Review: 2014-09-05, disappointing fight between Pat Curran and Patricio Freire: their second fight gets two stars. Pat Curran entered this fight with a professional mma record of 20-5-0 (60% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jose Aldo); he suffered his last defeat at the end of 2013 when he faced Daniel Straus in their second fight losing his Bellator Fw belt (=Curran vs Straus II) but he took revenge on him in 2014 in their third bout (=Straus vs Curran III).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire, has an official record of 21-2-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class, he suffered his last defeat last year when he faced for the first time Curran (=Curran vs Freire I), after that bout he collected four consecutive victories winning the Bellator Fw tournament (season 9) beating Justin Wilcox in the final (=Freire vs Wilcox). Curran vs Pitbull Freire 2, main event of Bellator 123, is valid for the Bellator featherweight title (Curran’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 123
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Title: Bellator Featherweight Championship
Curran’s previous fight: Daniel Straus vs Pat Curran 3
Freire’s previous fight: Patricio Freire vs Justin Wilcox
Freire’s next fight: Patricio Freire vs Daniel Straus 2
Curran’s next fight: Pat Curran vs Daniel Weichel
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