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

Derek Anderson injured, Patricky 'Pitbull' Freire meets Ryan Couture at Bellator 148

  • 24 days ago
  • 5 views

An injury to Derek Anderson has forced him off Bellator 148’s main card and Patricky Freire will step in to face Ryan Couture at the Jan. 29 event.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Teammate: Josh Koscheck will fight again despite Bellator debut injury withdrawal

  • 15 days ago
  • 6 views

Josh Koscheck’s withdrawal from his Bellator debut due to injury could have been a significant setback for the veteran fighter. Fortunately, though, it won’t spell the end of the road for the 38-year read news >>

Cain Velasquez out, Stipe Miocic meets Fabricio Werdum for heavyweight title

  • 12 days ago
  • 1048 views

Injury has dealt Cain Velasquez another blow, as he’s been forced to pull out of UFC 196.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Twitter reacts to Cain Velasquez's injury, new Werdum-Miocic headliner at UFC 196

  • 12 days ago
  • 374 views

Another UFC main event was forced to undergo change today when it was announced that Cain Velasquez would no longer compete at UFC 196 and instead Stipe Miocic will challenge Fabricio Werdum. Read to read news >>

Cain Velasquez to Undergo Back Surgery, But Quick Recovery Expected

  • 7 days ago
  • 10 views

Former heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez will undergo surgery to repair the back injury that forced him out of the UFC 196 rematch against champion Fabricio Werdum. read news >>

Melvin Guillard Gets New Opponent, Faces Derek Campos at Bellator 149

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

An injury to Mike Bronzoulis has shifted things for the main card of Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie. Melvin Guillard now faces Derek Campos on Feb. 19. read news >>

The Comeback: Benson Henderson gets Bellator title shot, Jake Shields battles with WSOF

  • 2 days ago
  • 8 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Tuesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Bell read news >>

Bellator signs PRIDE, Strikeforce, veteran heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov to multi-fight deal

  • 2 days ago
  • 3 views

Two days after the announcement of one of its highest profile free-agent signings to date, Bellator continues to bolster its roster with the addition of a veteran heavyweight.Filed under: Bellator, N read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Bellator's Benson Henderson, Sean Spencer, Gil Martinez

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Benson Henderson, Sean Spencer and Gil Martinez.Filed under: Bellator, MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

Bellator Signs Former Pride Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 views

Pride and Strikeforce veteran Sergei Kharitonov is the latest free agent signed by Bellator MMA. read news >>