Pay-per-view or not, Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran isn’t fazed. The promotion recently decided to cancel their first pay-per-view when the main event fell through. Instead of cancelling the card, Bellator has chosen to air it for free on Spike TV.
Curran will look for his third title defense opposite Daniel Straus.
“I’m not putting too much pressure on myself,” said Curran. “I just want to go out there and perform the best that I can. I try to put on exciting fights for the fans every time I step in the cage. It doesn’t matter if I’m on PPV or not, I’m going to fight my heart out either way.”
The champ is riding seven wins, last submitting Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the first round.
Straus has been waiting for this title shot since winning the Season 6 tournament in May 2012. A broken hand and drug arrest was one reason for the delay.
Bellator 106 is November 2 and comes from the Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA.