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Jimmy Smith on what makes Arlene Blencowe dangerous in Bellator 189 rematch with champ Julia Budd

Bellator is back Stateside next week, and the women’s featherweight title will be on the line.

In the Bellator 189 main event, champion Julia Budd (10-2 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will put her belt up in a rematch with Arlene Blencowe (10-6 MMA, 3-2 BMMA). The card also includes a middleweight bout between Chris Honeycutt (10-1 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) and Rafael Lovato Jr. (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).

Bellator 189 takes place Dec. 1 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The main card will air on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.

Budd won Bellator’s inaugural women’s featherweight title earlier this year when she stopped former Strikeforce champ Marloes Coenen with a fourth-round TKO at Bellator 174, which also took place in Thackerville.

Julia Budd vs. Arlene Blencowe

To get to that title shot, Budd, from Canada, won her first three Bellator fights after a 4-0 run for Invicta FC. And the third of those wins came at Bellator 162 nearly a year ago – a unanimous decision win over Blencowe, who now will challenge for her title.

Blencowe, from Australia, has gone 3-0 since that loss. She picked up a pair of knockout wins in her native Australia, then took a split call from Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 182 in August.

Ahead of the title fight, Bellator analyst Jimmy Smith takes a look at the rematch and just why Blencowe is dangerous in the latest edition of “What to Watch.”

For more on Bellator 189, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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