Budd-Nogueira To Headline Bellator 202
Bellator has announced two of the headlining fights for Bellator 202 on July 13th, when Bellator MMA returns to the WinStar World Casino.
The first featured fights is a women’s featherweight title clash, as Julia Budd defends against Talita Nogueira, in the Bellator 202 main event.
Budd, who is the inaugural women’s featherweight champion looks for a second successful title defense, against the world champion jiu-jitsu practitioner in a fight originally scheduled for Bellator 133.
Nogueiera would end up debuting at Bellator 182, winning via first round submission against Amanda Bell.
The second fight will be a Bantamweight fight between former world champion Eduardo Dantas and eleven year veteran Michael McDonald.
Duantas is looking not only his 11th win inside the Bellator cage, but the Bellator season four winner is aiming for another shot at Bellator gold. It will be a rough road ahead against the veteran McDonald. who even though he’s recovering from a hand injury suffered at his Bellator debut, has the impressive statistic of going to the scorecards only three times in 22 fights.
Updated Bellator 202: Budd vs. Nogueira Fight Card:
Women’s Featherweight World Title Bout: Julia Budd (11-2) vs. Talita Nogueira (7-0)
Bantamweight Main Card Bout: Eduardo Dantas (20-5) vs. Michael McDonald (18-4)