing a ton of strikes, Pizzolato scrambles to his feet with Wren holding onto him. Wren scores a suplex takedown on Pizzolato and he assaults him with more strikes, Wren transitions to the full mount on Pizzolato and he attacks him with more strikes. Wren locks in the arm triangle choke an a tap out follows.

Official Result: #5 Justin Wren def. Roman Pizzolato by submission via arm triangle choke (2:35, R1)

#4 Fernando Gonzalez vs. #6 (LW) Brandon Girtz

Round One: The round begins with Gonzalez attacking Girtz with a front kick, Girtz attacks Gonzalez with a few combinations. Girtz scores a takedown on a kicking Gonzalez and he gets the full guard, Gonzalez scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing. Girtz attacks a kicking Gonzalez with an uppercut, Girtz then cracks Gonzalez with a two punch combination. Girtz scores another takedown on Gonzalez and Gonzalez pops right back up to his feet, Girtz then cracks Gonzalez with a right to the midsection. Girtz scores another takedown on Gonzalez and he gets the half guard, Gonzalez scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again. Girtz catches a kicking Gonzalez with a counter left hook, Gonzalez charges at Girtz while throwing a combination. Gonzalez goes for the knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Girtz

Round Two: The round begins with Girtz cracking a kicking Gonzalez with a counter right hook, Girtz scores a takedown on Gonzalez and he gets the half guard. Gonzalez wall walks to his feet to get the fight standing again, Gonzalez tries attacking Girtz with a variety of kicks. Girtz scores another takedown on Gonzalez and he gets side control, Gonzalez scrambles to his feet again while avoiding an uppercut. Girtz continues to just swing away against Gonzalez, Gonzalez nails Girtz with a front kick to the midsection. Girtz scores another takedown on Gonzalez and Gonzalez gets right back to his feet, Gonzalez comes forward while attacking Girtz with combinations. Girtz gains another takedown on Gonzalez and Gonzalez uses a guillotine choke attempt to get the fight standing again, Gonzalez catches Girtz with a kick to the midsection. Gonzalez then cracks Girtz with a pair of uppercuts, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Girtz (Overall Score: 20-18 for Girtz)

Round Three: The round begins with Gonzalez accidentally kicking Girtz low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Gonzalez attacking Girtz with leg kicks. Girtz just continues to swing away against Gonzalez, Girtz scores a takedown on Gonzalez and he gets side control. Gonzalez scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Gonzalez comes forward and swings away against Girtz. Gonzalez starts nailing Girtz with punching combinations, Girtz comes forward and he attacks Gonzalez with punching combinations as well. Gonzalez rocks a swinging Girtz with a counter strike combination, Gonzalez backs up Girtz after landing a left. Girtz scores a takedown on Gonzalez and Gonzalez scrambles to get the fight standing again, Gonzalez comes forward while swinging away at Girtz as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gonzalez (Final Score: 29-28 for Girtz)

Official Result: #4 Fernando Gonzalez def. #6 (LW) Brandon Girtz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-26)

Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Title Decision Fight: #1 Marloes Coenen vs. #2 Julia Budd

Round One: The round begins with Budd attacking Coenen with a punching combination, Coenen starts attacking Budd with leg kicks. Budd scores a takedown on Coenen and she gets the full guard, Budd starts attacking Coenen with some ground and pound. Coenen starts hunting for some submissions while on her back, Coenen looks for a triangle choke on Budd as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Budd

Round Two: The round begins with Coenen attacking Budd with leg kicks, Budd scores a takedown on Coenen and she gets side control. Budd transitions to the north/south position on Coenen, Budd starts attacking Coenen with some ground and pound. Budd returns to the side control position against Coenen, Coenen looks to stand up and Budd drags her back to the ground. Coenen eats a few strikes as she traps Budd in her full guard, Coenen again starts hunting for the submissions while on her back. Budd nails Coenen with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Budd (Overall Score: 20-18 for Budd)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters just taking some swings at each other, Budd scores a takedown on Coenen and she gets the full guard. Budd quickly transitions to the half guard and then back to the open guard on Coenen, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Budd nailing a swinging Coenen with a knee strike, Budd scores another takedown on Coenen and she gets side control. Budd goes for the arm triangle choke and she releases it to get back control, Budd attacks Coenen with elbow strikes before advancing to the half guard. Budd attacks Coenen with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Budd (Overall Score: 30-27 for Budd)

Round Four: The round begins with Coenen attacking Budd with a punching combination, Budd scores a takedown on Coenen and she gets side control. Budd starts attacking Coenen with ground and pound, Budd transitions to the full mount on Coenen. Budd attacks Coenen with a plethora of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #2 Julia Budd def. #1 Marloes Coenen by TKO via strikes (2:42, R4) to win the Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Title

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