Julia Budd earned her 12th career victory and a successful title defense Friday night in the main event of Bellator 202, finishing Talita Nogueira in the third round.

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The bout was the featured attraction on Paramount Network from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Budd defended her featherweight title, putting together a string of strikes in the third round to deal Nogueira her first pro loss in eight bouts. The finish came at 4:07 of the round.