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.

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.