Bellator’s go back to WinStar World Casino and Resort at Thackerville, Okla. on Friday, July 12 is going to be headlined by way of a women’s featherweight title fight featuring Canada’s Julia Budd (12 2 ) protecting her name for a third period against undefeated Olga Rubin (6-0) of Israel.
The big event will be broadcast live and free on Paramount Network, as well as DAZN.com, while preliminary activity will flow on Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App.
Struggling from Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada, Budd is set to input the Bellator cage for the first time in 20-19 and also for the third time as claiming the inaugural Bellator women’s featherweight domain in 20 17. Currently riding a winning series of 10 bouts, including six consecutive considering combining forces with Bellator at 2015, “The Jewel” has her eyes set to a third consecutive world title defense when she struggles that the undefeated Rubin on July 12. Ever since rapping off Dutch legend Marloes Coenen to its 145-pound strap in Bellator 174, the Gibson MMA-product has since accumulated back-to-back victories over top contenders Arlene Blencowe and Talita Nogueira. Together with half of her 12 career wins coming by means of knockout or entry, the prior kickboxing stand-out can look to hand Rubin the initial lack of her livelihood.
Earning her fifth appearance since signing with Bellator at 20 17, Rubin looks to guard her unblemished professional mark en route to her first career women’s featherweight domain on July 12. Observing a pair of noteworthy knock-outs within her first two promotional appearances at Bellator 164 and Bellator 188, the 29-year-old prospect has augmented her resume with dominating victories on the likes of Cindy Dandois along with Iony Razafiarison in each of her past two bouts. “Big Bad” can look to become the first fighter to beat Budd in nearly eight decades and join a select group of women that features just Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes, who have succeeded against the champ in the past.