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Friday, Jun 29, 2012

Tickets for Bellator 73 On Sale, Harrah’s Tunica Hosting 3 Title Fights

Pat Curran launching a flying knee at Ronnie Mann

By FCF Staff

Tickets for Bellator Fighting Championships upcoming August 24th card at the Harrah’s Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, have gone on sale.

The card will feature three championship fights, as featherweight champion Pat Curran will take on challenger Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Marcos Galvao will fight Luis Nogueira to determine the season six bantamweight tourney winner, and the night will also feature the finals of the promotion’s ongoing light-heavyweight tournament.

“Harrah’s Tunica was a fantastic venue partner for us when we made our first visit last year, and I expect another energized, sold-out crowd on August 24th,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion. “Pat Curran vs. Patricio Pitbull is a world title fight between two of the most explosive and versatile featherweights on earth. Both can finish any fight with relentless strikes or vicious submissions. This will be an epic title fight to remember for years to come.”

“This fight with Patricio is one I’ve been looking forward to for a while,” Curran said. “This will be my first title defense, and I just want to get back in the cage and keep developing as a fighter. Pitbull is an outstanding fighter, so this should be a great fight.”

Curran (17-4) is coming off a third round knockout of Joe Warren in March to become the promotion’s featherweight champion, while Freire (17-1) worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Daniel Strauss last May to earn a title shot.

“I’m very happy and relieved this fight is finally happening,” said Pitbull. “I’ve been through a lot with my hand injury and can’t wait to get back in the cage. I’m 100 percent now and all I want is to fulfill my dream of getting the belt and pay tribute to my late teacher Bruno Gouvea. He’s the reason I’m here today and he’ll be with me in spirit cageside watching his work pay off. All is can say is Pat better be ready. I’ve never been so motivated for a fight, and I’ve never wanted the belt so much.”



posted by FCF Staff @ 12:59 pm
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