Bellator’s first pay-per-view venture is starting to come together, as the promotion has announced a trio of title fights to make up the bulk of the main card. Surprisingly, all three are rematches of prior contests. Promotional officials announced Tuesday that Pat Curran will defend his featherweight title against tournament winner Daniel Straus.
Curran has been perfect since making the move to the featherweight division, bouncing back from a difficult loss to Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship. He was originally set to defend his title against Straus in April, but a broken hand and legal difficulties kept him out of the fight. Curran will look to claim his third-straight title defense, and stake his claim as one of the top featherweights in the world. The two already fought as lightweights back in 2009, with Curran earning a knockout victory in the second round.
The featherweight pairing bolsters a main card that already features championship bouts in the lightweight and light heavyweight divisions as well. Michael Chandler will defend his belt against rival Eddie Alvarez in the most anticipated rematch in promotional history, while “King Mo” Lawal has the chance to redeem himself against Emmanuel Newton in a rematch to determine the Interim Light Heavyweight Champion.
Stay tuned as we will bring you the finalized card once it has been announced.