#Bellator197 results: Juliana Velasquez TKOs Rebecca Ruth in the third round

Tonight, at Bellator 197 in St. Charles, Missouri, flyweight hopefuls did battle as “Ruthless” Rebecca Ruth returned to action for the first time since 2016 to take on Juliana Velasquez in her sophomore Bellator appearance. Check out how the action played out below!

RECAP: Both ladies came to brawl! This was a great fight. Both ladies had big moments– in the first round, Ruth dropped Velasquez with a vicious left hook only for Juliana to return the favor with a left of her own. Both fighters took damage and it was a close round. In the third round, Velasquez poured it on but Ruth hung tough. Finally, in the final frame, a vicious body kick sealed the deal and secured Juliana her second Bellator fight/finish.

JUliana velasquez def. rebecca ruth via round 3 tko (kick)
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  1. Dam I hated seeing Rebecca Ruth lose that fight. She is my favorite Bellator female fighter. It was a tough, gritty fight before that leg kick to the body. I hope she can pick up a win in her next Bellator appearance.

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