On Friday, July 13, Bellator MMA hosted its 202nd event from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.
In the night’s main event, women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd met challenger Talita Nogueira. Canada’s Budd captured the belt at Bellator 174 last March with a TKO win over Marloes Coenen. She then defended the title against Arlene Blencowe in December. Brazil’s Nogueira, meanwhile, had yet to taste defeat in her MMA career. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist made her promotional debut in August, submitting Amanda Bell in the first round.
The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on the promotion’s website at 7 p.m. ET. The main card followed live at 9 p.m. ET on the Paramount Network.
Julia Budd def. Talita Nogueira by TKO (punches). Round 3, 4:07 – for women’s featherweight title
Michael McDonald def. Eduardo Dantas by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:58
Chris Honeycutt def. Leo Leite by unanimous decision (30-25 x3)
Valentin Moldavsky def. Ernest James by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 4:03
Will Morris def. Charles Williams by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-26)
Veta Arteaga def. Emily Ducote by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Yaroslav Amosov def. Gerald Harris by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Steve Kozola def. Ryan Walker by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:45
Rudy Schaffroth def. Jon Hill by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 0:42
Tyler Ingram def. Fernando Gonzalez by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:13
Nation Gibrick def. Luis Erives by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 1:30
Daniel Carey def. Aaron Webb by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:54