Bellator 224 results: Julia Budd steamrolls challenger

Full results and video highlights from tonight's Bellator event

Bellator 224 is now in the books, and it was an event that went out with a bang, as the results will tell. The main event featured a title bout in women’s featherweight as Julia Budd put her championship belt on the line against challenger Olga Rubin. Budd left little room for the challenger to get started, though, as the champion landed a perfectly placed body kick that led to the end of the fight. Rubin, clearly affected by the shot, fell into a defensive shell as Budd swarmed with punches and knees that forced the referee to stop the fight in the first round.

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In other results from Bellator 224: Former middleweight champ Rafael Carvalho got past Chidi Njokuani via unanimous decision in the co-main event, getting back in the win column following two straight losses. Juliana Velasquez looked fantastic against Kristina Williams, constantly staying one step ahead in the stand up. Ed Ruth also dispatched former UFC fighter Kiichi Kunimoto via TKO in the second round.

Full Bellator 224 results below.


  • Julia Budd (c) def. Olga Rubin via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:14 – to defend women’s featherweight title
  • Rafael Carvalho def. Chidi Njokuani via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) –
  • 190-pound catchweight Juliana Velasquez def. Kristina Williams via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:03
  • Ed Ruth def. Kiichi Kunimoto via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:49


  • Nainoa Dung def. Brad Robison via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 28-27)
  • Gabriel Varga def. Jamese Taylor via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:23
  • Mike Jackson def. Kiefer Crosbie via disqualification (illegal knee) – Round 1 –
  • 165-pound catchweight Leslie Smith def. Sinead Kavanagh via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jordan Young def. Joel Bauman via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:20
  • Arlene Blencowe def. Amanda Bell via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:22
  • Will Fleury def. Antonio Jones via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) –
  • 190-pound catchweight A.J. Agazarm def. Jacob Landin via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:21
  • Christian Edwards def. Justin Vargas via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:54


  • Lucas Brennan def. Thomas Lopez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:02
  • Bruna Ellen def. Elina Kallionidou via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Joseph Holmes def. Kona Oliveira via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:41

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for