The Winstar Casino down in Thackerville, Oklahoma, will be the site of arguably the most historic night in Bellator MMA’s history. For the first time ever, not only will a pair of women headline a Bellator card, one of them will also be crowned the featherweight champion (online betting).
At Thursday’s weigh-ins, both Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd came in perfectly on target for their matchup. Coenen, one of the best pure grapplers in women’s mixed martial arts and a pioneer of the sport, came in at 144.7 pounds. Budd, who has only lost to eventual world champions in Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes and holds a win over current UFC 145-pound champ Germaine de Randamie, weighed in at 144.8 pounds.
Bellator 174 will be televised live on Spike beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The prelims will be streamed on Sherdog.com.
Bellator 174 Weigh-in Results:Marloes Coenen (144.7) vs. Julia Budd (144.8)
Fernando Gonzalez (173.9) vs. Brandon Girtz (165.6)
Cody Pfister (155.6) vs. Jonathan Gary (155.4)
Jason Witt (170.6) vs. Justin Patterson (174.5)
Emmanuel Rivera (150.7) vs. Treston Thomison (147.3)
Justin Wren (234.4) vs. Roman Pizzolatto (242.6)
Alexis Dufresne (145.3) vs. Gabrielle Holloway (146)
Emily Ducote (124.1) vs. Katy Collins (125.8)
Charles Hackmann (194.8) vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. (193)