Bellator 174 results: Julia Budd inaugural champ, Marloes Coenen retires
Bellator 174 takes place at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
In the main event, Marloes Coenen took on Julia Budd for the inaugural Bellator women’s featherweight title. Tonight there was a changing of the guard as one seasoned Veteran passed the torch to another. Julia Budd finished Coenen in the fourth round to declare the inaugural championship.
Following the fight, Coenen announced her retirement. The former Strikeforce champion began her professional mixed martial arts career in 2000.
The catchweight bout between Kendall Grove (23-16) and Mike Rhodes (10-4), as well as the bantamweight contest between Joe Taimanglo (23-7-1) and Steve Garcia (7-1 MMA), were removed from the card after Rhodes and Taimanglo missed weight for their respective contests.
You can watch the Bellator 174 preliminary bouts here at 7pm EST.
Complete Bellator 174 results below:
MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)
Julia Budd defeated Marloes Coenen via TKO – Round 4, 2:42 – for inaugural women’s featherweight title
Fernando Gonzalez defeated Brandon Girtz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-26)
Justin Wren defeated Roman Pizzolato via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:35
Rafael Lovato defeated Charles Hackmann via TKO – Round 1, 0:13
PRELIMINARY CARD (MyMMANews.com, 7 p.m. ET)
Emmanuel Rivera vs. Treston Thomison via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Cody Pfister defeated Jonathan Gary via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:04
Emily Ducote defeated Katy Collins via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:53
Gabrielle Holloway defeated Alexis Dufresne via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:53
Justin Patterson defeated Jason Witt via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:13