Bellator 202 takes place Friday, July 13 at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. In the main event Bellator women’s featherweight champ Julia Budd defendedcagainst challenger Talita Nogueira. The champ retained the title with a third round TKO victory.
The fight card aired on the Paramount Network.
Former champion Eduardo Dantas was hurt early by former UFC fighter Michael McDonald. As Dantas fell, he landed on his own ankle, which twisted awkwardly and appeared to have snapped. Nasty!
Complete Bellator 202 Results:
Women’s Featherweight World Title Main Event: Julia Budd defeated Talita Nogueira via TKO – Round 3, 4:07
Bantamweight Co-Main Event: Michael McDonald defeated Eduardo Dantas via KO – Round 1, 0:58
Middleweight Main Card Bout: Chris Honeycutt vs. Leo Leite
Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Valentin Moldavsky defeated Ernest James via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:03
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Will Morris defeated Charles Wiliams via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-26)
Women’s Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Veta Arteaga defeated Emily Ducote (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Yaroslav Amasov defeated Gerald Harris via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Steve Kozola defeated Ryan Walker via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:45
Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Rudy Schaffroth defeated Jon Hill via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:42
Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Tyler Ingram defeated Fernando Gonzalez submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:13
Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Nation Gibrick defeated Luis Erives via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:30
Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Aaron Webb vs. Daniel Carey