Pat Curran Injured, Out of Bellator 73


Pat CurranThe summer of injuries has now touched Bellator Fighting Championships as well.

Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran has been forced out of his scheduled title fight against Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire for next weekend’s Bellator 73 show.

Sources close to the fighter confirmed Curran’s injury to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday. ESPN.com initially reported the news.

Curran suffered a broken orbital bone while sparring for the fight, and the injury will likely sideline him for several months.

According to the report from ESPN, Bellator will now bump up the bantamweight tournament finals between Marcos Galvao and Luis Nogueira to the main event slot.

Bellator’s reigning champion will now rest and recover and look to return to the promotion once the orbital bone has had sufficient time to heal.

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