Another title fight has been signed to Bellator’s pay per view debut. In a rematch from 2009, Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran will take on Daniel Straus and defend his belt belt for the third time. In their first fight, it was Curran who knocked out Straus minutes into the second round, and now Straus gets the chance to erase the loss from his record for all the featherweight marbles. The event now has 3 title fights, and a main event light heavyweight bout between Quinton Jackson and Tito Ortiz.
Bellator President and CEO Bjorn Rebney:
“Pat Curran’s one of the best Mixed Martial Artists we have in the game today. Before breaking his hand Straus was a fixture in the Top 10 rankings with a huge amount of talent. Curran vs. Straus is a fight I’ve wanted to see since Daniel won the tournament a year ago last May. This should be an epic world title fight and our PPV provides the perfect stage.”
“I’ve been with Bellator since the beginning, and seen my career grow as Bellator has. It means the world to me to be able to defend my title on our first Pay-Per-View, especially with such a tough fight ahead of me. I’m not taking Straus lightly. He is an incredibly tough featherweight, and I’m not even thinking about our first fight in 2009, we are two totally different guys right now. This card is stacked, and I want to give Bellator and all our fans a great show.”
“It’s finally here. I’ve faced so many setbacks over the last year, and my title shot is finally here. When Pat and I met in 2009, we were two completely different fighters. Both of us have developed so much in that time, but I still want that loss of my record. That fight taught me a lot about where I was as a fighter, especially considering I’ve gone 17-1 since we last met. I’m just excited to be able to get a chance to fight for a title on a huge stage like this. I really don’t know how this fight is going to end, but I envision it going quickly. This won’t be a long, drawn out process. I’m going in for the kill.”