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Bellator 174: Coenen vs Budd

Bellator returns to Thackerville for Bellator 174, and they will crown their first women’s featherweight (145 pounds) as former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen takes on Julia Budd. In the co-main event, welterweights Brandon Girtz and Fernando Gonzalez square off.

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Event Details

Event: Bellator 174: Coenen vs Budd

Date: Friday, March 3rd, 2017; 9:00 PM ET (Main Card)

Location: Global Event Center, WinStar World Casino & Resort, Thackerville, OK

TV: Spike TV (Main Card); (Prelims)

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Main Card

Marloes Coenen vs. Julia Budd – Inaugural Women’s Featherweight Title Bout

Coenen (23-7) is a former jiu-jitsu champion as well, although she was submitted by Alexis Dufresne (who missed weight) last May. Budd (9-2) has won seven straight, and her losses have come to former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, as well as current bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Budd is a kickboxer by nature and will want to keep this standing up, while Coenen will want the opposite. Budd wins this battle of styles and claims the belt.

Pick: Budd

Brandon Girtz vs. Fernando Gonzalez – Welterweight

Girtz (14-5) had a three-fight win streak stopped by Adam Piccolotti in November, while Gonzalez lost a tough split decision to Michael Page in November. That was a really tough fight for Gonzalez, a former Muay Thai champion and a kickboxer. Girtz has a wrestling background and he should look to take his opponent to the mat, but Gonzalez will be confident from taking Page to the brink and grab the win over Girtz.

Pick: Gonzalez

Chris Honeycutt vs. Kendall Grove – Middleweight

Honeycutt (9-1, 1 NC) defeated Ben Reiter by unanimous decision in December for his third win in a row, while Grove (23-16, 1 NC) was knocked out by Alexander Shlemenko in October. Grove has been knocked out eight times now, and that is right up Honeycutt’s alley as he has four TKO/KO wins. He has to be careful once on the mat, however, as Grove has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and 10 submission wins. However, Honeycutt should have enough to pull this out.

Pick: Honeycutt

Steve Garcia vs. Joe Taimanglo – Bantamweight

Garcia (7-1) bounced back from his first pro loss by outpointing Ronnie Lawrence in October, while Taimanglo (23-7-1) had a four-fight win streak snapped by Darrion Caldwell in December. Garcia would like for the fight to stay standing up, and Taimanglo, who went to the semifinals of the Season Nine Featherweight Tournament before dowinshifting to bantamweight, will oblige him to a point. Eventually, he will get Garcia to the mat and use his jiu-jitsu, which has gotten him 12 submission wins. Take Taimanglo to the bank in Thackerville.

Pick: Taimanglo

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Full Fight Card

Weight Class Fighter Fighter
Main Card (Spike TV)
Women’s Featherweight Marloes Coenen Julia Budd
Welterweight Brandon Girtz Fernando Gonzalez
Middleweight Chris Honeycutt Kendall Grove
Bantamweight Steve Garcia Joe Taimanglo
Preliminary Card (
Lightweight Cody Pfister Jonathan Gary
Welterweight Jason Witt Justin Patterson
Featherweight Emmanuel Rivera Treston Thomison
Middleweight Rafael Lovato Jr. Wayman Carter

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