pat-curran-bellator-112

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.

(Pictured: Pat Curran)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Scott Coker Discusses the Future of Bellator MMA

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

Since becoming President of Bellator MMA in June of last year, Scott Coker has been hard at work bringing about several changes to the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts promotion. He immediately nixed read news >>

Bellator files lawsuit against 'Rampage' Jackson ahead of scheduled UFC return

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

Bellator MMA today filed a lawsuit to block onetime tournament winner Quinton Jackson from fighting in the UFC.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

UFC 186: Bellator lawsuit may force Rampage Jackson off card

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Bellator MMA has filed a court injunction in New Jersey to prevent Quinton Jackson from returning to the UFC this April. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson is scheduled to fight Fa read news >>

Bellator Sues to Block Rampage Jackson's UFC Return | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Bellator MMA has filed a lawsuit to try and block Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from making his UFC return. read news >>

Bellator 137: Brandon Halsey vs. Kendall Grove title fight set for May 15 on Spike TV

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

Bellator MMA Middleweight Champion Brandon Halsey will put his undefeated record on the line -- along with his 185-pound title -- when he takes on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) import Kendall read news >>

Bellator middleweight champ Brandon Halsey meets Kendall Grove at Bellator 137 on May 15

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Bellator MMA middleweight champion Brandon Halsey will look to defend his title for the first time when he meets Kendall Grove at Bellator 137.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Bellator injunction reveals exorbitant contract perks for Rampage Jackson as UFC legal battle continues

  • 25 days ago
  • 183 views

Bellator MMA's filing with the Superior Court in Burlington County, New Jersey, for an injunction against Quinton Jackson, revealed some interesting perks and expenditures they made to the former (an read news >>

Video: UFC veteran tracks down truck thieves, subdues them at Walmart

  • 21 days ago
  • 64 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator MMA veteran Ryan Jensen apprehended the thieves who broke into his truck after tracking them down at a nearby Walmart, where police arrived and took read news >>

Bellator 136 card complete, Volkov vs. Johnson added to main card

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

Former Bellator MMA heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov will return to the organization at Bellator 136 when he faces Tony Johnson. The finalized card was announced by Bellator via press release on read news >>