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.
One of the marquee British stars slated for this month’s Bellator 179 fight card in London has been forced to withdraw due to injury.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>
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It appears that UFC 213 may have lost its expected headlining bout between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw. read news >>
The UFC’s return to Sweden, less than two weeks away, has seen the cancellation of a preliminary card fight. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
For more on the numbers behind the Paul Daley vs. Rory MacDonald, as well as the other bouts scheduled for the main card, check out 22 pre-event facts for Bellator 179.Filed under: Bellator, Featured read news >>
The California State Athletic Commission quickly denied Josh Thomson’s appeal to overturn a knockout loss to Patricky Freire at Bellator 172.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>
On Friday in London, Linton Vassell (18-5) will take on former Bellator 205-pound champion Liam McGeary (12-1) in the co-main event of Bellator 179. read news >>
LONDON – Paul Daley today quickly made a seemingly intense face-off into a lighthearted moment.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, Featured Videos, News, Videos read news >>
People still ask him about it. They ask him about the violence of it, the pain, that 10,000-mile stare. They wonder about the determination that appeared to derive from some obscure part of the brain read news >>
Liam McGeary (12-1) heads back to his native England to take on fellow UK veteran Linton Vassell (18-5) in a 205-pound co-main event of Bellator 179. read news >>