Bellator 224 Results: Julia Budd Defends The Women's Featherweight Title, Plus Rafael Carvalho In Action!

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Main Card (9pm EST., Paramount Network)

Bellator MMA Women’s Featherweight Championship
Julia Budd def. Olga Rubin by TKO via strikes (2:14, R1) to retain the title

Rafael Carvalho def. Chidi Njokuani by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Juliana Velasquez def. Kristina Williams by TKO via strikes (4:03, R2)

Ed Ruth def. Kiichi Kunimoto by TKO via strikes (3:49, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:45pm EST., DAZN)

Gabriel Varga def. Jamese Taylor by TKO via strikes (3:23, R2)

Arlene Blencowe def. Amanda Bell by KO via strikes (0:22, R1)

Will Fleury def. Antonio Jones by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Christian Edwards def. Justin Vargas by TKO via strikes (0:54, R1)

Nainoa Dung def. Brad Robison by unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 28-27)

Leslie Smith def. Sinead Kavanagh by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Mike Jackson def. Kiefer Crosbie by DQ via illegal knee strike (R1)

AJ Agazarm def. Jacob Landin by submission via rear naked choke (4:21, R1)

Jordan Young def. Joel Bauman by submission via triangle choke (3:20, R1)


Christian Edwards vs. Justin Vargas

Round One: The round begins with Edwards attacking Vargas with some front kicks to the legs, Vargas grabs Edwards and gets him against the cage wall. Edwards drops Vargas with a left hook as they separate and he pounces on Vargas with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Christian Edwards def. Justin Vargas by TKO via strikes (0:54, R1)

AJ Agazarm vs. Jacob Landin

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few kicks, Agazarm backs up Landin after attacking him with a few lefts. Landin starts attacking Agazarm with some leg kicks, Landin moves around Agazarm while swinging away at him. Landin accidentally nails Agazarm low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Landin attacking Agazarm with more leg kicks. Landin trips on a flying knee strike attempt and Agazarm gets top position on the ground, Agazarm gains the full mount against Landin. Agazarm attacks Landin with ground and pound before gaining back control, Agazarm attacks Landin with more ground and pound. Agazarm locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: AJ Agazarm def. Jacob Landin by submission via rear naked choke (4:21, R1)

Will Fleury vs. Antonio Jones

Round One: The round begins with Fleury attacking Jones with some leg kicks, Jones responds by landing kicks of his own. Fleury backs Jones into the cage wall after landing a combination, Fleury scores a takedown on Jones and he gets side control. Fleury transitions to the full mount against Jones, Fleury attacks Jones with ground and pound before gaining back control. Fleury attacks Jones with more ground and pound, Fleury looks for the rear naked choke and Jones eventually escapes before scrambling to his feet. Fleury holds Jones against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fleury

Round Two: The round begins with Fleury attempting a high kick against Jones, Jones cracks a kicking Fleury with a counter right. Jones charges at Fleury and Fleury puts him against the cage wall, Fleury scores a takedown on Jones and he gets side control. Fleury gains the half guard position against Jones, Fleury attacks Jones with some ground and pound. Fleury regains side control against a scrambling Jones, Fleury gains the full mount against Jones. Fleury attacks Jones with some ground and pound while gaining back control, Fleury looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters having a striking exchange, Fleury grabs a swinging Jones and gets him against the cage wall. Fleury scores a takedown on Jones and he gets side control, Fleury gains the half guard position against Jones. Fleury attacks Jones with some ground and pound, Fleury eventually gains the full mount against Jones. Fleury attacks Jones with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Fleury (Final Score: 30-27 for Fleury)

Official Result: Will Fleury def. Antonio Jones by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

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