Friday, March 3, 2017

Bellator 174 - Coenen Vs. Budd

Bellator 174 main event is Marloes Coenen versus Julia Budd for the Inaugural Women's Featherweight World Title. Coenen a veteran of the sport and a professional since 2000 has a record of 23 wins and 7 losses in her extensive career. In her last 10 fights, she has 6 wins and 4 losses with 3 of those losses coming to high-level opponents which include Miesha Tate and Cristiane Justino. Out of 23 of her wins, she has 17 submissions with rear naked choke and armbar being her go to submissions. Budd has 19 fights less in experience than Coenen, but her only losses have come against a current UFC champion in Amanda Nunes and a former in Ronda Rousey. She is currently on a 7 fight win streak with 3 of those wins coming in Bellator. This contest could turn out to be a classic striking versus jiu-jitsu fight. The co-main event features Fernando Gonzalez versus Brandon Girtz in a Welterweight bout that could turn into a wrestler versus striker bout. This will be Gonzalez's 40th fight of his career and has currently won 4 of his last 5 fights. This will be Girtz's 20th fight of his career and has currently won 3 of his last 5 fights. Also on the card is Justin Wren who took 5 years off from fighting and came back to win his last two fights.


Jason Witt Vs. Justin Patterson - Patterson
Gabby Holloway Vs. Alexis Dufresne - Dufresne
Katy Collins Vs. Emily Ducote - Collins
Cody Pfister Vs. Jonathan Gary - Pfister
Emmanual Rivera Vs. Treston Thomison - Rivera

Main Card

Roman Pizzolato Vs. Justin Wren - Wren via decision
Charles Hackmann Vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. - Lovato Jr. via 1st rd submission
Fernando Gonzalez Vs. Brandon Girtz - Gonzalez via 2nd rd TKO
Marloes Coenen Vs. Julia Budd - Coenen via 2nd rd submission

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