Former Bellator champion Julia Budd Is no longer a part of the PFL roster.
A recent press release from the PFL states that Budd refused to fulfill her contractual obligation, and was removed from her scheduled bout versus two time PFL champion and Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison. Following this news, the PFL announced that they have decided to part ways with Budd.
🚨 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 🚨
Julia Budd Out. Aspen Ladd steps in to face 2x PFL World Champion @KaylaH in a Showcase Catchweight(150lb)bout
— PFL (@PFLMMA) November 8, 2023
Budd signed with the PFL in 2021 after spending 6 years with Bellator, where she accumulated a record of 9-1. The Canadian faced tougher times in PFL, only securing two wins in five contests, and most recently defeated Martina Jindrova back in June by way of unanimous decision.
Previously, Budd also competed in Strikeforce, where she competed against some of the best women in the sport, such as Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes.