Bellator last week announced they will be returning on March 7. They now have released their second event and it features one of their stars.
In a rematch for the Bellator featherweight title, champion Daniel Straus will Pat Curran for a third time at Bellator 112. The two battled the first in the XFO regional promotion in 2009 with Curran winning by second round knockout. In the rematch, which took place in November, Straus won by unanimous decision to win the title. The champion feels the fight will be different than the rematch.
“Whenever you fight, each win means something different and I know this one is incredibly important,” Straus said. “I want to continue to be a top notch fighter, and earn that respect I think I deserve. I know this is going to be a different fight than the last time. Each time we have fought, Pat and myself have been different fighters, and this will fight will be no different.”
Curran respects Straus and is looking to regain the title.
“I’m just ready to get back into the cage and get another shot at Daniel,” Curran said. “He’s an unbelievable fighter, and I know I have to be better on March 14th. I had a few things going on in my life when we fought in November, but those things are behind me and I don’t like to make excuses. Daniel is going to be a different fighter when we fight again, and so am I. Hammond has been a great fight city for me, it’s where I won the belt for the first time, and it’s where I’m going to reclaim it.”
Bellator 112 takes place on Friday, March 14 from the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.