Bellator 238 results: Cris Cyborg is the new featherweight champ, defeats Julia Budd via fourth-round TKO

Saturday night at the Bellator 238 event, Cris Cyborg defeated Julia Budd via fourth-round TKO to capture the featherweight title.

Cyborg is successful in her promotional debut, improving her professional MMA record to 22-2-0. The 34-year-old has now held the 145-pound belt in four major organizations – UFC, Strikeforce, Invicta FC and now Bellator MMA.

Take a look at highlights from the bout below.

Bellator 238 took place on Saturday January 25, 2020, from The Forum in Inglewood, California, United States. The main card headlined by Budd vs. Cyborg was aired live on DAZN from 10pm EST.



  1. Julia Budd started out like she routinely does when she faces what she views as a respectable opponent, she was tentative. Difference was this time she ran into an opponent who had take down defense and had take down offense as well. That was a good solid win for Cris Cyborg. Next up, Cris Cyborg versus Arlene Blencowe in a fresh matchup for Bellator and what should be some good stand up striking exchanges. Julia Budd versus Sinead Kavanagh would be a solid fresh matchup for Bellator as well. Keep the Featherweight women active in 2020.

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