Bellator MMA officials continue to stack the first-ever pay-per-view to be offered by the promotion, adding a third world title fight to the lineup.
Pat Curran, the reigning Bellator featherweight champion, will defend his belt against Daniel Strauss at Bellator: Rampage vs. Tito in November.
The card goes down November 2 from Long Beach, California and the Long Beach Arena. The main event pits Quinton “Rampage” Jackson against Tito Ortiz, while Michael Chandler is set to defend his lightweight title vs. Eddie Alvarez.
“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 title, securing a future championship match. He previously lost to Curran in 2009.
“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.”