Pat Curran To Fight Patricio Freire At Bellator 123
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.12.2014
Featherweight title on the line...
MMA Junkie reports that Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran (20-5 MMA, 10-2 BMMA) will defend against Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (21-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) at Bellator 123. The event happens on September 5 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. It airs on Spike TV.
The two first fought at Bellator 85 in January 2013. Curran won after five rounds by split decision to take the belt. He eventually lost the title to Daniel Straus at Bellator 106 and won it back four months later. Freire eventually won the season nine tournament, beating Justin Wilcox, Fabricio Guerreiro and Diego Nunes, to get another title opportunity.