Julia Budd talks about recovery from injury and being devastated when Marloes Coenen lost earlier this year

A key matchup in the Bellator women’s featherweight division will take place on Friday at Bellator 162 in Memphis, Tennessee as Julia Budd returns to action as she will meet Arlene Blencowe on the fight card coming from the FedEx Forum.

Budd (8-2) is currently on a six fight winning streak and her last two victories have come in the Bellator cage. She was scheduled to meet Marloes Coenen earlier this year for the inaugural Bellator women’s featherweight title, but an injury forced her out of that fight and this will be her first fight in eleven months.

During last week’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Budd was a guest on the podcast to preview her fight against Blencowe on Friday at Bellator 162 and her complete interview is below.