Bellator 174 took place last night from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma and was headlined by Julia Budd becoming the inaugural women’s featherweight champion with a TKO victory in the fourth round against Marloes Coenen.
In the co-main event of the fight card, Fernando Gonzalez scored his sixth victory inside the Bellator cage as he scored a decision victory against Brandon Girtz in a catchweight bout of 174 pounds.
TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from Friday’s fight card.
Julia Budd is the second women’s champion in Bellator history (Zoila Frausto won the strawweight title in 2010).
The TKO victory for Budd in the 4th round marks her first stoppage victory in 1,428 days (3 years, 10 months, 26 days).
Marloes Coenen has now dropped back to back fights after opening her Bellator career with back to back victories.
Fernando Gonzalez improved to 6-1 in Bellator with a decision victory over Brandon Girtz and 4 of his 6 wins in Bellator have come by decision.
Brandon Girtz has lost back to back fights by unanimous decision after winning 3 straight fights in 2014 and 2015.
Justin Wren extended his winning streak to 6 fights with an arm-triangle choke submission victory against Roman Pizzolato and this is his 4th career victory by submission.
Rafael Lovato Jr. won his Bellator debut in 13-seconds against Charles Hackmann and he is now tied with Lyman Good for the 6th fastest victory in Bellator history.
Cody Pfister won his Bellator debut by submission against Jonathan Gray and following the victory, he announced his retirement.
Emily Ducote scored her 3rd career win by submission with a rear-naked choke victory against Katy Collins and she is now 3-1 in Bellator.
Gabrielle Holloway snapped a two fight losing streak with a TKO victory in the 2nd round against Alexis Dufresne.