Bellator has announced the headlining fight of Bellator 95 which is set to go down on April 4 at Ovation Hall at Revel in Atlantic City, NJ. Featherweight Champion Pat Curran will square off against tournament winner Daniel Straus. According the press release, the night will also feature Lyman Good and Munah Holland, as well as the Bellator debut of New Jersey fan-favorite Tom DeBlass.
Straus has looked unstoppable in his last few bouts, and now he gets to fight for the gold.
“Fighting for the Bellator Featherweight Title against Pat just signifies how my career has come full circle,” Straus said. “It was my loss to Pat that motivated me to become a better fighter. Now I get to see how much better I’ve actually gotten. Getting a chance to show my skills on Spike TV is a huge opportunity for me. The stage keeps getting bigger and the viewers and eyes are growing. I welcome the challenge to perform well in front of millions against one of the world’s best featherweights. I feel I have a lot to provide in this fight and I intend on doing so.”
While he may hold a past win over him, fans shouldn’t think for a second that Curran will be looking past Straus.
“This may end up being the most challenging fight I’ve faced up this point,” Curran admitted. “Daniel is going to make for a very tough challenge, but I know what I’m capable of. I feel like I’m always growing as a fighter, and the sky is really the limit for me. I’ve got the belt, and I’m not letting anyone take it away from me.”
The Main Card will broadcast LIVE starting at 10 p.m. EST on Spike, as well as in Spanish language on mun2. The preliminary card will be streamed LIVE and FREE on Spike.com, with doors to event opening at 6:30 PM EST.
As always, Fighters.com will be bringing you complete coverage of the event