Bellator MMA add women’s featherweight division

Bellator MMA have announced an inaugural women’s featherweight title fight between Marloes Coenen (23-7)and Julia Budd (9-2).

The fight will take place less than a month after the UFC’s first women’s featherweight title fight.

Coenen will be looking to add this title to her name having been a Strikeforce Bantamweight champion and with 30 career fights is the more experienced of the pair.

Budd goes into fight on a seven fight win streak, she is also a former Strikeforce competitor who has suffered only two losses in seven years, one of which was at the hands of former Strikeforce Champion Ronda Rousey. The 33 year old Canadian will be looking for her first title win against the Dutch submission specialist.

 

 

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