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Pat Curran On Ex-UFC Fighters Headlining First Bellator PPV

Pat Curran has been one of the top draws for Bellator, but has no problem with the direction the promotion is going for their first pay-per-view. Bellator 106 is headlined with former UFC fighters Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Tito Ortiz.

“They can be the main event,” said Curran to MMA Junkie. “They’ve been in the sport a lot longer than I have and they’re two huge names in the sport. I’m a fan, I grew up watching them and even though I started with Bellator and Bellator made me who I am, it really doesn’t affect me at all. I’m happy to go in there and fight.”

For Bellator, Curran is 9-1 and holds two featherweight title defenses. He takes on Daniel Straus, who he finished once under the XFC banner.

Straus earned his title shot earlier in the year, but a broken hand a drug arrest led to the delay. He’ll enter the cage with five straight wins.