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Bellator 174 took place March 3rd from the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. In the night’s Main Event, Julia Budd because the first ever Featherweight Champion with a win over Marloes Coenen. In round one Budd took Coenen down but was not active, seemingly more focused on avoiding submission attempts. But after that, Budd continued to take her down over and over and dominate before finally finishing her half way through round four. Coenen announced her retirement after the bout. In other women’s action. Gabby Holloway scored a big upset win over Alexis Dufresne. Round one saw Dufresne dominate on the ground however she seemed to have nothing left for the second round and Holloway got on top and secured the TKO win. Also, Emily Ducote scored an impressive win over Katy Collins with a first round submission. Collins came out aggressive and seemed in control at first, but that was short lived and Ducote took over and once she got Collins back, it was over. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. 170LB Catch Weight: Justin Patterson (9-1) defeated Jason Witt (7-4) via TKO at :13 of Round 3.
2. Featherweight: Gabby Holloway (6-5) defeated Alexis Dufresne (6-3) via TKO at 2:53 of Round 2.
3. Flyweight: Emily Ducote (5-2) defeated Katy Collins (6-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:53 of Round 1.
4. Lightweight: Cody Pfister (13-6-1) defeated Jonathan Gary (12-8-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:04 for Round 1.
5. 151LB Catch Weight: Emmanuel Rivera (6-0) defeated Tristan Thomison (10-5) via Unanimous Decision (30-26/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-26 Rivera.
6. 195LB Catch Weight: Rafael Lovato Jr. (5-0) defeated Charles Hackman (4-5) via TKO at :13 of Round 1.
7. Heavyweight: Justin Wren (13-2) defeated Roman Pizzolato (9-7) via Tapout (Arm Triangle) at 2:35 of Round 1.
8. Welterweight: Fernando Gonzalez (26-14) defeated Brandon Girtz (14-6) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-27/30-26). We scored it 29-28 Girtz.
9. Featherweight Title: Julia Budd (10-2) defeated Marloes Coenen (23-8) via TKO at 2:42 of Round 4.
Submission of the Night: Justin Wren
Knockout of the Night: Gabby Holloway
Fight of the Night: Fernando Gonzalez vs Brandon Girtz