Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced recently that Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren will defend his title against Pat Curran on March 9. The bout will go down at Bellator 61 from The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.
“Only thing better than Curran vs. Warren is having it in Bellator’s backyard! FW title’s on the line March 9th at Hammond’s Horseshoe,” Rebney wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday.
Curran secured his shot at facing Warren for the title by winning a Bellator tournament. The native of Illinois lost in his quest to claim Bellator lightweight gold last year, falling to Eddie Alvarez.
Warren tried his hand at becoming a two-division champion by entering the Bellator bantamweight tournament. He was knocked out by Alexis Vila in the opening round.