Julia Budd

The Andrews Report – Budd stakes her Bellator title shot claim with win over Arlene Blencowe

Canadian Bellator featherweight Julia Budd (9-2-0) made a victorious return Oct. 21 at Bellator 162 with a majority decision win over Australia’s Arlene Blencowe (7-6-0).

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Budd used her takedowns and ground game to neutralize the striking of Blencowe, particularly in the second round.

Budd’s victory likely resets the table for the previously scheduled Bellator featherweight title bout with Marloes Coenen.

Let’s see what happens.

24-year-old Milwaukee bantamweight Leah Letson (3-1-0) announced today on her Facebook page intentions to fight Jan. 27 in a Pure FC title bout.

For Canadian readers in the Toronto area, The National Women’s Show is scheduled from Nov. 4-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building).

National Women's Show

Over 500 exhibits to visit with the newest products and services. A regular day ticket is $15 CAD, but currently going for $13 CAD. Click here for more details.

There’s a nice piece on the state of WMMA in Singapore. There’s always more to prove.


Brittany Anne – @gundamqueen

Leah Letson – @LeahNidasMMA

Carolyn Blakely – @carolynblakely

See you next week!

@kenaiandrews The Andrews Report – Budd stakes her Bellator title shot claim with win over Arlene Blencowe

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.
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