Julia Budd vs Jessy Miele

Julia Budd (-700)

Record: 13-3-0

Age: 37

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 145

Reach: 70″

Last 5 Fights:

L – KO – Cris Cyborg

W – KO – Olga Rubin

W – KO – Talita Nogueira

W – Dec – Arlene Blencowe

W – KO – Marloes Coenen

Budd is coming off her 1st loss in almost 9 years to Cris Cyborg. She lost via 4th round TKO, but to her credit not many have made it that far. She has 6 KO/TKO’s and 1 submission out of her 13 wins. She has an impressive win over Germaine de Randamie and her only career losses have come against Amanda Nunes, Ronda Rousey, and Cris Cyborg. She’s taking a major step back in competition against Miele and she’ll be eager to get back in the win column.

Jessy Miele (+450)

Record: 9-3-0

Age: 28

Height: 5’8″

Weight: 145

Reach: 69″

Last 5 Fights:

W – Dec – Talita Nogueira

W – Dec – Elizabeth Phillips

W – KO – Kylie O’Hearn

W – Sub – Calie Cutler

L – Dec – Charmaine Tweet

Miele is on a 4-fight winning streak and she faces her toughest test yet against Julia Budd. She has 4 submissions and 2 KO/TKO’s on her resume and she won her Bellator debut over Talita Nogueira via split-decision. She actually won her last 2 fights both via split-decision. She’s a big underdog for a reason and she’ll need to be at her best to get past Julia Budd.

Prediction: Julia Budd via KO/TKO

Women’s featherweight is a very thin division and Julia Budd is simply on another level. She’s been at the top of the division for a decade and she only loses to the absolute best. Miele is 9-3 but she’s losing to opponents like Charmaine Tweet and Peggy Morgan. Take Budd to get it done.

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