Bellator continues to announce fights for their first pay-per view in history and they are certainly planning to come out guns blazing. Today, the company passed along the news that a rematch between Pat Curran and Daniel Straus for the featherweight title has been added to the ‘Bellator 106: Rampage vs. Tito’ fight card.
The Curran vs. Straus bout marks the third title fight on the card and also the third rematch.
After the announcement, Curran was quick to let everyone know how excited he is for the upcoming match.
“I’ve been with Bellator since the beginning, and seen my career grow as Bellator has,” 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.”
Straus was equally excited, and plans to come out looking for a quick stoppage win.
“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.”
The Bellator pay-per view was met with some criticism after it was announced that two fighters on losing streaks would headline the event, but the company is quickly making up for it by turning the event in to a night of champions.
With the latest announcement, here is the current fight card for Bellator’s pay-per view debut:
- Quinton Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz
- Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez - for lightweight title
- Pat Curran vs. Daniel Straus - for featherweight title
- Muhammed Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton - for interim light heavyweight title