The Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Patricio Freire entered this fight with a professional mma record of 22-2-0 (73 % finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jose Aldo); he suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Pat Curran (via split decision Curran vs Freire), since then he has won five consecutive fights taking revenge on Curran in his last bout and winning the Bellator Fw title (Curran vs Freire 2).
His opponent, Daniel Straus, has an official record of 22-5-0 (41% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class, he won the Bellator Fw belt as well, against Pat Curran in 2013 (=Curran vs Straus 2), but then he lost it in their third bout (=Straus vs Curran 3); after this fight he came back to win defeating Justin Wilcox (=Straus vs Wilcox). ‘Pitbull’ Freire vs Straus 2, main event of Bellator 132, is valid for the Bellator featherweight title (Freire’s first dfense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 132: Pitbull vs Straus
Where: Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California, USA
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Title: Bellator Featherweight Championship
Freire’s previous fight: Pat Curran vs Patricio Freire 2
Straus’ previous fight: Daniel Straus vs Justin Wilcox
Straus’ next fight: Daniel Straus vs Henry Corrales
Freire’s next fight: Patricio Freire vs Daniel Weichel