Bellator 112: Pat Curran Reclaims Featherweight Title With Thrilling Late Submission
By FCF Staff
Pat Curran may have needed a stoppage in round five, tonight at Bellator 112, and the rugged vet did just that to reclaim the promotion’s featherweight belt.
Although the main event was a competitive and entertaining bout, Straus appeared to have outscored Curran through four rounds. Late into round five, however, Curran took the back of Straus, and after working on a rear-naked-choke for several moments forced him to tap-out at 4:46.
In November, at Bellator 106, Straus avenged a 2009 loss to Curran by scoring a decision win, and ended his reign as featherweight champion.
Here are the results from Bellator 112, which went down in Hammond, Indiana.
Pat Curran def. Daniel Straus via submission (rear-naked-choke) R5, 4:46
Opening Round Welterweight Tourney
Andrey Koreshkov def. Nah Shon Burrell via TKO (knee and punches) R1, 0:41
Sam Oropeza def. Cristiano Souza via TKO (punches) R1, 3:07
Adam McDonough def. Jesse Juarez via unanimous decision
Nathan Coy def. Paul Bradley via unanimous decision
Belal Muhammad def. A.J. Matthews via unanimous decision
Darrion Caldwell def. Lance Surma via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 0:50
Derek Loffer def. Bobby Reardanz via unanimous decision
Anthony Gomez def. Jason Guida via unanimous decision
Daniel James def. Erick Correa via submission (strikes) R2, 4:30