Watch Bellator 174 preliminary bouts – 7pm EST / 6pm CST
Bellator 174 takes place at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
In the main event, Marloes Coenen takes on Julia Budd for the inaugural Bellator women’s featherweight title. Budd and Coenen are two pioneers in the world of women’s mixed martial arts. Who will come out on top?
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.
The night’s co-main event spot is an interesting welterweight contest between Fernando Gonzalez and Brandon Girtz. Also, heavyweights Justin Wren and Roman Pizzolato will meet on the televised Spike TV portion of the fight card.
MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET)
Marloes Coenen vs. Julia Budd – for inaugural women’s featherweight title
Fernando Gonzalez vs. Brandon Girtz
Roman Pizzolato vs. Justin Wren
Rafael Lovato vs. Charles Hackmann
PRELIMINARY CARD (MyMMANews.com, 7 p.m. ET)
Emmanuel Rivera vs. Treston Thomison
Jonathan Gary vs. Cody Pfister
Katy Collins vs. Emily Ducote
Alexis Dufresne vs. Gabrielle Holloway
Justin Patterson vs. Jason Witt