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Sports Cyborg destroys Budd with 4th-round TKO to win Bellator title

09:05  26 january  2020
09:05  26 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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In the main event of Bellator 238, Cris Cyborg defeated Julia Budd by fourth round stoppage to win the women’s featherweight title . The challenger Cyborg went on to have a good first round , dropping Budd with a right hook. The Brazilian’s success continued on in the second round as Budd

Cyborg wore down Budd before scoring a fourth- round TKO . Cyborg captured the championship with a stoppage of Julia Budd in the main event of Bellator 238 from The Forum in Inglewood, California, dominating the fight before finally finishing the job in Round 4. The title - winning victory

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Cris Cyborg finished Julia Budd via fourth-round TKO to become the new Bellator women's featherweight champion in the Bellator 238 main event Saturday night.

Cyborg is now the first fighter to win titles in the UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC. It was her Bellator debut following a three-year stint with the UFC, the promotion in which she held the featherweight belt for about a year and a half.

Cyborg blitzed her opponent early in the fourth with a barrage of strikes, and Budd couldn't escape the onslaught. The new titleholder landed a massive kick to her opponent's body to seal the deal. The stoppage came 1:14 into the frame.

Budd confident ahead of Cyborg bout: 'I'm so ready for this test'

  Budd confident ahead of Cyborg bout: 'I'm so ready for this test' Bellator women's featherweight champion Julia Budd is champing at the bit for Saturday's fight against former UFC champion Cris Cyborg. "It's come at the right time," Budd told theScore. "F---, my first year of fighting, I (had to fight) Ronda Rousey, Amanda Nunes, Germaine de Randamie. I wasn't well-rounded, I didn't know what I was doing. But at the same time, it's extra exciting because now I'm so ready for this test (against Cyborg)." Budd"It's come at the right time," Budd told theScore. "F---, my first year of fighting, I (had to fight) Ronda Rousey, Amanda Nunes, Germaine de Randamie. I wasn't well-rounded, I didn't know what I was doing.

Cris Cyborg vs. Julia Budd full fight video highlights. Having previously won women’s featherweight titles in Strikeforce, Invicta, and the UFC, Cyborg took the An onslaught of shots in round four had Budd hurt, and a straight right to the body folded Julia up and led to Mike Beltran calling the fight over.

Cyborg attempts to immediately win Bellator gold when she faces featherweight champ Budd . Cyborg will be looking to claim her fourth different promotional title after reigns as champion with Prediction: Cyborg via TKO 2. Featherweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal -- Darrion Caldwell -125 vs

Budd had her moments early in the contest, but Cyborg took over in the second round. She dominated the Canadian, whether on the feet or the ground.

As usual, Cyborg was the more aggressive fighter, excelling at positional control. Though she's slightly smaller than Budd, the Brazilian managed to hold her opponent in the clinch and attack with short punches.

Cyborg, who won her second straight fight, stayed more active than Budd and nearly finished the bout at the end of the third round when she was in top mount.

Budd had been the Bellator women's 145-pound champion since March 2017. She defended the title three times.

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