Bellator Fighting Championships began its sixth season with a featherweight title fight that delivered great action, as Pat Curran took the title from champion Joe Warren, knocking him out with big punches in the third round.
It was a great showing for Curran, who continues to look like not only the best featherweight in Bellator but one of the most powerful strikers in the featherweight division in all of MMA.
For Warren, it was his second consecutive knockout loss. Warren is a great wrestler but has problems with his striking, and he has talked about attempting to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in Greco-Roman wrestling. It remains to be seen whether he returns to the cage at all.
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Main Card (Live on MTV2)
Pat Curran defeated Joe Warren via TKO (Ref Stoppage, 3rd, 1:25)
Marlon Sandro defeated Robert Vargas by Submission (Rear-naked choke, 1st , 3:35)
Mike Corey defeated Ronnie Mann by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jeremy Spoon defeated Daniel Straus via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Preliminary Card (Live Spike.com)
Josh Shockley defeats Shamar Bailey via Unanimous Decision
Alexandre Bezerra defeats Kenny Foster via Submission (RNC, 2nd, 4:57)
Genair da Silva defeats Bobby Reardanz via TKO (Ref Stoppage, 3rd, 0:59)
Sean McCorkle defeated Richard White via Submission (Neck Crank, 1st, 1:02)
Travis Wiuff defeated Anth0ony Gomez via Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jake Nauracy defeated Cory Galloway via Submission (Rear-naked choke, 2nd, 4:22)
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