Friday, December 2, 2022

Bellator 224 Results: Julia Budd Maintains Hold On Gold

UPDATE: The Bellator 224 results are in. Julia Budd stopped Olga Rubin to successfully retain her women’s featherweight title.

The time has arrived for Bellator 224.

The card will take place tonight (July 12) inside the Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main card will air live at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network and DAZN. Peep the Bellator 224 weigh-in results here.

In the main event of Bellator 224, women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd will put her gold on the line against Olga Rubin. The co-main event will see middleweight action as former 185-pound champion Rafael Carvalho goes one-on-one with Chidi Njokuani. Julianna Velasquez will look to keep her unbeaten record intact when she takes on Kristina Williams. The main card begins with a welterweight tilt between Ed Ruth and Kiichi Kunimoto.

The preliminary portion of Bellator 224 will begin at 6:45 p.m. ET and you can watch a live stream of the action above. Our Adam Martin also took a look into his crystal ball for some main card predictions.

Keep refreshing this page for updated results below:

Main Card (Paramount Network/DAZN)

  • Julia Budd def. Olga Rubin via TKO (body kick and punches) – R1, 2:14
  • Rafael Carvalho def. Chidi Njokuani via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Juliana Velasquez def. Kristina Williams via TKO (punches) – R2, 4:03
  • Ed Ruth def. Kiichi Kunimoto via TKO (knee and punches) – R2, 3:49

Prelims (MMA News)

  • Christian Edwards def. Justin Vargas via TKO (strikes) – R1, 0:54
  • A.J. Agazarm def Jacob Landin via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 4:21
  • Nainoa Dung def. Bradley Robison via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 28-27)
  • Will Fleury def. Antonio Jones via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jordan Young def. Joel Bauman via submission (triangle choke) – R1, 3:20
  • Leslie Smith def. Sinead Kavanagh via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Gabriel Varga def. Jamese Taylor via TKO (punches) – R2, 3:23
  • Mike Jackson def. Kiefer Crosbie via DQ (illegal knee) – R1
  • Joseph Holmes def. Kona Oliveira via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 2:41
  • Bruna Ellen def. Elina Kallionidou via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Arlene Blencowe def. Amanda Bell via TKO (punches) – R1, 0:22
  • Lucas Brennan def. Thomas Lopez via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:02