Bellator 174: Julia Budd Captures Inaugural Women’s 145 Title, Marloes Coenen Retires
By FCF Staff
Bellator has its first, women’s featherweight champion, as Julia Budd stopped Marloes Coenen on Friday to secure the inaugural title.
After the bout, the veteran Coenen announced she’s retiring from professional MMA (quote via Bellator press release):
“Theres only one message that I want to give out to all the fighters out there and that’s please listen to your body. I’m very proud of all the women in MMA and I’m very grateful for Bellator,” said Coenen, who went 23-8 during her career. “This company picked me up when I was in a dark place and Scott Coker has given me so many opportunities throughout my career. Bellator MMA will always be my home.”
Here are the results for Bellator 174, which took place in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Julia Budd (10-2) def. Marloes Coenen (23-8) via TKO (punches) at 2:42 of round four
Fernando Gonzalez (26-14) def. Brandon Girtz (14-6) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-26)
Justin Wren (13-2) def. Roman Pizzolato (8-9) via submission (arm triangle) at 2:35 of round one
Rafael Lovato Jr. (5-0) def. Charles Hackman (4-5) via TKO at 0:13 of round one
Justin Patterson (9-1) def. Jason Witt (7-4) via TKO at 0:13 of round three
Gabrielle Holloway (6-5) def. Alexis Dufresne (6-3) via TKO at 2:53 of round two
Emily Ducote (5-2) def. Katy Collins (6-2) via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:53 of round one
Emmanuel Rivera (6-0) def. Treston Thomison (10-5) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 2x)
Cody Pfister (13-6-1) def. Jonathan Gary (12-8-2) via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:04 of round one