Nov 2, 2013; Long Beach, CA, USA; Daniel Straus (red gloves) and Pat Curran (blue gloves) during their Bellator Featherweight World Championship fight at the Long Beach Arena. Daniel Straus won by decision. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Bellator 112: Scorecard for Daniel Straus vs Pat Curran



Last night, at Bellator 112, the Featherweights put on a spectacular show in the main event of the evening. The rubber match between champion, Daniel Straus, and former champion, Pat Curran, waged for five rounds before Curran submitted Straus with under 30 seconds left in the final round. It was a stunning and incredible end to a fantastic fight.

Going into the fifth round the fight was very close, but Pat’s corner had told him that he likely would need to finish Straus in order to win. In the end, Pat was able to get the finish over Straus, but did he need to? Late last night the scorecard for the fight was released on Twitter:

It seems that if the fight had gone to decision, it would have caused quite the controversy. All three judges saw the fight going into the fifth round differently. Judge Kelvin Caldwell saw the bout tied up at two rounds apiece going into the fifth round. Judge David Hinkel saw it 3 rounds to 1 for Straus, while Judge Otto Torriero somehow saw it 3 to 1 Curran.

When three judges see the same bout going three different ways, there is clearly something wrong with the current system in place.

Tags: Bellator Bellator 112 Bjorn Rebney Daniel Straus Pat Curran

  • Karahbernard

    That’s a dumb statement and I’m very surprised coming from a person who is suppose to be knowledgeable of the sport! There are three judges because you want three different views or assessment of the bout! There is nothing wrong with the system. Stop trying to start something where there is nothing!