Bellator 174 matches Marloes Coenen against Julia Budd for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship. This marks the first time that a women’s mixed martial arts bout will headline a Bellator event.
The veteran Coenen (23-7) has won two of her three fights while competing for Bellator. She will look to rebound from a submission loss to Alexis Dufresne in her last outing at Bellator 155 in May 2016. Coenen has recorded an impressive 17 wins via submission. Budd (9-2) enters the title clash on roll having won seven consecutive bouts. She is coming off a decision win over Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 162 in October 2016.
Bellator 174 takes place from the Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, OK. The main card will be televised live on Spike TV beginning at 9:00pm ET.