MMA Junkie confirmed the new long-term deal is in place with a person close to the situation.
Budd, who is booked against Olga Rubin (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) on Bellator’s July 12 event in Thackerville, Okla., is No. 7 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA women’s pound-for-pound rankings and No. 2 in the featherweight rankings. She has already defended her title twice since capturing it in March 2017.