Kristina Williams vs. Juliana Velasquez Slated for Bellator 224 on July 12

By: Tristen Critchfield
May 29, 2019


A women’s flyweight bout pitting Kristina Williams against Juliana Velasquez has been added to the Bellator 224 lineup.

Sherdog.com confirmed the booking with a promotion official following an initial report from The Score. Bellator 224 takes place at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla., on July 12 and is headlined by a featherweight title tilt between Julia Budd and Olga Rubin. The evening’s main card airs on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

Williams has compiled a 3-1 professional record while competing solely under the Bellator banner. Most recently, “Warhorse” outpointed Bruna Ellen at Bellator 210 this past November. Her lone defeat came against former UFC and Bellator title challenger Valerie Letourneau at Bellator 201.

Rio de Janeiro’s Velasquez is unbeaten in eight career bouts, a stint that includes a trio of triumphs within the California-based promotion. The Team Nogueira product began her Bellator tenure with finishes of Na Liang and Rebecca Ruth before taking a split verdict over Alejandra Lara at Bellator 212.

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