Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Women’s Featherweight
Who won Cyborg vs Budd?
Cris Cyborg beat Julia Budd by , during the main event of Bellator 238, on Saturday 25th January 2020 at The Forum in Inglewood.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Cris Cyborg.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
This contest was for the Bellator women’s featherweight championship.
Cyborg vs Budd stats
Cris Cyborg stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Julia Budd made her way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Cyborg had a massive power advantage over Budd, boasting at 81% knock out percentage over Budd's 46%.
Cris Cyborg was the younger woman by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Cyborg was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made her debut in 2005, 5 years and 5 months earlier than Budd, whose first professional fight was in 2010. She had fought 8 more professional rounds, 52 to Budd's 44.
Cyborg vs Budd form
Cyborg had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight before this contest, she had defeated Felicia Spencer at UFC 240 on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Going into that contest, she had defeated Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had beat Holly Holm at UFC 219 on 30th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
She had won against Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Cyborg's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.