Straus will compete in Bellator
Fighting Championships’ sixth-season featherweight tournament,
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced Tuesday.
Straus joins Marlon
Sandro, Ronnie Mann
Fabiano as a confirmed participant for the upcoming 145-pound
draw. In addition to the featherweight proceedings, Bellator also
plans to hold tournaments in the bantamweight, lightweight,
welterweight and middleweight divisions. Season 6 is expected to
begin in March and will air live on MTV2 on Friday nights.
Straus, 27, fought his way to the finals of Bellator’s Season 4
featherweight tournament in spring, outpointing Nazareno
Malegarie in the first round before submitting Kenny
Foster in April’s semifinals. Ultimately, Straus could not
capture the tournament crown, as he dropped a unanimous decision to
bracket champion Patricio
Freire one month later at Bellator 45.
Following his loss to the younger “Pitbull” brother, Straus earned
a victory outside of the Bellator cage on Oct. 15, taking a
unanimous nod over Jason Dent at
“Caged Fury 15.”