Budd Crushes Rubin At Bellator 224

In 2:14, Julia Budd not only finished Olga Rubin, but asserted her dominance of the Bellator featherweight division.

Budd would make Rubin the third to fall since she won the featherweight title in the main event of Bellator 224 from Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Rubin would act as the instigator on Friday night, but Budd would take her time and begin to send the challenger off-balance.

From there landing body and leg kicks, Budd would finish Rubin with a knee to the body and then a solid punching combination to retain her title for the third time.

Following her win, Budd welcomed fights with former UFC fighter Leslie Smith or RIZIN fighter and viral star, Gabi Garcia.

For full results of Bellator 224, look below.


Main Card (DAZN, Paramount Network, 9 p.m. ET)

Julia Budd def. Olga Rubin via first-round TKO (2:14)

Rafael Carvalho def. Chidi Njokuani via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Juliana Velasquez def. Kristina Williams via second-round TKO (4:03)

Ed Ruth def. Kiichi Kunimoto via second-round TKO (3:49)

Preliminaries (Bellator 224 live stream online, live now)

Nainoa Dung def. Bradley Robison via unanimous decision (28-27 x3)

Gabriel Varga def. Jamese Taylor via second-round TKO (3:23)

Mike Jackson def. Kiefer Crosbie via DQ (illegal knee to head of grounded opponent)

Leslie Smith def. Sinead Kavanagh via majority decision (28-28, 29-28 x2)

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

Arlene Blencowe def. Amanda Bell via first-round KO (0:22)

Will Fleury def. Antonio Jones via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)

A.J. Agazarm def. Jacob Landin via submission (RNC) (R1, 4:21)

Christian Edwards def. Justin Vargas via first-round TKO (0:54)


Lucas Brennan def. Thomas Lopez via submission (RNC) (R1, 3:02)

Bruna Ellen def. Elina Kallionidou (30-27, 29-28 x2)

Joseph Holmes def. Kona Oliveira via submission (RNC) (R2, 2:41)

*Remaining prelims took place after the main event

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