Bellator 224 Results & Highlights: Julia Budd scores quick stoppage to defend championship

Bellator 224 Fight Highlights

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Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd retained her championship belt at Bellator 224 on Friday, July 12, 2019, in Thackerville, Oklahoma, with a first-round TKO stoppage of Olga Rubin.

Budd is now on an 11-fight winning streak, having defeated Marloes Coenen to capture the belt in 2017. She has since defended the belt three times.

Former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho got back on the winning track at Bellator 224 with his decision victory over Chidi Njokuani, while highly touted wrestling standout Ed Ruth bounced back from the first defeat of his professional career by taking out Kiichi Kunimoto.

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Bellator 224: Budd vs. Rubin Full Results

Main Card

  • Julia Budd (13-2) defeated Olga Rubin (6-1) via TKO (strikes) at 2:14 of round one to retain world title
  • Rafael Carvalho (16-3) defeated Chidi Njokuani (18-7, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
  • Juliana Velasquez (9-0) defeated Kristina Williams (3-2) via TKO (punches) at 4:03 of round two
  • Ed Ruth (7-1) defeated Kiichi Kunimoto (20-8-2, 1 NC) via TKO (punches) at 3:49 of round two

Preliminary Card

  • Christian Edwards (1-0) defeated Justin Vargas (3-2) via TKO (punches) at 0:54 of round one
  • AJ Agazarm (1-1) defeated Jacob Landin (0-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:21 of round one
  • Will Fleury (6-1) defeated Antonio Jones (7-3) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Arlene Blencowe (12-7) defeated Amanda Bell (6-6) via KO (punches) at 0:22 of round one
  • Jordan Young (11-0) defeated Joel Bauman (3-1) via submission (triangle choke) at 3:20 of round one
  • Leslie Smith (11-7-1) defeated Sinead Kavanagh (5-4) via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Mike Jackson (13-12) defeated Kiefer Crosbie (6-1) via DQ (illegal knee)
  • Gabriel Varga (1-0) defeated Jamese Taylor (0-1) via TKO (strikes) at 3:23 of round two
  • Nainoa Dung (3-0) defeated Brad Robison (3-1) via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 28-27
  • Joseph Holmes (1-1) defeated Kona Oliveira (1-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:41 of round two
  • Bruna Ellen (5-2) defeated Elina Kallionidou (7-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Lucas Brennan (1-0) defeated Thomas Lopez (1-5) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:02 of round one

ONE Masters of Destiny Recap: Champ Angela Lee upset in non-title fight (video)

ONE Masters of Destiny Fight Highlights

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Angela Lee suffered her second successive defeat at ONE: Masters of Destiny on Friday, July 12, 2019, in Kuala Lumpur. She was beaten by former teammate and training partner Michelle Nicolini after a close and competitive contest that went the distance.

This non-title strawweight bout at the Axiata Arena pitted together two BJJ black belts and turned out to be a three-round grappling match, though some heavy leather was thrown en route to Nicolini’s massive upset victory.

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ONE: Masters of Destiny Results

  • Kickboxing: Giorgio Petrosyan def. Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy by Decision (Unanimous)
  • Michelle Nicolini def. Angela Lee via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Ev Ting def. Daichi Abe via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:44 of R2
  • Gurdarshan Mangat def. Abro Fernandes via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Jihin Radzuan def. Jomary Torres via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:07 of R1
  • Kickboxing: Troy Worthen def. Chen Rui via TKO (Punches) at 3:29 of R2
  • Kickboxing: Hiroki Akimoto def. Kenny Tse via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Kickboxing: Janet Todd def. Kai Ting Chuang via Decision (Majority)
  • Dae Sung Park def. Kimihiro Eto by TKO (Punches) at 1:59 of R2
  • Aleksi Toivonen def. Akihiro Fujisawa via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:27 of R1
  • Muay Thai: Mohammed Bin Mahmoud def. Saiful Merican via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Adrian Mattheis def. Zhe Li via TKO (strikes) at 1:51 of R2
  • Bozhena Antoniyar def. Bi Nguyen via Decision (Split)
  • Muay Thai: Sorgraw Petchyindeeacademy def. George Mann via Decision (Split)
  • Kickboxing: Josh Tonna def. Yoshihisa Morimoto via Decision (Unanimous)