Round 1 - Budd pushes in and pushes de Randamie into the cage. Budd continuing to push in and now gets the takedown. de Randamie looking for an arm in guillotine from half guard which isn't really any threat. Budd gets her head free and is still in the half guard. Budd slips into full mount. Budd gets free of the grasp of de Randamie and postures up to throw punches but de Randamie throws punches back. Budd goes for the armbar and gives up mount and now they're back to standing. Budd pushing her back into the fence after taking a hard punch. Budd puts her on her back and finishes the round in the guard of de Randamie. 10-9 Budd.
Round 2 - Right hand blocked by Budd. Budd closes distance off a punch and pushes de Randamie into the cage again. de Randamie briefly turns her and looks for a knee but Budd turns it again and almost gets the takedown twice but de Randamie grabs the cage both times to stay standing. After about a minute Budd finishes the takedown. de Randamie reverses and gets to standing and pushes Budd into the fence. Knees landing for de Randamie. Thai clinch leads to a few more knees but Budd reverses her into the cage and then manages to get a takedown with a little over a minute left in the round. Budd keeps trying to work to improve position and isn't doing much damage, but she is controlling the fight. 10-9 Budd.
Round 3 - Budd tries for a takedown but gets thrown to the ground, de Randamie landing some punches now and spending time on top. de Randamie landing some nice punches now but does eat an upkick. Budd gets up after taking some punches and then scores a takedown. Budd just looking to hold her down to the final bell. And that's what she does. 10-9 de Randamie gives Budd the 29-28 victory.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 across the board for Julia Budd.