Julia Budd is off to an excellent begin below the PFL banner.
At 2021 PFL Championship, Budd (16-3) made her promotional debut in a non-championship preliminary card battle towards veteran professional Kaitlin Young (12-12-1) and gained through unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
2021 PFL Championship befell Wednesday at Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Hollywood, Fla. The principal card aired on ESPN2/ESPN+ after prelims on ESPN+.
Using her energy and grappling in classic trend, Budd confirmed an identical dominant skillset to what she confirmed for a lot of her Bellator tenure as champion. In every spherical, Budd took Young to the canvas. All three rounds ended with Budd on prime.
Budd’s takedowns and heavy prime recreation had been interspersed with hanging exchanges. While Young landed a few pictures, she was by no means in a position to muster up something vital sufficient to earn a spherical on a decide’s scorecard as Budd swept with 30-27s.
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The 2021 PFL Championship bout marked Budd’s promotional debut after signing with the promotion earlier this 12 months. Budd entered PFL on back-to-back victories over Jessy Miele and Dayana Silva in Bellator and prolonged her successful streak to a few with Wednesday’s efficiency.
With the defeat, Young has now misplaced back-to-back fights and three of her most up-to-date 5 outings.
The 2021 PFL Championship outcomes embody:
- Julia Budd def. Kaitlin Young through unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Don Madge def. Nathan Williams through submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:15