Bellator MMA has added a third title bout to their PPV debut: Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran will fight Daniel Straus on November 2. The fight is a rematch, with Curran taking the first by KO in the second, back in April of 09.
“I’ve been with Bellator since the beginning, and seen my career grow as Bellator has,” said Curran said. “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.”
Strauss expressed similar sentiments.
“When Pat and I met in 2009, we were two completely different fighters," said Strauss. "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.
“This won’t be a long, drawn out process. I’m going in for the kill.”
Announced fights on the card now include:
Daniel Straus vs. Pat Curran (Bellator featherweight champion)
Emanuel Newton vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (for interim light heavyweight title)
Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler (Bellator lightweight champion)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz