Julia Budd on winning women’s featherweight title: “it’s a dream come true.”

Last weekend, Bellator MMA touched down in Thackerville, Oklahoma with Bellator 174.

In the card’s main event, we saw Dutch veteran Marloes Coenen and streaking Canadian Julia Budd battle for the…

Though Coenen demonstrated plenty of heart and veteran savvy over the course of this fight, this one was really all Budd, who thumped her foe to a fourth-round TKO win. With this win, Budd returned to her native Canada with Bellator gold, and a place in the MMA history books as the promotion’s first-ever women’s featherweight queen.