Julia Budd defends her women’s featherweight title against Olga Rubin in the headliner of Bellator 224 held in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The contest headlines the fight-bill on Paramount Network and DAZN.
At the official weigh-in ceremony conducted a day before the fight show, both competitions successfully made the required limit. The champion tipped the scales at 145. The challenger was 143.5. The championship bout is scheduled for five rounds.
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Rafael Carvalho weighed-in at 189.9 for his three-round 190-pound catchweight encounter with Chidi Njokuani, who was 189.6. The bout serves as the co-main event.
Also on the main card, Juliana Velasquez came in at 124.9 for her women’s flyweight battle against Kritsina Williams, who showed 125.8. In addition, Ed Ruth and Kiichi Kunimoto tipped the scales at 170 and 170.4, respectively, for their welterweight matchup that kicks off the main card.
The four-fight main card follows the preliminary card comprising 12 bouts. The top of the lineup features a light heavyweight clash between Christian Edwards and Justin Vargas. The athletes weighed-in at 204.5 and 205.4, respectively.
Sinead Kavanagh missed women’s featherweight limit coming at 147.7 for her bout against Leslie Smith, who was 144.8.
The complete fight card and weigh-in results for Bellator 224 can be found below.
Bellator 224 fight card
Julia Budd (145) vs. Olga Rubin (143.5)
Rafael Carvalho (189.9) vs. Chidi Njokuani (189.6)
Juliana Velasquez (124.9) vs. Kristina Williams (125.8)
Ed Ruth (170) vs. Kiichi Kunimoto (170.4)
Christian Edwards (204.5) vs. Justin Vargas (205.4)
AJ Agazarm (156) vs. Jacob Landin (155.1)
Nainoa Dung (155.9) vs. Brad Robison (155.1)
Will Fleury (189.4) vs. Antonio Jones (184.4)
Jordan Young (204) vs. Joel Bauman (199.9)
Leslie Smith (144.8) vs. Sinead Kavanagh (147.7*)
Gabriel Varga (145.4) vs. Jamese Taylor (145.9)
Kiefer Crosbie (165.7) vs. Mike Jackson (163.3)
Kona Oliveira (169.1) vs. Joseph Holmes (170.9)
Bruna Ellen (124.4) vs. Elina Kallionidou (125.4)
Arlene Blencowe (145.3) vs. Amanda Bell (145.8)
Lucas Brennan (145.4) vs. Thomas Lopez (145.3)