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Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran (20-5 MMA, 10-2 BMMA) will put his belt on the line against a familiar foe at Bellator 123.

Currand and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (21-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) have agreed to meet at Bellator 123, which takes place Sept. 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and airs on Spike TV. Bellator officials have yet to make a formal announcement.

The matchup was first reported by Brazilian outlet Combate.com and subsequently confirmed by multiple outlets.

Curran and Freire first met in January 2013 at Bellator 85. After five hard-fought rounds, Curran was awarded a split-decision victory and defended the Bellator 145-pound belt. Curran would eventually lose the title to Daniel Straus at Bellator 106 but quickly won in it back in a rematch four months later.

Meanwhile, following the loss to Curran, Freire earned his way back to a championship opportunity with a Season 9 tournament win. Freire downed Justin Wilcox, Fabricio Guerreiro and Diego Nunes on his way to the tourney victory.

For more on Bellator 123, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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