Pat Curran vs Daniel Straus III Headlines Bellator 112

Bellator 112

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.

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Bellator 106 Medical Suspensions: Eddie Alvarez And Michael Chandler Each Suspended For 60 Days

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Bellator 106 took place on Saturday night in Long Beach, California with Eddie Alvarez defeating Michael Chandler in the rematch to regain the Bellator lightweight title in the main event.

BetweenTheRopes.com requested and was able to receive the post-fight medical suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission.

Alvarez after briefly attending the post-fight press conference went to the hospital, complaining of nausea. Chandler received an undisclosed amount of stitches backstage after the fight.

Here are the medical suspensions from Bellator 106:

- Eddie Alvarez: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to left eyelid and paid in orbital bone
- Michael Chandler: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to left eye
- Emanuel Newton: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to left cheek
- Muhammed Lawal: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Daniel Straus: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Pat Curran: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to scalp
- Joe Riggs: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for possible fractured right orbital and right thumb, and suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact for laceration to left eyebrow
- Mike Bronzoulis: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Mike Richman: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Akop Stepanyan: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to left eyelid, and suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
- Cristiano Souza: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Alejandro Garcia: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for possible fractured right forearm
- Brandon Halsey: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Hector Ramirez: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
- Jesse Juarez: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Joe Williams: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout
- Mike Guymon: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Aaron Miller: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Cleber Luciano: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to right temple
- Joe Camacho: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to left upper eyelid
- Josh Smith: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Darren Smith: mandatory seven-day suspension

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Bellator 106 Weigh-In Results

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Bellator 106 takes place tonight from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. The main event will feature the rematch between Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler defending against Eddie Alvarez. The co-feature will Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in rematch against Emmaunel Newton for the interim Bellator light heavyweight title. Weigh-ins took place last night and here are the results.

MAIN CARD:
Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (154.8) vs. Eddie Alvarez (154.5)
Bellator Interim Light Heavyweight World Title Fight: King Mo (204.1) vs. Emanuel Newton (203.4)
Bellator Featherweight World Title Fight: Daniel Straus (144.2) vs. Pat Curran (144.8)
Bellator Fight Master Final: Mike Bronzoulis (171) vs. Joe Riggs (170.7)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Mike Richman (145.5) vs. Akop Stepanyan (145.9)

PRELIMIARY CARD:
Welterweight Feature Fight: Alejandro Garcia (170.3) vs. Cristiano Souza (171)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Hector Ramirez (203.8) vs. Brandon Halsey (205)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Jesse Juarez (170) vs. Joe Williams (170.6)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Aaron Miller (156) vs. Mike Guymon (155.8)
Catchweight Feature Fight (150lbs): Cleber Luciano (149) vs. Joe Camacho (150)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Smith (155.5) vs. Darren Smith (155)

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Tito Ortiz Has A Fractured Neck, Bellator 106 Will Now Be on Spike TV

It has been confirmed by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney that Tito Ortiz has suffered a fractured neck and will be out of his Bellator 106 fight next Saturday with Quinton Jackson. Rebney then said the card will switch from pay-per-view to a three hour event on Spike TV and the people who had already ordered the event will get reimbursed.

We had reported earlier today that Ortiz was going to be out of the fight.

Rebney and Spike TV executive Kevin Kay held a conference call earlier today to make the announcement of the switches.

“I’ve got bad news, and I’ve got great news,” began Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “The bad news is that I can confirm that Tito has fractured his neck and will be unable to fight next Saturday. His doctors confirmed that fighting with Tito right now could have dire consequences, so Tito is off the card and our thoughts and prayers are with him in what we hope will be a great and full recovery.

“The great news that I’ve got, because I’ve got the greatest partners on Earth at Spike and Viacom like Kevin Kay and people like Wade Davis, we’re going to give Chandler-Alvarez II for the lightweight title, (Muhammad)Lawal versus Emanuel Newton II for the light heavyweight interim world title, [Pat] Curran versus [Daniel] Strauss II for the featherweight world title, and a bevy of other really great fights, all to the best MMA fans on Earth, for free on Spike TV, Saturday night at 9 o’clock Eastern time.”

Every main card fight will be moved up now with the rematch of Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title. Rebney said that the “Fight Master” finale between Joe Riggs and Mike Bronzoulis will now be apart of the main card.

Rebney stated that Ortiz could be sidelined for more than six months before the Bellator can get a better timeframe on an Ortiz return. In terms of when Jackson will make his Bellator debut, Rebney would like to get Jackson ASAP.

“On the Rampage front, literally as quickly as possible,” he said. “Obviously there have been a lot of moving parts with Kevin and I and the team and Spike and Bellator and everybody working together to put this magical show on Spike TV for free, but don’t think that we’re not thinking about Rampage and we’re hopefully going to be in a position in the next week to make some great announcements on that as well.”

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Bellator News: Attila Vegh Says Bellator MMA Is Lying About His Injury To Setup King Mo/Emmaunel Newton Fight

Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Attila Vegh was scheduled to defend his title against Emmanuel Newton later this year. The organization released a press release on August 15th stating that Vegh had suffered a shoulder injury and Newton would be facing Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal at Bellator’s first pay-per-view for the interim light heavyweight championship.

No one really thought too much of Vegh being injured as it happens in the sport. Until now.

Vegh did an interview with Tomasz Marciniak of MMARocks.pl and told Marciniak that he isn’t injured at all. Here is what Vegh told Marciniak:

“It’s about business on Bellator’s side. People want to see the rematch between King Mo and Newton. That’s why my fight is postponed to January and I’ll face the winner of the November’s fight. I’m not injured, I’m perfectly fine.

“It may be caused by the fact that I’m a foreign fighter, I’m not an American. American people want to see their fighters, but I want give them my belt for free.”

The native of Slovakia hasn’t fought since February when he defeated Christian M’Pumbu at Bellator 91 to win the light heavyweight championship.

The first PPV for Bellator MMA will be Saturday, November 2 from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. The main event will feature Tito Ortiz against Quinto “Rampage” Jackson with Michael Chandler defending his lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez, with the aforementioned Lawal vs Newton bout and Pat Curran putting his featherweight title on the line against Daniel Straus.

BetweenTheRopes.com has tried to reach Bellator MMA officials, but have not heard from them at this time of this piece.

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Bellator MMA Adds Another Title Fight For Their Inaugral PPV

Bellator MMA is really making a splash as the organization gets ready to make their PPV debut. The organization announced today that Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will look to make his third straight title defense as he faces off with Daniel Straus for a second time at Bellator 106 on November 2.

Curran has fought two times already in 2013 defeating Patricio Freire and Shahbulat Shamhalaev. The top five featherweight is excited to face Straus again and very excited to fight on pay-per-view.

“I’ve been with Bellator since the beginning, and seen my career grow as Bellator has,” Curran said. “It means the world to me to be able to defend my title on our first Pay-Per-View, especially with such a tough fight ahead of me. I’m not taking Straus lightly. He is an incredibly tough featherweight, and I’m not even thinking about our first fight in 2009, we are two totally different guys right now. This card is stacked, and I want to give Bellator and all our fans a great show.”

Straus won the Season Six tournament to get his shot at Curran. The fight was supposed to take place earlier this year, but Straus broke his hand and then went through some legal troubles.

The challenger is looking forward to finally match up with Curran and knows he is a different than the first time they squared off.

“It’s finally here. I’ve faced so many setbacks over the last year, and my title shot is finally here,” Straus said. “When Pat and I met in 2009, we were two completely different fighters. Both of us have developed so much in that time, but I still want that loss of my record. That fight taught me a lot about where I was as a fighter, especially considering I’ve gone 17-1 since we last met. I’m just excited to be able to get a chance to fight for a title on a huge stage like this. I really don’t know how this fight is going to end, but I envision it going quickly. This won’t be a long, drawn out process. I’m going in for the kill.”

Curran and Straus squared off at the Chicago promotion XFO in 2009, with Curran winning by knockout.

Bellator 106 takes place Saturday, November 2 at the Long Beach Arena in Long beach, California. The card is headlined by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson facing Tito Ortiz, with Michael Chandler versus Eddie Alvarez for the Bellator MMA lightweight championship in the co-feature.

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