Daniel Straus Injury Knocks Him Out of Bellator 95 Title Fight with Pat Curran


Daniel StrausDaniel Straus has been forced out of his Bellator 95 featherweight title fight against champion Pat Curran. The bout was scheduled for April 4 at Revel Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

Straus broke his hand during a training session, according to an initial report by MMAJunkie.com.

MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday confirmed the injury with Bellator officials, who said that they were still working out how they were going to handle the situation.

Straus has been waiting for his title shot since winning the Season 6 tournament in May of last year.

Curran won the belt in March of 2012, but a broken orbital bone put him on the shelf for the remainder of the year. He has defended the title once, winning a split decision over Patricio Freire at Bellator 85 in January, the first Bellator event on Spike TV.

Straus stayed busy during his wait by submitting Alvin Robinson at Bellator 78 last October, but will now have to wait a little bit longer due to his injury.

Straus was next in line behind Freire, with Shahbulat Shamhalaev winning the spot after Straus at last week’s Bellator 90.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 12 days ago
  • 52 views

Patricio Freire has got his revenge. Nearly 20 months after a controversial split decision loss to Pat Curran at Bellator 85, "Pitbull" dominated the rematch to become the new Bellator featherweight read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 4 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 4 views

Patricio Freire won the Bellator featherweight championship with a unanimous decision victory over Pat Curran at Bellator 123, but the rematch almost didn’t happen on Sept. 5. It’s always hard to get read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Former Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus is slated to return to the cage for the first time since his dramatic title loss to Pat Curran, as he'll face season nine tournament finalist Just read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

A featherweight clash between Daniel Straus and Justin Wilcox will headline Bellator 127. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

Having lost his belt before and then regaining it, Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran doesn't ever plan to risk it in the judges' hands ever again. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 views

With a new head honcho at Bellator MMA, additions are coming to all of the promotion’s weight classes. Bellator President Scott Coker already has bolstered the roster with veterans of the now-defunct read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 46 views

Countdown to Curran vs. Pitbull 2 Bellator MMA Pat Curran defends his featherweight strap against Patricio Freire on Friday night at Bellator 123. Ta read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 13 views

Their first encounter was all about Pat Curran’s volume and accuracy. The rematch was decided by Patricio “Pitbull” Freire’s power. read news >>