Julia Budd takes on top prospect and challenger Talita Nogueira for her featherweight title this Friday night at Bellator 202.
The main card takes place from the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma and airs live on Paramount Network.
Budd, a 35-year-old, earned her first title defense this past December when she scored a split decision over Arlene Blencowe. She won the belt with a fourth round TKO vs. Marloes Coenen and is currently on a nine-fight win streak that dates back to her fourth pro bout vs. Ronda Rousey in Strikeforce.
Nogueira is unbeaten over seven pro bouts, securing her title shot with a submission of Amanda Bell this past August in her Bellator debut. She won the 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
Along with Budd vs. Nogueira, former champion Eduardo Dantas meets ex-UFC title challenger Michael McDonald, Chris Honeycutt takes on Leo Leite and Valentin Moldavsky battles Ernest James.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (Paramount Network/9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Female Featherweight Championship
Julia Budd (c) vs. Talita Nogueira
Bantamweight: Eduardo Dantas vs. Michael McDonald
Middleweight: Chris Honeycutt vs. Leo Leite
Heavyweight: Valentine Moldavsky vs. Ernest James
PRELIMINARY CARD (ParamountNetwork.com)
Heavyweight: Jon Hill vs. Rudy Schaffroth
Welterweight: Fernando Gonzalez vs. Tyler Ingram
Female Flyweight: Emily Ducote vs. Veta Arteaga
Welterweight: Gerald Harris vs. Yaroslav Amosov
Lightweight: Will Morris vs. Luis Erives
Featherweight: Aaron Webb vs. Daniel Carey
Female Flyweight: Stephanie Geltmacher vs. Deborah Kouzmin
Lightweight: Steve Kozola vs. Ryan Walker