The current Bellator fw champion Daniel Straus entered this fight with a professional mma record of 24-6-0 (42% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since November 6, 2015 when he defeated Patricio Freire in their third bout (=Freire vs Straus III).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Bellator Fw champion Patricio Freire, has an official record of 25-4-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jose Aldo) but he comes off the loss against Benson Henderson (=Henderson vs Freire). In their first fight ‘Pitbull’ defeated Straus via unanimous decision (May 21, 2011 – Freire vs Straus I) while in their second bout the Brazilian won via submission (January 16, 2015 – Freire vs Straus II). Pitbull Freire vs Daniel Straus 4, main event of Bellator 178, is valid for the Bellator featherweight title (Straus’ first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 178: Straus vs Pitbull 4
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Title: Bellator Featherweight Championship
Straus’ previous fight: Patricio Freire vs Daniel Straus 3
Freire’s previous fight: Benson Henderson vs Patricio Freire
Straus vs Freire 4 Fight Video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)