Julia Budd must now beat back the wolves, one of which she has already encountered.
Budd tipped the scales at 143.9 pounds, as she prepares to defend the Bellator MMA women’s featherweight championship in a rematch with Arlene Blencowe (144.6) atop Bellator 189 on Friday at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Meanwhile, middleweight co-headliners Rafael Lovato Jr. (185.7) and Chris Honeycutt (185.4) also met their contracted weight requirements without issue at Thursday’s official weigh-in.
Bellator 189 “Budd vs. Blencowe 2” -- which airs live on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT -- also features a middleweight battle pitting Hisaki Kato (185.2) against Chidi Njokuani (185.3) and a catchweight affair matching David Rickels (160.7) with Adam Piccolotti (160.6).
Bellator 189 Weigh-in Results:
Julia Budd (143.9) vs. Arlene Blencowe (144.6)
Rafael Lovato Jr. (185.7) vs. Chris Honeycutt (185.4)
Hisaki Kato (185.2) vs. Chidi Njokuani (185.3)
David Rickels (160.7) vs. Adam Piccolotti (160.6)
Stephanie Geltmacher (130.9) vs. Ky Bennett (130.9)
Kemmyelle Haley (169.5) vs. Brian Grinnell (169.9)
Cris Williams (145.6) vs. Thomas Lopez (145.7)
Marcos Galvao (145.8) vs. Sam Sicilia (146)
Na Liang (125) vs. Juliana Velasquez (126)
Mandel Nallo (155.4) vs. Alec Williams (155.4)
Gaston Bolanos (151) vs. Rick Gutierrez (148.4)
Frank Patterson (185.4) vs. Andrew Parker (184.7)
*Alexis Dufresne vs. Amber Leibrock has been cancelled due to Dufresne missing weight.