Even Though it’s being headlined with the aid of a matchup that is equal components garbage and ass, the rest of Bellator’s first ever pay-per-view card is really beginning to come collectively. Not simplest does it characteristic two title-combat rematches in Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler (light-weight) and King Mo Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton (interim LHW), however Bellator officials announced past as of late that the much delayed featherweight title fight between Pat Curran and Daniel Straus can be joining the principle card as neatly.
MMAJunkie passes along Bjorn Rebney’s remark on what is instantly changing into one of the vital stacked cards of the 12 months. Yup, I just wrote that:
Pat Curran’s one of the most very best blended martial artists we have now within the sport these days. Prior To breaking his hand, Straus was a fixture within the top 10 rankings with a huge quantity of talent. Curran vs. Straus is a battle I’ve needed to see when you consider that Daniel gained the tournament a year ago closing May. This must be an epic world title combat and our pay-per-view provides the perfect stage.
As Rebney said, Straus was anticipated to face Curran a little over a yr in the past after capturing the season 6 featherweight event, but was once replaced with the aid of season 7 tourney winner Shahbulat Shamhalaev following a damaged hand he suffered in training. Curran would go on to defeat the Russian substitute at Bellator Ninety Five by the use of first round guillotine choke.
It must be mentioned that Curran, who shall be making his third title protection come November 2nd, in the past defeated Straus by way of KO at an XFO adventure in 2009. Whereas Straus has gone 17-1 (!) in view that then, a year layoff will do him no favors against a fighter of Curran’s caliber.
It’s humorous, three rematches and a headlining bout between two guys with a combined record of three-Eight when you consider that 2010 is arguably a extra stacked card than 2 out of the last 3 UFC occasions. Dana, you got some splainin’ to do.