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Bellator 224 Julia Budd vs Olga Rubin: fight card, start time, predictions and live channels

Bellator 224 Julia Budd vs Olga Rubin: fight card, start time, predictions and live channels

After the dramatic matchs in Bellator 223, LIVE Sports Asia continued to give you all the interesting information about competition time, fight cards, live channel and predictions of Bellator 224 between Julia Budd vs Olga Rubin.

Bellator 224 Julia Budd vs Olga Rubin

Bellator 224 Julia Budd vs Olga Rubin: fight card, start time, predictions and live channels

The Bellator 224 will take place at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla.

Julia Budd – the Bellator featherweight champion principal made her way into fans’ households through the Strikeforce Challengers series back in 2010. Budd fought 4 times in that series, beating Germaine de Randamie, Shana Nelson before losing to the then-relatively unfamiliar Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey.

The loss to Rousey back in 2011 was Budd’s last one to date. After winning 4-0 with 3 finishes in Invicta FC, ‘The Jewel’ signed with Bellator in 2015. Victories against Arlene Blencowe, Gabrielle Holloway and Roberta Samad set Budd up for a title fight with Marloes Coenen – the former Strikeforce champion for the opening Bellator women’s featherweight title. At that time, Budd won the championship through knock-out.

Since then, Julia Budd has defended her title 2 times. In 2017, She won a contentious split-decision in a rematch against Arlene Blencowe. In her last match, Budd dominated the whole match before finishing Talita Nogueira in the third round of Bellator 202.

Olga Rubin’s route to Bellator 224 is much less interesting, but still impressive. The Israeli fighter won 6-0 and picked up the biggest win of her career last November against WMMA veteran Cindy Dandois in just her 5th fight. After the victory against Dandois, Rubin was set to handle Sinead Kavanagh – the former champion boxer-turned-MMA fighter. Kavanagh pulled out of the bout with an injury and Rubin would instead face and beat Iony Razafiarison at Bellator 217 in this year’s February.

Julia Budd vs. Olga Rubin

Records: Julia Budd (12-2 MMA, 6-0 BMMA), Olga Rubin (6-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA)

Past five: Budd 5-0, Rubin 5-0

Division: Women’s featherweight

Rankings: Budd No. 3, No. 8 pound-for-pound; Rubin No. 8

Odds (as of 07.08.19): N/A