twitter google

Bellator 112 Fallout: Straus Denied An Immediate Rematch

Bellator 112 Fallout: Straus Denied An Immediate Rematch

Despite putting on an instant classic, Daniel Straus will not be given an immediate rematch with new Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran.

Curran won back the belt at Bellator 112 Friday night with a fifth round rear-naked choke, regaining the title he lost to Straus last year.

Despite the bout earning early consideration for “Fight of the Year” by many, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced during the post-fight press conference that a rematch will not happen.

Instead, season nine tournament winner Patricio “Pitbull” Freire will challenge Curran. No date was set for that bout. Freire (21-2) is 4-0 since a 2013 split decision loss to Curran.

Freire had plenty to say on Twitter, even trying to ask a question for the press conference.

“Straus is a great fighter and really deserves a title shot later,” he wrote. “Screw the tournament. Bellator already showed it’s worthless.

“I feel sorry for the guys in the weight class who dream about fighting for the title.”

Curran (20-5) has earned seven submission and five knockout victories in his career.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko

Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida

Event Date: October 28, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell

Event Date: November 3, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre

Event Date: November 4, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 187: McKee vs. Moore

Event Date: November 10, 2017
Broadcast: Spike