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Bellator 112

Daniel Straus defends his Featherweight belt against the man he took it from, Pat Curran. Plus the welterweight tournament starts with Andrey Koreshkov taking on Nah'Shon Burrell, Sam Oropeza facing Cristiano Souza and Adam McDonough against Jesse Juarez.

>>> YOU'RE LOOKING AT BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

DANIEL STRAUS, TOTALLY PREPARED

FOR TONIGHT'S DEFENSE OF HIS

WORLD TITLE.

AND FOR THE THIRD TIME HE'LL

FACE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION PAT

CURRAN, A FIGHTER WHO WON

BATTLES OUTSIDE THE CAGE LOOKING

TO TAKE BACK HIS WORLD TITLE

BELT.

>> TONIGHT, TWO OF MMA EASE

GREATEST MB BATTLE FOR THE THIRD

TIME, THEIR FIRST MEETING ENDED

WITH A DEVASTATING CURRAN

BACKUP.

BUT NOVEMBER, STRAUS GOT HIS

REVENGE.

AND NOW, THE TOP OF

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION, TONIGHT

THE TRILOGY CONCLUDES AS DANIEL

STRAUS DEFENDS HIS TITLE OF PAT

CURRAN LOOKS TO RECLAIM WHAT WAS

ONCE HIS.

PLUS, THE TOUGHEST TOURNAMENT IN

SPORTS CONTINUES WITH THE

WELTERWEIGHT.

BELLATOR MMA LIVE ON SPIKE

STARTS RIGHT NOW.

>> WE'RE JUST OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO

IN HORSESHOE CASINO IN INDIANA.

WITH JM MY SMITH, REMATCH OF THE

BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE, THE CHAMPION DANIEL

STRAUS VERSUS FORMER TITLE

HOLDER PAT CCURRAN.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

A WIDE OPEN FIELD FULL OF HUNGRY

COMPETITORS LOOKING TO MAKE

THEIR MARK IN THE BELLATOR

TOURNAMENT.

WE START UP WITH 200 GRI

FIGHTERS, JESSE JUAREZ VERSUS

ADAM McDONOUGH, 9-0, UNBEFEETED,

A GREAT FINISHER, WELL ROUNDED.

A BIG STEP-UP INTO THE BELLATOR

TOURNAMENT.

HIS OPPONENT, JESSE JUAREZ, MUCH

MORE EXPERIENCED.

21-8.

ALSO 5-0 IN BELLATOR LOOKING TO

MAKE HIS MARK IN THE TOURNAMENT.

STEP-I FIGHT FOR BOTH FIGHTERS.

>> DAVE AND BURSTER'S BRINGS

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>> LOOK AT T THE REACH ADVANTAGE

OF JESSE JUAREZ, 11 INCHES.

CAN McDONOUGH MAKE A COMEBACK?

>> HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, GOOD

EVENING AND WELCOME TO HORSESHOE

CASINO TONIGHT, LIVE ON SPIKE,

BELLATOR MMA BEGINS WITH THREE

FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS IN THE

TOUGHEST TOURNAMENT IN SPORTS.

THIS WELTERWEIGHT OPENING FIGHT

IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY DAVE AND

BUSTER'S, MMA EVERY FRIDAY

NIGHT.

NOW, INTRODUCING THE FIRST

FRIDAY NIGHT, AT 5'10" WEIGHING

IN A 170, UNDEFEATED AS A

PROFESSIONAL, NINE VICTORIES

WITHOUT A DEFEAT.

HE FIGHTS OUT OF ST. CLOUD,

MINNESOTA, ADAM McDONOUGH!

AND ACROSS THE CAGE, OPPONENT IN

THE BLUE CORNER AT 6'1" WEIGHING

IN AT 170.7 POUNDS.

PROFESSIONAL RECORD, 8 DEFEATS

FITHDING OUT OF TORRANCE,

CALIFORNIA, INTRODUCING JESSE

JUAREZ!

AND REFEREE IN CHARGE OF THE

CONTEST, ROB HEINZ.

>> IN THE OPENING ROUND OF ALL

BELLATOR TOURNAMENTS THE FIGHTS

WITH ARE SCHEDULED FOR THREE

FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS.

ADAM McDONOUGH VERSUS JESSE

JUAREZ.

THE WINNER ADVANCES TO THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINAL ROUNDS.

GUNNING THE GREEN AND BLACK

TRUNKS, JUAREZ IN THE BLUE

TRUNKS.

BACK KICK ATTEMPT BY McDONOUGH.

NICE ON THE WAY IN.

PARTIALLY -- STILL RAMMED IT.

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>> TENACIOUS WITH THE TAKEDOWN.

GOOD JOB BY McDONOUGH SO FAR.

HE CAN PULL THOSE LEGS OFF THE

FENCE.

RIGHT NOW THAT'S WHAT'S KEEPING

McDONOUGH UP.

JUAREZ VERY COMFORTABLE ON THE

GROUND.

HE WAS A NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPION

WRESTLING OUT WISCONSIN

NORTHERN.

>> ON THE GROUND FROM ADAM

McDONOUGH.

JUAREZ TRYING TO SUCK IN THE

ANKLE.

JUAREZ LOOKING THROUGH THE BACK.

HE'S GOT TO TURN, AND HE DOESN'T

DO IT IN TIME.

GOOD ARM STRANGLE POSITION BY

JESSE JUAREZ.

>> JUAREZ HAS IT, YOU SEE, BUT

HE'S TRYING TO PASS RIGHT INTO

THE BASE OF THE FENCE.

GOT TO KEEP THAT FOREHEAD GLUED

TO THE GROUND AND PULL IT IN.

JUAREZ TRYING TO PASS DOWN.

HARD TO DO BOTH TO FINISH THE

CHOKE AND SLIDE INTO MOUNT AT

THE SAME TIME.

YOU WANT YOUR HIPS FURTHER AWAY.

THE CAGE IS ACTUALLY STOPPING

HIM FROM GETTING THE ANGLE HE

NEEDS.

McDONOUGH IS OUT.

>> McDONOUGH CAGE WALKING, KEPT

TURNING.

>> THE CAGE SAVED HIM IN THAT

POSITION.

JUAREZ PUT IT FAR ENOUGH OUT TO

FINISH THE ARM TRIANGLE.

>> HE'S A LEFT HAND DOWN

TOUCHING THE MAT.

FOR McDONOUGH, THAT'S KEEPING A

GROUNDED OPPONENT.

NOW THE SEPARATION.

>> WHO WANTS MORE FROM THAT

GROUND EXCHANGE, JUAREZ WORKING

HARD FOR THE FINISH.

McDONOUGH HAVING TO OPERATE, GOT

A LOT OF BLOOD TO THE BRAIN

TRYING TO FIGHT OFF THAT CHOKE.

>> McDONOUGH FELT A BIG KEY TO

HIS SUCCESS IN AND OUT OF HIS

STRIKING.

HE'S IN BUT JUAREZ NOT ALLOWING

HIM TO GET BACK TO THE OUTSIDE,

JIMMY, KEEPING IT VERY TIGHT.

THIS IS A SIGN OUT FROM JUAREZ.

JUAREZ TRYING TO GET HIS LEFT

HOOK IN.

SO FAR JESSE JUAREZ HAS BEEN THE

AGGRESS

AGGRESSOR, WORK FOR THAT

TAKEDOWN.

>> OBVIOUSLY CONFIDENT WITH HIS.

>> TRYING TO DRAG McDONOUGH DOWN

AND HE DOES.

>> INTO THE FULL MOUNT.

>> TRYING TO DRAG HIM DOWN.

IN FULL MOUNT.

60 SECONDS REMAINING IN ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

ROB HINDS WARNS HIM, BACK

JUAREZ' HEAD.

NOW LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE HEAD.

>> McDONOUGH DOING A GOOD JOB OF

HOLDING MOUNT.

WHAT CAN HE DO WITH IT?

35 SECONDS LEFT.

McDONOUGH CHECK TO CHECK FOR

MOUNT.

DIZZY.

I THOUGHT HE WAS LOSING THIS

ROUND.

>> WATCH THE BACK OF HIS HEAD,

ADAM.

>> HINDS TELLING McDONOUGH,

WATCH THE BACK OF THE HEAD.

NOW, WORKING TO THE BACK IS ADAM

McDONOUGH.

FINAL SECONDS NOW ROUND IN BER

ONE.

BOTH HOOKS IN FOR ADAM

McDONOUGH.

JUAREZ WAS PLAYING A T LOT OF

OFFENSE, NOW PLAYING ALL

DEFENSE.

AND THERE'S THE BELL.

>> MERCEDES TURREL, OUR GIRLS,

LETTING US KNOW THIS FIGHT IS IN

PROGRESS.

>> READY?

RISE UP.

LET'S GO.

>> OBJECTIVE TONIGHT HAS BEEN

ASSIGNED BY THE STATE OF

INDIANA.

JIMMY, WHAT ABOUT IT?

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ROUND ONE?

>> 10-9, JESSE JUAREZ.

GOOD POSITION ON THE GROUND.

I THOUGHT JUAREZ DID A LOT MORE

WITH HIS POSITIONING.

McDONOUGH JUST GOT IT LATE IN

THE ROUND.

>> LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

GO TO JIMMYSMITHMMA.

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF

THE SCORING.

DEFINITELY A CLOSE FIRST ROUND.

>> IT STARTS AROUND NUMBER TWO

FOR ADAM McDONOUGH.

>> RIGHT HAND TO THE RIB CAGE OF

JUAREZ.

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>> McDONOUGH REALLY TENACIOUS

WITH THIS FRONT CHOKE POSITION.

JUAREZ NOT ABLE TO FIND HIS WAY

OUT.

NOT COMMITTING TO ANYTHING YET.

THERE HE GOES.

A BUMP AT THE HIP TO PUT JUAREZ

ON HIS BACK.

EXPLOSION FROM McDONOUGH.

JUAREZ GOING RUBBER GUARD HERE.

THAT WEAK SIDE ON THE RIGHT.

>> THAT'S A LEG TRAP.

>> McDONOUGH IS GOING TO TAP.

THAT'S THE SIDE HE'S GOING TO GO

TO.

JUST LIKE THAT HE NEEDS TO GET

OVER THAT LEFT KNEE.

RIGHT NOW PUSHING DOWN GETTING

OVER THE LEFT KNEE.

>> JESSE JUAREZ DOING THE EAR

SLAP.

THAT'S JUST TO RAISE McDONOUGH

UP, WHICH HE DIDN'T DO.

McDONOUGH VERY TIGHT.

VERY STICKY, CHEST TO CHEST.

HALF GUARD OF JESSE JUAREZ.

3:00 REMAINING, ROUND TWO.

>> MAKE THE CHOICE.

ROUND AND POUND TO THE PASS.

HE'S GOING TO PASS, HE NEEDS TO

STAY TIGHT AN KEEP THAT INSTEP

ON TOP OF THE THIGH.

THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING NOW.

PASSING POSITION AND HE GETS

RIGHT AROUND THE HALF GUARD.

YOU DO ONE OR THE OTHER.

YOU SIT UP AND PUNCH, IT'S HARD

TO PASS.

STAY STICKY AND TIGHT, THEN YOU

CAN PUSH DOWN ON THE LEG.

>> KNEES TO THE SHOULDER NOW,

THROWN AND DELIVERED BY ADAM

McDONOUGH.

>> SO FAR, A PATIENT FIGHT BY

BOTH FIGHTERS, BUT McDONOUGH

RIGHT NOW ON TOP.

GROUND GAME WITH JESSE JUAREZ.

>> FIGHTERS TO IMPROVE.

EXPLODES BACK TO HIS FEET.

INTERESTING ROUND.

TONY TELLING JUAREZ GET WITH

YOUR JAB.

HE HAS NOT BEEN THROWING IT.

>> McDONOUGH ACTUALLY LANDED

THAT KICK ON THE BACK OF JUAREZ

WHICH IS WHAT DROPPED HIM.

McDONOUGH DOES NOT WANT ON THE

OUTSIDE.

HE WANTS TO MOVE IN JUST LIKE

THIS.

GET THAT REACH ADVANTAGE.

TALK ABOUT IN THE FIRST ROUND,

McDONOUGH STARTING TO GET IT

DONE IN AND OUT WITH HIS LEG

KICK.

FROM THEN, AND THEN RIGHT BACK

OUT.

BACK KICK, THAT LANDS ON THE

SHOU

SHOULDER.

JUAREZ TRYING TO SEIZE THE

OPPORTUNITY AS McDONOUGH BRIEFLY

TURNED HIS BACK ON THAT KICK.

65 SECONDS REMAINING, SOUND

NUMBER TWO OF THIS WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT, OPENING FIGHT.

SO FAR THESE FIGHTERS HAVE MADE

A BIGGER STATEMENT ON THE GROUND

THAN THEY HAVE ON THE FEET.

>> JUAREZ TRYING TO TO MAKE AN

EXCLAMATION POINT IN THIS ROUND

WITH A TAKEDOWN WITH A MINUTE

LEFT.

>> WATCH THE BACK OF HIS HEAD.

>> McDONOUGH, NICE STEP OVER.

I LIKE THAT.

SWITCHING THE HIP POSITION.

MUCH MORE EFFICIENT AND

EFFECTIVE SPRAWL FROM HERE.

McDONOUGH HOLDING THE BIG WIDE

BASE.

THIS IS A VERY TIRING POSITION

IF YOU'RE JUAREZ, UNDERNEATH,

TRYING TO HOLD ON TO THAT LEG OR

YOU DON'T WANT TO BE IN

WRESTLING.

BIG RIGHT HAND TO THE RIB CAGE.

>> THAT'S WHAT I CALL IMPROVING.

SHOT TO THE RIBS.

MORE SHOTS McDONOUGH AND THE

BELL.

>> ON HIS STOOL BETWEEN ROUNDS

ADAM McDONOUGH SAID, WE'RE

WINNING THIS, AND HIS CORNER

RESPONDED, YES, WE ARE.

JIMMY, DO YOU AGREE?

>> I HAVE IT ALL TIED UP.

I THOUGHT HE WON THE LAST ROUND.

MOMENTUM MIGHT BE IN HIS FAVOR.

>> GOOD SHOW OF SPORTSMANSHIP.

THIRD AND FINAL ROUND.

THE WINNER ADVANCES TO THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINALS.

>> JUAREZ SHAKING HIS HEAD.

THAT'S NOT A GOOD SIGN.

A LITTLE FRUSTRATED.

GROUND AND POUND, THE STORY OF

THIS FIGHT.

ADAM, 52-5, OVER JESSE JUAREZ.

THE ONE WHOSE GOT THE DOMINANT

GROUND POSITION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFUL.

JUAREZ IN THE FIRST ROUND.

McDONOUGH IN THE SECOND.

STARTING OUT IN THE THIRD,

McDONOUGH ALREADY LOOKING GOOD.

>> McDONOUGH WITH ONE HOOK IN.

USES THE HOOK BUT STAYING TIGHT.

>> NOT COMMITTING TO ANYTHING.

NOT TRYING TO GO FOR BOTH HOOKS

OR FOR WRESTLING STYLE RIDE.

ONE HOOK?

>> HOOK AWAY PUNCH LANDS FOR

JUAREZ.

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>> McDONOUGH NOW BOTH HOOKS IN.

THIS IS NOT WHERE JUAREZ WANTS

TO BE IN THE THIRD ROUND.

GOOD JOB FLATTENING JUAREZ OUT.

FULL BACK MOUNT.

GOOD HIP PRESSURE FROM

McDONOUGH.

NOW GOING TO THE BODY TRIANGLE.

>> BODY TRIANGLE.

YOU SEE ROLLING JUAREZ.

>> WE'RE CHOKE.

>> IT'S GOING TO BE VERY PATIENT

HERE IN ROUND THREE, JIMMY.

>> AND TECHNICAL, GOOD HIP

PRESSURE.

NOT GIVING UP POSITION.

THERE'S A WEAKNESS TO THE BODY,

GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT HIGH.

REACHING DOWN FOR THE REAR

MAKED.

>> AWFUL HARD TO FLATTEN YOUR

OPPONENT OUT.

ON THE FLIP SIDE, VERY HARD FOR

ANYBODY IN THE BODY TRIANGLE TO

GET A GUY OFF.

IT'S LIKE A BACKPACK.

>> DON'T GRAB HIS FINGERS.

TRY TO GRAB THE WHOLE HAND.

>> ROB HINDS JUST TELLING

JUAREZ, YOU CAN'T GRAB THE

FINGERS.

YOU HAVE TO GRAB THE WHOLE HAND.

RULES, YOU HAVE TO GRAB AT LEAST

THREE FINGERS.

JESSE JUAREZ, THIS ROUND AND

THIS FIGHT SLIP AWAY.

2:00 LEFT.

TIGHT CONTROL WITH THAT BODY

TRIANGLE FOR ADAM McDONOUGH.

>> HE LET IT GO.

>> JUAREZ BACK TO HIS FEET.

2:00 REMAINING IN THIS FIGHT.

THERE'S THE SEPARATION.

JUAREZ COME FORWARD.

JESSE JUAREZ.

>> NICE TIGHT BODY LOCK.

JUAREZ GETTING THE TAKEDOWN.

WHAT CAN HE DO WITH IT?

1:40 LEFT.

>> McDONOUGH POWERING BACK UP TO

HIS FEET AND TURN.

>> GREAT JOB AT EXPLODING AT THE

RIGHT TIME.

>> McDONOUGH TAKEDOWN FROM

JUAREZ.

ONE HOOK NOW FROM JUAREZ.

THIS IS WITH THAT LEFT LAND.

NOW IT'S JESSE JUAREZ THINKING

REAR NAKED CHOKE.

>> THE PROBLEM IS IT'S NOT ALL

OF THE WAY BEHIND McDONOUGH.

McDONOUGH ON HIS RIGHT HIP.

HARDER TO FINISH THE REAR NAKED

FROM THERE.

>> GONNA POSTURE HIM TO THE FLAT

OF HIS BACK.

>> JUAREZ AGAIN LOOKING FOR THE

REAR NAKED CHOKE.

NOTHING THERE.

>> TRYING TO STAY SLIPPERY ON

THE GROUND.

>> JUAREZ FIGHTING LIKE HE NEEDS

TO FINISH.

I THINK HE DOES.

REALLY NEED TO DO SOMETHING

DRAMATIC THIS LAST 30 SECONDS TO

WIN BACK THIS ROUND AND THIS

FIGHT.

GOING HARD FOR THE GUILLOTINE.

ONLY IN HALF GUARD POSITION.

VERY HARD TO FINISH.

AND McDONOUGH IS OUT.

>> THAT WAS NEVER FULLY LOCKED.

JUAREZ, AS YOU CAN SEE, CUT ON

HIS NOSE.

NOW JUAREZ LET'S OPPOSITION,

FIGHTING FROM THE BOTTOM FROM

THE OPEN GUARD.

>> McDONOUGH, RIGHT TO THE BODY,

NOW A HEAD.

FINAL SECONDS OF THIS FIGHT.

ADAM McDONOUGH VERSUS JESSE

JUAREZ, THE END OF THE FIGHT.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS BREAK

WE WILL SEE WHICH ONE OF THESE

TWO FIGHTERS ADVANCES TO THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINALS.

STILL TO COME, OUR MAIN EVENT,

CURRAN VERSUS STRAUS FOR THE

WORLD TITLE.

>>> ADAM McDONOUGH VERSUS JESSE

JUAREZ GOING THE FULL 15

MINUTES.

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>> THIS FIGHT BELONGS TO WHOEVER

GOT POSITION ON TOP, THAT IS

ADAM McDONOUGH MORE OFTEN THAN

NOT.

GROUND AND POUND TO THE BODY.

SINGLE LEG IN, LAND AND STRIKE.

TOOK THE BACK.

BREAKS UP FOR ADAM McDONOUGH.

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>> 66-17 IN THE GROUND AND

POUND.

I THINK THAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE

IN THIS FIGHT.

>> JIMMY, FOR YOU, WHO WINS?

>> ADAM McDONOUGH, 29-28.

GIVE HIM THE LAST TWO ROUNDS

BASED ON THAT GROUND

POSITIONING.

>> HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HAVING

GONE THE DISTANCE, GO TO YOUR

JUDGES' SCORE CARDS WHERE ALL

THREE JUDGES ALL SCORE THE FIGHT

EXACTLY THE SAME, 29-28, FOR THE

WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION,

NOW A WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINALIST, THE BIG GUNNER,

ADAM McDONOUGH!

>> ADAM McDONOUGH IS NOW 10-0 IN

HIS PRO-MAA CAREER.

AND WITH THAT UNANIMOUS DECISION

WIN OVER JESSE JUAREZ, HE

ADVANCES TO THE FINAL FOUR OF

THIS BELLATOR WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT.

McDONOUGH HAD A GAME PLAN,

JIMMY, AND HE EXECUTED.

>> HE DID.

GUTSY PERFORMANCE.

A LOT OF HEART.

CAME BACK AFTER LOSING THE FIRST

ROUND.

YOU WANT TO SEE THE YOUNG KID

LOOKING TO MAKE HIS MARK ON

BELLATOR.

>>.

>>> STILL TO COME, MAIN EVENT,

STRAUS/CURRAN.

DANIEL STRAUS DEFENDS HIS TITLE

AGAINST PAT CURRAN.

UP NEXT, THE WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT CONTINUES WITH SAM

OROPEZA FACES CHRISTIANO SOUZA.

>>> BELLATOR MMA ON SPIKE IS

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>>> OUR MAIN EVENT TONIGHT IS

THE FIGHT FOR THE BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

THE CHAMPION DANIEL STRAUS

VERSUS THE CHALLENGER PAT

CURRAN.

DANIEL STRAUS, THE ONLY WAY I

CAN DESCRIBE HIM COMING INTO THE

FIGHT IS MEAN.

INCREDIBLY FOCUSED.

PAT CURRAN, ONE OF THE TOP

FEATHERWEIGHTS IN THE WORLD

BEFORE LOSING HIS TITLE.

THIS IS A CROSS ROADS FIGHT FOR

BOTH FIGHTERS.

THEIR ENTIRE CAREERS HAVE LED UP

TO TONIGHT.

IT'S MAKE OR BREAK.

>> SO, JIMMY, TONIGHT THE

REMATCH FOR THE BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE, ALSO

THE OPENING ROUND OF THIS

SEASON'S WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT.

WE JUST SAW ADAM McDONOUGH

ADVANCE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

IT'S A WIDE OPEN FIELD.

ADAM McDN KNOW WINNING WITH A

GUTSY PERFORMANCE, A LOT OF

HYPE, A LOT OF HEART.

THAT'S WHAT THEY NEED TO GET A

SPOT IN THIS SEMIFINALS.

SAM OROPEZA VERSUS CRISTIANO

SOUZA.

FIGHTING FOR MORE THAN HIMSELF,

FOR SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL.

>> MY FATHER, TOM OROPEZA, TOMMY

O, HE IS MY ROLE MODEL.

HE IS ALWAYS BE MY ROLE MODEL

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

HE'S MY INSPIRATION.

HE IS WHAT KEEPING ME TRAINING

UNTIL THE SUN GOES DOWN EVERY

DAY.

I WAS 10 YEARS OLD WHEN MY

FATHER PASSED AWAY.

HANDS DOWN THE TOUGHEST MEERNS

OF MY LIFE.

EVERY DAY I WALK OUT OF THE CAGE

I HAVE THIS DREAM THAT MY DAD IS

GOING TO BE WAIT FOR ME.

AND -- SORRY.

HOLD ON.

THAT'S A DREAM I ALWAYS HAVE.

WHEN I LOOK BACK NOW, I LOOK

BACK AT THAT STRUGGLE AND THAT

PAIN THAT I FELT.

AND IT MAKES ME THE MAN THAT I

AM TODAY.

I LEARNED HOW TO USE MY

STRUGGLE, MY PAIN AS MY SCHOOL.

AND I'M GOING TO BITE DOWN ON MY

MOUTHPIECE, TUCK MY CHIN, AND

I'M GOING TO GIVE HIM HELL.

MY DAD TAUGHT ME THAT YOU CAN

HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT IN THIS

WORLD.

I WANT TO BE A WORLD CHAMPION.

I ACTUALLY SEE THAT BELT ON MY

WAIST.

ME GETTING DOWN ON MY THANKING

MY FATHER, I WANT PEOPLE TO SEE,

I WANT PEOPLE TO SEE LIFE IS

ABOUT CHASING DREAMS AND GOING

AFTER EXACTLY WHAT YOU LOVE.

>> A MASTER OF THE BRAZILIAN

MARBLE ART, CRISTIANO SOUZA

ENTERS THE CAGE INTENT ON

SHOCKING THE WORLD.

>> THIS IS A DANGEROUS PLACE.

AS A LITTLE BOY I SAW PEOPLE

USING DRUGS.

I SAW PEOPLE DIE IN THE STREETS.

I SAW MY FIRST COUPLE

PERFORMANCE, IN THE MOVEMENT.

FIGHTING.

KIT SAVE ME AND MY FAMILY.

WINNING THIS TOURNAMENT IS GOING

TO BE LIKE REALLY, REALLY GOOD

BECAUSE I WANT TO HEMI MOTHER IN

BRAZIL AND MY FAMILY.

WHEN I STEP IN THE CAGE TO

FIGHT, HELP ME A MOVE.

BE CAREFUL, I CAN PLAY.

I'M GOING TO SHOW AMERICA

SOMETHING THEY'VE NEVER SEEN

BEFORE.

>> AS WELL AS BEING A MASTER,

CRISTIANO SOUZA IS ALSO A BLACK

BELT IN BRAZILIAN JUJITSU AND

UNDEFEATED IN HIS CAREER.

HIS OPPONENT SAM OROPEZA, QUITE

SIMPLY, I HAVE TO BE FEARLESS IN

THIS FIGHT.

>>> SAM OROPEZA VERSUS CRISTIANO

SOUZA.

LET'S DO THE NUMBERS.

TALE OF THE TAPE IS BROUGHT TO

YOU BY DAVE AND BUSTER'S.

>> BOTH ARE OUTSTANDING FINISHER

FINISHERS.

CRISTIANO SOUZA, 6 OUT OF 7.

>> HERE AGAIN, MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

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POUNDS, IMPRESSIVE AS A

PROFESSIONAL, JUST TWO LOSSES,

HAILING FROM BRIARCLIFF,

PENNSYLVANIA, INTRODUCING SAMMY,

SAMMY OROPEZA!

AND ACROSS THE CAGE, OPPONENT

OUT OF THE BLUE CORNER AT 5'1" 1

WEIGHING IN AT 170.8 POUNDS.

HIS PROFESSIONAL RECORD,

UNDEFEATED AT 7-0, HAILING FROM

SALVIA

SALR VADOR, CRISTIANO SOUZA.

IN CHARGE OF THE ACTION, YOUR

REFER

REFEREE.

>> OROPEZA VERSUS SOUZA.

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT OPENING

ROUND.

>> SAM, YOU READY?

CRISTIANO, READY?

>> AND HERE WE GO.

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IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME, IT'S

MILLER TIME.

OR PEZ

OROPEZA IS IN THE BLUE TRUNKS.

SOUZA IS IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

>> SEEING MOVEMENT ON THE

OUTSIDE.

VERY UNORTHODOX KICK BUT ALSO

SOME POWERFUL PUNCHES AT CLOSE

RANGE.

TAKEDOWN.

NICE KNEE.

OROPEZA TO THE BODY.

RIGHT BACK TO THE BODY.

GOOD TURN FROM SAM OROPEZA. MORE FOR ORO

>> THOSE ARE SHORTER, STOCKIER.

WHAT CAN HE DO ON THE INSIDE?

>> STILL TO COME TONIGHT IN THIS

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT OPENING

ROUND, NAH-SHON BURRELL AND OUR

MAIN EVENT FOR THE WORLD TITLE,

DANIEL STRAUS AND PAT CURRAN.

OROPEZA LEADING NOW CENTER OF

THE BELLATOR CAGE.

JIMMY, IT'S REALLY UNUSUAL

STRIKING FOOT WORK FOR SOUZA.

STRIKING AT A DISTANCE.

>> PULLED OROPEZA RIGHT ON TOP

OF HIM.

JUJITSU BLACK BELT.

>> SOUZA IS PART OF BROWN BELT

IN BRAZILIAN JUJITSU.

GOES RIGHT BACK TO HIS FEET.

OROPEZA'S CORNER TELLING HIM

JUST TO RELAX AND TO BREATHE.

A LOT OF POWER BEHIND THAT KICK.

GOOD RIGHT HAND.

HE'S IN TROUBLE.

THE TKO WIN FOR SAM OROPEZA.

THE BIGGEST VICTORY OF HIS LIFE.

>> BEAUTIFUL SHOT.

SOUZA PROTESTING THE STOPPAGE,

BUT HE ATE SOME CLEAN PUNCHES.

WAS NOT PROTECTING HIMSELF.

GREAT AGGRESSION BY SAM OROPEZA.

11th WIN, 11th FINISH.

ONE PUNCH FROM THAT MAN, SAM

OROPEZA, TURNED AND ULTIMATELY

WON HIM THIS FIGHT.

STARTED WITH THAT POWER KICK

THAT GOT HIM BACKING UP.

HERE'S YOUR DIRECTV REPLAY.

DON'T JUST WATCH TV, DIRECTV.

UP AGAINST THE FENCE.

RIGHT HOOK.

RIGHT OVER THE TOP.

SOUZA IN BIG TROUBLE HERE.

LOOK AT THIS, LEAPING RIGHT

HOOK.

RIGHT ON THE JAW.

TRYING TO GET BACK IN.

YOU SEE, THOSE PUNCHES, BOTH OF

THEM LANDED RIGHT TO THE TEMPLE.

SOUZA DID NOT DEFEND HIMSELF.

MAN, GREAT SHOT.

ACCURATE.

PUT SOUZA RIGHT ON HIS BUTT.

THE FOLLOW-UP STRIKE.

LOOK HERE AT THE RIGHT HAND.

RIGHT TO THE TEMPLE.

SOUZA NOT WITH IT, NOT TRYING TO

PROTECT HIMSELF.

THAT'S A GOOD STOPPAGE THERE.

>> TO GET DIRECTV CALL

1-800-DIRECTV.

JIMMY, I AGREE WITH YOU.

ROD STEPPING IN.

SOUZA DEFINITELY WAS UNHAPPY

WITH THAT STOPPAGE BUT I THINK

MADRIG OOR

MADRIGAL DID THE RIGHT THING.

>>> WHEN WE RETURN, JIMMY SMITH

WILL SPEAK TO SAM OROPEZA.

HE IS

>>> COMING INTO THE WELTERWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT OPENING ROUND FIGHT

SAM OROPEZA SAID I HAVE TO BE

STEAL IT, HE DID IN THAT

PERFORMANCE.

HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, INSIDE

THE BELLATOR, 3:07 INTO ROUND

NUMBER ONE, THE WINNER BY

KNOCKOUT NOW ADVANCING TO THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINAL, SAMMY, SAMMY OROPEZA.

>> HERE'S JIMMY.

>> I'M HERE WITH SAM OROPEZA.

11 WIN, 11 FINISHES.

TALK US THROUGH THE END OF THAT

FIGHT.

YOU LOOKED FEARLESS AT THEnd OF

THAT.

>> CRISTIANO IS A WARRIOR.

HATS OFF TO HIM.

I FELT HIS POWER.

AND IT DIDN'T REALLY HURT ME.

I SAW HIM KNOCK PEOPLE OUT AND

THAT'S WHEN I KNEW I COULD WALK

IN AND FINISH THIS FIGHT.

>> NOW, A YOUNG HUNGRY FIELD

HERE AT 170 POUNDS, HOW DO YOU

FEEL MOVING ON TO THE

SEMIFINALS?

>> BRING IT ON, MAN.

I'M EXCITED.

I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO EVERY

FIGHT, I'M GOING TO BRING IT.

>> NOW, A LOT OF TIMES WHEN GUYS

GET THEIR FIRST CHANCE AT THE

BELLATOR TOURNAMENT IT'S ABOUT

SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE REST OF

THE FIELD.

WHAT MESSAGE DID YOU JUST SEND

WITH THAT KNOCKOUT?

>> I'M SHOWING UP TO FIGHT.

I'M HERE TO PUT ON EXCITING

FIGHTS FOR THE FANS.

INDIANA, WHAT'S UP?

THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO DO

EVERY FIGHT BECAUSE I'M A

FIGHTER.

>> YOU HEARD HIM, HE'S A WINNER.

SAM OROPEZA!

>> RULES AS A KNOCKOUT BY

REFEREE ROB MADRIGAL.

IT'S OUR ATTACK OF THE NIGHT.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY ATTACK POKER.

>> SAM OROPEZA, LOOK AT THAT

RIGHT HAND, JIMMY.

AND THEN FOLLOWING CRISTIANO

SOUZA TO THE GROUND FOR THE

FINISH.

>> ACCURATE RIGHT HAND.

GREAT GROUND AND POUND.

GREAT FINISHING INSTINCTS BY SAM

OROPEZA.

>> WITH THAT IMPRESSIVE KNOCKOUT

WIN, SAM OROPEZA ADVANCES INTO

THE SEMIFINAL ROUNDS OF THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

SAM OROPEZA IN THE BIGGEST FIGHT

OF HIS LIFE RECORDS THE FIRST

ROUND KNOCKOUT WIN.

>>> I'M NEXT WE KEEP ROLLING ON

THE WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

>> WILL HIS BOXING WITH THE

DIFFERENCE TONIGHT AGAINST A MAN

WE KNOW CAN HIT, ANDREY

KORESHKOV.

BOTH THESE GUYS LOOKING FOR A

KNOCKOUT TONIGHT.

>> NAH-SHON BURRELL VERSUS

FORMER CURRENT CHAMPION ANDREY

KORESHKOV IS COMING YOUR WAY.

>>> TONIGHT'S MAIN EVENT IS THE

FIGHT OF COURSE, JIMMY, FOR THE

BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT TIGHT.

>> THAT'S THE GUY WHO LOOKED

VERY DIFFERENT AND HERE'S WHY.

HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH THE

WEIGHT CUT, ACTUALLY HAD TO CUT

OFF HIS TRADEMARK DREADLOCKS.

MAN, THAT IS A TOUGH WEIGHT CUT

WHEN YOU ARE CUTTING YOUR HAIR

OFF TO MAKE WEIGHT.

BARELY MADE IT BEFORE THE TIME

LIMIT WAS UP.

TWO HOURS AFTER WEIGH-IN.

BARELY MADE IT.

HE DID.

THAT'S THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR

BEING A GIGANTIC FEATHERWEIGHT.

THAT'S NOT A SMALL

FEATHERWEIGHT, EITHER.

PAT CURRAN, BOTH GUYS, MORE

MENTALLY FOCUSED THAN I HAVE

EVER SEEN THEM BEFORE.

PAT CURRAN IS THE BEST CAMP I'VE

EVER HAD.

I'VE NEVER BEEN THIS WELL

PREPARED.

>> ALSO TONIGHT WE'RE BRINGING

YOU THE OPENING ROUND OF THE

BELLATOR WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

WHICH REDUCES THE FIELD OF EIGHT

FIGHTERS DOWN TO FOUR.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

THE MOST EXPERIENCED FIGHTER IN

THAT FIELD, ANDREY KORESHKOV.

OF COURSE, A TOURNAMENT WINNER

AT 170 POUNDS BUT NAH-SHON

BURRELL BRINGS A LOT OF HEART.

HE IS PROUD TO BE A PHILLY

FIGHTER.

>> I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN

PHILADELPHIA.

NORTH PHILLY.

EVERY TIME THEY SAY FIGHTING OUT

OF PHILADELPHIA IT GIVES ME

CHILLS.

I WANT TO REPRESENT IT, WHAT

PHILLY IS ABOUT.

GO GETTERS OUT THERE, MAN.

PHILLY FIGHTERS ARE KNOWN FOR

SPRAWLING AND BRAWLING.

THAT'S ME, MAN.

I GET IN THE CAGE.

GET IN YOUR FACE.

TOE TO TOE.

AND IT'S A WEIRD JOB, BUT

NOTHING COMES CLOSE.

AS A KID, YOU KNOW, I USED TO

TALK A LOT AND LOSE A LOT OF

FIGHTS, A LOT OF FIGHTS, MAN.

I NEVER SHUT UP.

I STILL TALK SHIT.

I JUST LEARN HOW TO BACK IT UP.

THE TOUGHER I FIGHT, THE MORE I

LOVE IT.

FIGHTING ANDREY, ONCE I GET HIM

OUT OF THE WAY, EYE ON ME.

I WANT MORE THAN JUST THE THIS

FIGHT.

I WANT TO TOURNAMENT.

I WANT TO BE THE GUY STANDING ON

TOP OF THE HILL.

MY TIME, MAN.

MY TOURNAMENT.

MY BELT.

TIME TO GET THE JOB DONE.

>> ANDREY KORESHKOV BELIEVES

THAT TONIGHT'S FIGHT WILL BE HIS

FIRST STEP TOWARD ANOTHER SHOT

AT THE BELLATOR WORLD TITLE.

>> ANDREYKORESHKOV.

>> ANDREY KORESHKOV ALONG WITH

HIS MENTOR BELLATOR'S REINING

MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

ALEXANDER SCHLMENKO.

ALL BUSINESS ON THE FACE OF

KORESHKOV AND ALL BUSINESS ON

NAH-SHON BURRELL.

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING BELLATOR

LIVE ON SPIKE AS WE ARE COMING

TO YOU TONIGHT FROM HORSESHOE

CASINO IN HAMMOND, INDIANA.

FORMER TOURNAMENT WINNER ANDREY

KORESHKOV BACK IN THE SEASON TEN

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT.

OPENING ROUND FIGHT AGAINST THAT

MAN ON YOUR SCREEN, NAH-SHON

BURRELL.

OUR TALE OF THE TYPE IS BROUGHT

TO YOU BY DAVE AND BUSTER'S.

>> ANDREY KORESHKOV MUCH MORE

EXPERIENCED, ESPECIALLY IN THE

BELLATOR TOURNAMENT, BUT COMING

OFF THE FIRST LOSS OF HIS

CAREER.

>> ONCE AGAIN, MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> BELLATOR IN THE MAIN TONIGHT

ALONG WITH HORSESHOE CASINO,

CHICAGO LANDS PREMIER AND

GAMBLING DESTINATION NOW

PRESENTS THE NEXT WELTERWEIGHT

OPENING ROUND FIGHT IN THE

TOUGHEST TOURNAMENT IN SPORTS.

PRESENTED BY ATTACKPOKER.COM,

THE OFFICIAL ONLINE GAMING

PARTNER OF BELLATOR, FREE TO

PLAY ONLINE GAMING MEETS MMA.

NOW THREE FIVE-MINUTE ROUDS

INTRODUCING THE RED CORNER

FIRST, 171 POUNDS, MAKING HIS

TOURNAMENT DEBUT TONIGHT, HE

BRINGS 11 PROFESSIONAL

VICTORIES, THREE DEFEATS,

FIGHTING OUT OF PHILADELPHIA,

PA, INTRODUCING NAH-SHON "THE

ROCK 'N ROLLER" BURRELL.

>> AND ACROSS THE GAUGE HIS

OPPONENT TONIGHT OUT OF THE BLUE

CORNER AT 6'1" WEIGHING IN 107.7

POUNDS, FORMERER TOURNAMENT

WINNER AND WORLD TITLE

CHALLENGER RETURNS WITH 14

PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES, 1

DEFEAT, OUT OF RUSSIA,

PRESENTING ANDREY KORESHKOV.

AND THE REFEREE IN CHARGE OF THE

ACTION, ROB HINDS.

>> NAH-SHON BURRELL VERSUS THE

RUSSIAN ANDREY KORESHKOV.

THE WINNER ADVANCES TO THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINALS.

ROUND NUMBER ONE.

OUR FIGHT CLOCK IS BROUGHT TO

YOU BY MILLER LITE, THE OFFICIAL

BEER OF BELLATOR.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME, IT'S

MILLER TIME.

BURRELL IN THE BLACK AND RED

TRUNKS.

KORESHKOV IN THE WHITE TRUNKS.

BOUNCING A STEP, BURRELL, JIMMY.

>> HE'S GOING TO NEED THAT.

KORESHKOV HAS KNOCKOUT POWER AND

IT'S WITH FUNNY ANGLES.

LONG PUNCHES, LIKES HIS HOOKS,

UPPERCUT.

HANDS VERY HIGH FOR KORESHKOV.

MID FOR BURRELL.

CAUGHT.

KICK ON NAH-SHON BURRELL.

GOING TO WORK.

BEHIND.

SEEN ENOUGH.

A LIGHTNING STRIKE WIN FOR

ANDREY KORESHKOV AND, JUST LIKE

THAT, HE BOOKS HIS PLACE IN THE

FINAL FOUR.

>> THAT KICK CAUGHT HIM AND

FOLLOW-UP PUNCHES FINISHED THE

FIGHT.

KNEW THIS KID HAS POWER.

HE JUST PROVED IT THERE.

>> THAT IS A CRUSHING BODY SHOT

THAT SET UP THE FINISH FOR

ANDREY KORESHKOV.

>> IT MIGHT HAVE CAUGHT HIM IN

THE HEAD COMING IN.

WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

LET'S LOOK AT IT NOW, JIMMY,

WITH OUR DIRECTV REPLAY.

DON'T JUST WATCH TV, DIRECTV.

>> LOOKED LIKE IT WAS PURE BODY.

CAUGHT HIM IN THE RIBS.

AND ONCE HE WAS DOWN, LOOK AT

THE POWER IN HE'S PUNCHES.

HERE'S THE KICK.

MAN, JUST KNOCKS HIM OVER.

THOSE RIGHT HANDS, BEAUTIFUL

PUNCHING POWER BY ANDREY

KORESHKOV.

BUT THIS KICK STARTED IT.

RIGHT UNDERNEATH THE RIBS.

YES.

THE KNEE, JUST CAUGHT HIM IN THE

CHIN.

I THOUGHT HE LOOKED A LITTLE

STUNNED WHEN HE HIT THE GROUND.

THAT KNEE JUST CAUGHT HIM IN THE

CHIN.

JUST A BIT.

AND, MAN, THESE PUNCHES, NO ONE

IN THE 170-POUND DIVISION COULD

HAVE TAKEN THESE SHOTS AND STILL

BEEN IN THE FIGHT.

GREAT STOP HAJJ.

>> DIRECTV, CALL 1-800-DIRECTV.

THAT MAN IS A NATURAL BORN

FINISHER.

ANDREY KORESHKOV, NOW 15-1 IN

HIS PRO MMA CAREER.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS BREAK,

JIMMY SMITH WILL SPEAK TO HIM AS

>>> ANDREY KORESHKOV TOLD JIMMY

AN ME HE WANTED TO EASE HIMSELF

INTO THIS FIGHT.

SO MUCH FOR THAT.

INSTEAD, A LIGHTNING STRIKE

VICTORY.

HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, INSIDE

THE BELLATOR, OFFICIALLY 41

SECONDS INTO ROUND NUMBER ONE,

THE WINNER BY TKO, EARNING HIS

PLACE IN THE WELTERWEIGHT

SEMIFINALS, ANDREY SPARTAN

KORESHKOV.

>> JIMMY'S IN THE CAGE.

>> I'M HERE WITH YOUR WINNER

ANDREY KORESHKOV.

ANDREY, YOU SAID YOUR LAST FIGHT

MADE YOUR MORE FOCUSED, MADE YOU

MORE DEADLY.

DID YOU WANT TO SHOW THAT

TONIGHT WITH A FIRST ROUND

KNOCKOUT?

>> Translator: WELL, ACTUALLY MY

COACH, ALEXANDER, THIS IS THE

PERSON WHO MADE ME MORE

DANGEROUS AND TONIGHT WE JUST

SHOW THE RESULT OF OUR WORK.

>> YOU'RE THE MOST EXPERIENCED

FIGHTER IN THIS BELLATOR

TOURNAMENT.

YOU KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE

HUNGRY AND WANT THAT TOURNAMENT

WIN.

WHAT'S HIS MESSAGE TO THE REST

OF THE FIELD?

>> Translator: GUY, DON'T

UNDEREST MATE RUSSIAN FIGHTERS.

>> YOU HEARD IT, DON'T UDS

ESTIMATE RUSSIAN FIGHTERS.

YOUR WINNER, ANDREY KORESHKOV,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

>> OUTSTANDING AND DOMINANT

PERFORMANCE FOR ANDREY

KORESHKOV.

HE NEEDED JUST 41 SECONDS TO

FINISH NAH-SHON BURRELL.

THE BEGINNING OF THE END COMES

FROM THIS KICK.

JIMMY, AS YOU SAID, THE GRAZING

OF THE KNEES AND THE FULL IMPACT

OF THE KICKS TO THE BODY, AND

HERE'S KORESHKOV WASTING NO TIME

TO FINISH.

>> SWARMING ALL OVER HIM WITH

PUNCHES, HARD SHOTS.

YOU CANNOT TAKE A SECOND OF

FOCUS AWAY FROM THIS MAN, ANDREY

KORESHKOV, OR HE WILL KNOCK YOU

OUT.

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

>> ANDREY KORESHKOV NOW THROUGH

TO THE WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINAL ROUND.

AND HIS HALF OF THE BRACKET

STANDING IN HIS WAY TO THE

FINAL, SAM OROPEZA.

THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 28th,

MAVERICK

>>> OUR MAIN EVENT TONIGHT,

DANIEL STRAUS LOOKING TO DEFEND

HIS TITLE.

IT'S THE BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT.

>> SO INCREDIBLY FOCUSSED FOR

THIS FIGHT.

MEAN IS THE ONLY WORD I CAN USE

TO DESCRIBE HIS ATTITUDE AT THE

WEIGH-IN.

DIFFERENT THAN I'VE EVER SEEN

HIM.

PAT CURRAN HAD TO OVERCOME SO

MUCH OUTSIDE OF TRAINING AFTER

LOSING HIS BELT.

TONIGHT HE HAS A CHANCE TO GET

IT BACK.

HESS INCREDIBLY FOCUSED AS WELL.

THIS IS THE BEST CAMP I'VE EVER

HAD.

>> WE'RE WITH YOU FROM HORSESHOE

CASINO IN HAMMOND, INDIANA.

IN ATTENDANCE, THE EVER POPULAR

BELLATOR GIRLS.

EARLIER TONIGHT IN A FIGHT THAT

MANY OF YOU WATCHED LIVE ON

SPIKE.COM, PAUL BRAD DIFFICULT

VERSUS NATHAN COY IN THE

WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT OPEN

ROUND.

>> BOTH ALL AMERICANS.

BOTH SAID IT WOULD COME DOWN TO

THE STRIKING AND THEY WERE

RIGHT.

BUT NATHAN COY, THE SUPERIOR

STRIKER ON THE SOUTHPAW LANDING

THE STRAIGHT LEFT ON PAUL

BRADLEY THROUGHOUT THE FIGHT.

NOT MUCH WRESTLING GOING ON.

PAUL BRADLEY ABLE TO GET BACK TO

HIS FEET.

IT WAS A BOXING OF NATHAN COY

THAT GOT HIM THE WIN.

>> THE FINAL FOUR OF THIS

BELLATOR WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

IS SET.

IN ONE SEMIFINAL, UNDEFEATED

ADAM McDONOUGH VERSUS NAY THAN

COY AND THE OTHER SEMIFINAL, SAM

OROPEZA VERSUS ANDREY KORESHKOV.

>> GET READY.

THE MAIN EVENT IS ON TAP.

>>> UP NEXT, OUR MAIN EVENT.

THE LAST TIME THEY MET, DANIEL

STRAUS TOOK THE BELT.

NOW CHICAGO'S OWN PAT CURRAN IS

DETERMINED TO TAKE IT BACK.

IT'S

BELLATOR CAGE WILL BE AT THE

KANSAS STAGE CASINO.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

ATILLA BAY AND NEWTON.

MARCH 28th, THE MIDDLEWEIGHT

TITLE.

WARD PROMISES TO DO IT LIKE NO

ONE HAS.

WE'RE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO MAY

17th, THE PAY-PER-VIEW IN

MEMPHIS.

>> LIGHTWEIGHT BELT IS MINE.

I'M IN THE SPORT TO BE THE BEST.

>> I'M TAKING EVERYBODY OUT.

>> OH!

>> I WILL WATCH THESE GUYS FIGHT

20 TIMES, 30 TIMES.

>> ALVAREZ.

>> MICHAEL CHANDLER.

>> THE FIGHT OF THE YEAR.

>> THE FIRST TIME WAS

PHENOMENAL.

SO WAS THE RE-MATCH.

>> WE'RE 1-1.

I'M COME FOR THAT BELT.

>> I'M A MONSTER.

>> 205-POUND TOURNAMENT.

>> RAMPAGE, JACKSON.

>> YOU NEXT!

YOU NEXT!

YOU NEXT!

>>> TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE.

YOU CAN GET THEM THROUGH TICKET

MASTER AND AT BELLATOR.COM.

>>> WE ARE JUST MOMENTS AWAY

NOW, JIMMY, FROM OUR MAIN EVENT

OF THE EVENING.

>> DANIEL STRAUS, THE CHAMPION,

HAVING THAT BELT MEANS SO MUCH

TO HIM HE SAID, HEY, THIS IS

JUST ANOTHER FIGHT.

TECHNICALLY I'M GOING TO DO WHAT

I ALWAYS DO.

PAT CURRAN SAYS THIS IS THE BEST

CAMP I'VE EVER HAD, THE BEST I

HAVE EVER FELT.

I THINK IT'S THE MOST MOTIVATED

HE HAS EVER BEEN.

>> TONIGHT'S BELLATOR MAIN EVENT

LIVE ON SPIKE IS BROUGHT TO YOU

BY MILLER LITE, THE OFFICIAL

BEER OF BELLATOR.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME, IT'S

MILLER TIME.

>>> WE'RE LIVE TONIGHT ON SPIKE

AT HORSESHOE CASINO IN HAMMOND,

INDIANA AND WE'RE NOW SET FOR

OUR MAIN EVENT.

IT'S THE REMATCH CHAMPION DANIEL

STRAUS VERSUS FORMER BELT HOLDER

PAT CURRAN FOR THE BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TIGHT.

>> ON APRIL 17th, 2009, A YOUNG

FIGHTER KNOCKED A MAN OUT FOR

THE VERY FIRST TIME.

THE MAN WHO LOST THAT FIGHT HAD

NEVER BEEN KNOCKED OUT BEFORE.

HE LEFT THE AGE SWEARING THAT IT

WOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

THAT MAN WAS DANIEL STRAUS.

SINCE THAT FATEFUL NIGHT STRAUS

WALKED A LONG ROAD TO A BELLATOR

WORLD TITLE SHOT.

HE DEALT WITH INJURIES, REST,

THE DEATH OF A FRIEND, THE BIRTH

OF A BABY GIRL.

HE FOUGHT THROUGH IT ALL.

>> I FEEL LIKE ANYBODY CAN

EXPERIENCE DEATH, I FEEL LIKE

ANYBODY CAN EXPERIENCE ARREST,

ANYBODY CAN EXPERIENCE HAVING A

BABY.

EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN STORY.

WHAT WE DO WITH IT.

>> ON NOVEMBER 2nd, 20 13, HE

WAS CROWNED THE FEATHERWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPION AND FOR DANIEL

STRAUS, THIS VICTORY WAS

ESPECIALLY SWEET BECAUSE HE TOOK

THE TITLE AWAY FROM THE ONLY MAN

WHO EVER KNOCKED HIM OUT, PAT

CURRAN.

>> PAT CURRAN NEEDS TO SELL OUT

AND TAKE THE BIG RISK.

CHAMPIONSHIP RING.

>> BOTTOM LINE, I'M GOING TO

BEAT PAT BECAUSE I'M BETTER THAN

PAT.

IT'S JUST ANOTHER MAN HUNGRY TO

ME.

NOTHING IS GOING TO STOP ME FROM

MY DREAMS OR MY GOALS.

STILL CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN.

I STILL HAVE TO TRAVEL THAT

ROAD.

THIS IS MY DESTINY, MAN.

>> FOR EVERY NEW CHAMPION, THERE

IS A MAN WHO LEAVES THE CAGE

HAUNTED BY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS.

PAT CURRAN WAS A MAN WHO WAS

BUILDING A LEGACY AS THE BEST

FEATHERWEIGHT IN THE WORLD.

HE BROKE ALEGEND, DEVASTATED A

WORLD CHAMPION, AND DEFENDED HIS

BELT AGAINST THE TOP

FEATHERWEIGHTS OF THE WORLD.

BUT HIS REIN AS A WORLD CHAMPION

ENDED THE NIGHT HE MET DANIEL

STRAUS FOR A SECOND TIME.

>> WHOA!

>> LOSING TO STRAUS WAS A KICK

IN THE ASS.

I HATE THINKING ABOUT IT.

I WAS ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

I STILL HIT ROCK BOTTOM.

THAT'S JUST MY ANXIETY AND

DEPRESSION TAKING OVER MY LIFE.

IT REALLY PUT ME IN A DARK, DARK

HOLE BUT OPENED MY EYES.

SEEKD THE RIGHT HELP AND TOOK

THE STEPS TO GET BACK.

GETTING BACK THE TITLE IS GOING

TO BE BETTER THAN WINNING IT THE

FIRST TIME.

>> NOW PAT CURRAN SEEKS A

MEASURE OF VENGEANCE AND HE

WON'T REST UNTIL HE GETS IT.

>> TONIGHT I WANT TO SEND A

MESSAGE AND THAT MESSAGE IS I'M

THE BEST FEATHERWEIGHT IN THE

WORLD.

>> TONIGHT, THIS FIGHT WILL

DEFINE THE FEATHERWEIGHT

DIVISION.

IT IS THE CULMINATION OF THE

HOPES AND DREAMS OF TWO MEN

FIGHTING TO ANSWER A SIMPLE

QUESTION, WHO WILL BE THE NEXT

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION?

>> AND NOW TO MAKE HIS WAY TO

THE CAGE, PAT CURRAN!

>> PAT CURRAN HAS HAD PHENOMENAL

SUCCESS IN COMING TO BELLATOR IN

SEASON NUMBER TWO, 2010.

BELLATOR'S FORMER FEATHERWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPION IS ALSO A

TWO-TIME TOURNAMENT WINNER AND

NOW INTENSE ON TAKING THE TITLE

BACK TONIGHT.

>> HE WAS A NAME NO ONE KNEW

STEPPING INTO THAT LIGHTWEIGHT

TOURNAMENT, MUCH BIGGER NAME,

MUCH MORE PEERNED FIGHTER, AND

HE WON IT.

THEN DROPPED DOWN TO 145 POUNDS.

ONE OF THE TOP FEATHERWEIGHTS IN

THE WORLD.

HE IS THE BELLATOR STORY TO

BEAT.

FROM NOWHERE, HARD WORK MADE HIM

ONE OF THE BEST.

IT IS A GREAT PERFORMANCE NIGHT

THOUGH AGAINST A GUY I THINK

STYLISTICALLY HIS KRYPTONITE IN

DANIEL STRAUS, THAT'S THE

QUESTION.

>> CURRAN SAID HE WANTS TO

ESTABLISH HIS STRIKING QUICKLY.

CLOSE THE DISTANCE, AND THEN

TAKE ADVANTAGE WHEN HE FEELS

STRAUS WILL INVARIABLY GET WIDE

WITH HIS PUNCHES.

>> HE'S A TIGHT PUNCHER.

VERY ACCURATE.

COULD THAT BE HIS KEY TO

VICTORY?

>> NOW READY TO MAKE HIS WAY TO

THE CAGE, BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPION, DANIEL STRAUS!

>> YOU JUST GOT TO LOOK AT

DANIEL STRAUS NO LONGER WITH

DREADLOCKS AND TOUGH WEIGHT

KURKTS HAD TO SHAVE HIS HEAD.

JIMMY, THAT'S ONLY THE SECOND

TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN THAT

IN,MMA.

>> WHEN YOU SHAVE YOUR HEAD IT

WAS A VERY TOUGH CUT.

TWO HOURS TO MAKE IT.

PASS THE WEIGH-IN.

HE CUT IT RIGHT TO THE END.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT

HE WOULD MAKE IT.

BUT ON THE FLIP SIDE, HE IS A

GIGANTIC FEATHERWEIGHT.

USES HIS PHYSICAL ABILITY.

LOOK AT HIS BALANCE.

33 PUNCHES.

33 KICKS.

22 GROUND AND POUND STRIKES IN

HIS FIGHT AGAINST PAT CURRAN.

KEPT THE PRESSURE ON THE ENTIRE

TIME.

>> STRAUS FEELS THAT HE HAS

DEFEAT ADVANTAGE OVER CURRAN.

HE TOLD US I'M GOING TO MAKE

CURRAN ADAPT TO MY STYLE.

NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

>> ONE THING, WITH THE WEIGHT

CUT HE HAD, KEEPING THE PRESSURE

ON FOR FIVE ROUNDS, WILL THAT

CUT AFFECT HIM COME THE CHAMPION

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND FOUR AND

FIVE?

WE'LL HAVE TO SEE.

>> MORE AMPED UP.

JUST MEANER, JUST HAS MORE

ENERGY THAN I'VE EVER SEEN HIM

COMING INTO A FIGHT, SEAN.

>> THIS GUY IS USUALLY HAPPY,

USUALLY SMILING.

NONE OF THAT COMING INTO THIS

FIGHT.

>> DAVE AND BUSTER'S BRINGS YOU

OUR TALE OF THE TAPE.

EAT, DRINK, PLAY, WATCH SPORTS.

>> LOOK AT THE WEIGHT.

BOTH MADE THE 145-POUND LIMIT.

DANIEL STRAUS MUCH TOUGHER CUT.

WITH THE OFFICIAL INTRODUCTIONS,

HERE AGAIN IS MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

BELLATOR ALONG WITH HORSESHOE

CASINO NOW PRESENT LIVE ON SPIKE

THE MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING,

FIVE FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS FOR THE

BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP.

SANCTIONED TONIGHT BY THE

ATHLETIC DIVISION OF THE INDIANA

GAMING COMMISSION, DIRECTOR.

TONIGHT'S FIGHT IS BROUGHT TO

YOU BY MILLER LITE.

THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BELLATOR

AND MMA.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME, IT'S

MILLER TIME.

AND NOW INTRODUCING FIGHTING OUT

OF THE RED CORNER, 5'10", 144.7

POUNDS, THE FORMER, THE

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION

TONIGHT ENTERS WITH 19

PROFESSIONAL VICTORY BY DEFEAT,

FIGHTING OUT OF CRYSTAL LAKE,

ILLINOIS, INTRODUCING PAT

CURRAN.

AND ACROSS THE CAGE, CHAMPION,

TONIGHT'S FIGHTING OUT OF THE

BLUE CORNER AT 5'7" WEIGHING IN

145 POUNDS EVEN, TONIGHT IN HIS

FIRST TITLE DEFENSE HE STANDS

WITH 22 PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES,

4 DEFEATS, FIGHTING OUT OF

COCONUT CREEK, FLORIDA, HE HAILS

FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO.

PRESENTING THE DEFENDING

BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION, DANIEL STRAUS!

WHEN THE BELL RINGS THE REFEREE

IN CHARGE OF THE ACTION, GARY

COPELAND.

>> LISTEN UP, FIGHTERS.

RECEIVE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS.

TAKE A LISTEN AT ALL TIMES.

CLEAN, FAIR FIGHT.

ANY QUESTION, RED?

HOW ABOUT YOU, BLUE?

LET'S TOUCH OVER HERE AND THEN

FIGHT.

>> JIMMY, YOUR KEYS TO VICTORY

ARE PRESENTED BY VICTORY

MOTORCYCLES.

RIDE ONE AND YOU'LL OWN ONE.

>> PAT CURRAN, AVOID THE

CLINCHES.

STAY BUSY WITH THE PUNCHES.

I DIDN'T THINK HE THREW ENOUGH

PRESIDE

IN THE LAST FIGHT.

STAY INSIDE CURRAN'S PUNCHES.

PAT CURRAN THROWS LONG, STRAIGHT

PUNCHES.

HE WANTS TO GET INSIDE OF HIM.

>> SCHEDULED FOR FIVE

FIVE-MINUTE ROUNDS FOR THAT

TITLE.

BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP.

AND ROUND NUMBER ONE.

>> FIGHT CLOCK IS BROUGHT TO YOU

BY MILLER LITE.

IT'S NOT JUST A GOOD TIME, IT'S

MILLER TIME.

>> CURRAN, THE FORMER CHAMPION,

IS IN THE WHITE TRUNKS WITH THE

BLACK TRIM.

STRAUS, THE REINING CHAMPION, IS

IN THE WHITE TRUNKS.

FLOATING, JIMMY, WITH THE RIGHT

HAND.

>> PAT CURRAN IN THE PASSES.

START SLOWLY.

I THINK HE NEEDS TO SET A

PRECEDENT.

THROWS A LOT MORE PUNCHES.

THAT KNEE CAUGHT HIM COMING IN.

>> HE ATE THAT BIG KNEE.

>> ELBOW FROM CURRAN.

CURRAN GOING FOR A TAKEDOWN OF

HIS OWN.

DOESN'T OFTEN DO THAT.

USING HIS WRESTLING GENERALLY

DEFENSIVELY.

>> STRAUS WORKING THE TAKEDOWN

IN THEIR SECOND FIGHT.

GARY COPELAND TELLING BOTH

FIGHTERS TO KEEP WORKING.

BEAUTIFUL TRIP.

TRYING TO SCRAMBLE.

NOW IT'S AN OPEN GUARD.

ATHLETIC, LOOKING FOR PAT TRYING

TO PASS TO THAT WEAK SIDE, THE

RIGHT SIDE.

OVER THE LEFT KNEE OF DANIEL

STRAUS.

ALL HE TALKED ABOUT IS HOW GOOD

THIS GUY IS ON THE GROUND.

WATCHING THE BOTTOM FROM STRAUS.

STRAUS ON HIS BACK A LOT.

THE GRINDER.

TRIANGLE POSITION.

IT COULD BE TOUGH TO GET.

CURRAN RIGHT BACK ON HIS MAN.

>> HE HAS A WICKED NECKTIE.

COMING AROUND THE BACK.

LOOKING FOR A GUILLOTINE NOW.

>> GREAT FRONT CHOKE.

STRAUS KEEPING A LOW TIGHT BASE.

>> THIS FIRST ROUND PAT CURRAN

BEING MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE THAN

WE'VE SEEN HIM IN PAST FIGHTS.

TRYING TO SEND A MESSAGE HERE.

SHORT ELBOWS FROM CURRAN.

GOT TO BE CAUTIOUS HERE.

LEGAL KNEE UP TO THE SHOULDER.

TO THE ARM NOW FROM CURRAN.

>> STRAUS BACK TO HIS FEET.

EXPLOSION FROM STRAUS.

CURRAN LOOKING VERY AGGRESSIVE

EARLY, JIMMY.

A LITTLE BIT OF REVERSAL.

PAT CURRAN STARTING STRONG.

DANIEL STRAUS, THE CHAMP, A

LITTLE BIT TENTATIVE IN THIS

FIRST ROUND.

STRAUS LOOKING FOR THE BODY

LOCK.

THE BODY LOCK AND TURN.

ATTEMPTED TURN FROM CURRAN.

>> INSIDE TRIP.

COULD NOT FIND IT.

OUTSIDE TRIP.

>> DOUBLE LEG.

SINGLE.

FRONT CHOKE.

MODIFIED GUILLOTINE.

STRAUS TRYING TO LOCK ON FOR THE

FINISH.

>> HE'S WORKING HARD FOR IT.

>> 20 SECONDS REMAINING IN ROUND

NUMBER ONE.

TRYING TO SPIN HIS WAY OUT.

HE LOCKED IT.

>> STRAUS STAYED TIGHT.

>> END OF ROUND ONE.

>> BOTH FIGHTER, JIMMY, PLAYING

OFFENSE AND PLAYING DEFENSE IN

THE OPENING ROUND.

>> WE WORE HIM DOWN A LOT.

ONE SECOND.

JUST A LITTLE BIT.

ALL RIGHT.

FEELING IT?

WHAT ARE YOU FEELING?

TALK TO ME.

DEEP BREATH.

WATCH THE CHOKE, OKAY?

WATCH THE CHOKE.

KEEP BEING HEAVY ON HIM.

YOU'RE DOING SOME DAMAGE, OKAY?

HE'S GOING TO TRY TO GET ON TOP

OF YOU BECAUSE HE'S GOING TO

WANT TO SCORE BACK.

START LANDING SOME HEAVY STUFF.

STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLE.

SIMPLE.

SIMPLE.

>> KEEP BLOCKING.

KEEP BLOCKING.

>> LET'S GO!

>> I GOT IT.

>> PAT CURRAN TAKING THE ADVICE

OF HIS COUSIN, HIS TRAINER, JEFF

CURRAN.

ROUND NUMBER TWO.

DANIEL STRAUS.

JIMMY, YOUR SCORECARD, ROUND

ONE.

>> PAT CURRAN.

DANIEL STRAUS' OFFENSE.

PAT CURRAN, THE AGGRESSIVE IN

THAT FIRST ROUND.

GOOD WORK ON THE GROUND.

DANIEL STRAUS, TRYING TO GET IT

BACK.

JEFF CURRAN WARNED PAT CURRAN

ABOUT THAT.

HE'S GOING TO WANT TO GET BACK

IN THIS SECOND ROUND.

THAT WILL BE THE TAKEDOWN BUT

DANIEL STRAUS WE READY TO BANG.

WATCH OUT FOR STRAUS.

OH, MY GOSH.

LEFT HAND BY STRAUS AND HE

POUNCES!

I WAS ABOUT TO SAY NOT KNOWN AS

A FINISHER BUT HE THROWS A LOT.

THAT WAS A GOOD LEFT HOOK.

CAUGHT PAT CURRAN COMPLETELY BY

SURPRISE.

CURRAN BACK TO HIS FEET.

STRAUS JUST MISSES THAT BIG LEFT

HOOK.

AND A GREAT SHOW OF RESPECT FROM

THESE TWO FIGHTERS.

>> THE CROWD IS LOVING THIS.

MAN, A LOT OF TROUBLE FOR PAT

CURRAN.

THAT RIGHT EYE IS A MESS.

CUT, SWELLING, BOTH ABOVE AND

BELOW THE EYE.

>> I WAS GOING TO SAY BEFORE HE

DROPPED HIM IS, DANIEL STRAUS

TENDS TO BE A BUSY STRIKER.

NOT NECESSARILY A FINISHER BUT

THROWS A LOT OF PUNCHES.

YOU DON'T WANT TO LET HIM GET

INTO A RHYTHM WHERE HE FEELS

CONFIDENT WITH THAT OFFENSE.

>> LEFT HIT FROM STRAUS.

CORNER, JIMMY, STRAUS, START

TOUCHING CURRAN ON HIS EYE.

>> THAT'S ACTUALLY THE DUDE

SCREAMING FROM THE AUDIENCE, AND

HE'S RIGHT.

THAT'S A KNOWLEDGEABLE FAN RIGHT

THERE.

THAT'S WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO.

BUT IT'S PAT CURRAN WITH THE

OFFENSE AGAINST THE FENCE.

>> CURRAN CUT OUTSIDE OF HIS

RIGHT BROW.

AS YOU SEE THE SWELLING UNDER

THE RIGHT EYE AS WELL.

>> WHAT WE'RE SEEING FROM BOTH

GUYS IS THEY'RE RESPECTING THE

COUNTER PUNCHING OF THE OTHER.

THEY GET IN AND LAND SOME SHOTS

BUT THEY GET OUT AGAIN.

THEY'RE A LITTLE HESITANT TO

STAY THERE AND WORK FOR THE

FINISH.

THEY DON'T WANT TO EAT A TON OF

PUNCHES.

>> 25 REMAINING IN ROUND TWO.

BODY KICK LANDED BY STRUS.

>> STRAUS.

>> THEY DON'T WANT TO STAND IN

FRONT OF HIM TOO LONG.

PAT CURRAN DEADLY COUNTER

PUNCHING.

>> BELLATOR DEBUT MIKE RICHIE

FOUND OUT HOW HARD PAT CURRAN

CAN HIT.

SAME THING, KNOCKED HIM OUT WITH

A KICK AFTER AN AGGRESSIVE

START.

>> CURRAN WINS OVER STRAUS APRIL

2009.

SECOND ROUND KNOCKOUT.

BOTH FIGHTERS CAME TO BELLATOR.

CURRAN DISMISSES THAT.

HE SAYS WE WERE TWO DIFFERENT

PEOPLE THEN.

BUT STILL.

MAY BE TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE, BUT

EVEN THEN THAT PERSON HAD

KNOCKOUT POWER.

>> SURPRISED WE HAVEN'T SEEN

MORE FROM STRAUS UP AGAINST THE

FENCE.

VICTORY LAST TIME WHEN HE TOOK

TITLE.

A LOT OF CLINCH WORK, FENCE

WORK.

SEEMS TO WORK OUT IN THE MIDDLE

OF CAGE.

NICE COUNTER.

>> BEAUTIFUL LEFT FROM STRAUS.

>> NEW TOOLS IN THE THIS FIGHT.

>> IT'S LIKE HE'S MAKING A

STATEMENT.

I'M THE CHAMP.

I'M TAKING THE CENTER OF THE

CAGE.

YOU GOT TO COME TAKE THAT BELT

FROM ME.

>> BOTH GUYS LANDING GOOD BODY

KICKS.

>> GET A LOOK AT THAT LACERATION

OUTSIDE OF CURRAN'S EYE.

NOW HE COMES IN.

THERE'S A JUMP KNEE FROM CURRAN.

>> TWO ROUNDS NOW IN THE BOOKS

OF THIS WORLD TITLE FIGHT.

>> YOU NOTICE STRAUS TURNING HIS

BA

BACK.

>> I WANT YOU TO TAKE MORE WHEN

THAT HAPPENS.

SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

>> MAKE HIM FEAR YOU.

DON'T TRY TO BOX TOO MUCH.

A LITTLE MOVEMENT, A LITTLE

MOVEMENT.

HARD SHOT.

THEN HE'S GOING TO THROW BACK

AND DUCK AND MOVE.

OKAY?

IF HE TLUSHES, TAKE IT AND TAKE

HIM DOWN.

>> DANIEL STRAUS, CHECK OUT THIS

BIG SHOT.

RIGHT TO THE EYE.

PACK CURRAN IS NOT PREPARED.

HANDS DOWN.

THAT IS NOT HOW YOU FIGHT A

CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT.

YOU'VE GOT TO BE READY AT ALL

TIMES.

HERE, ALMOST LIKE POSITION

KICKING DANIEL STRAUS OFF.

MAN, HE WAS IN TROUBLE ON THE

GROUND.

>> ROUND THREE, READY, RED?

ROUND THREE, READY, BLUE?

LET'S FIGHT.

>> ROUND NUMBER THREE OF THIS

BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE FIGHT.

JIMMY, HOW DO YOU HAVE IT SO

FAR?

>> ALL TIED UP.

LAST ROUND TO THE CHAMP DANIEL

STRAUS.

HURTING HIM ON THE GROUND.

I THINK HE TOOK HIS FOOT OFF THE

GAS.

HE LET PAT CURRAN BACK INTO THAT

ROUND.

I DON'T THINK PAT WON IT BACK

THOUGH.

APPROACH FROM DANIEL STRAUS,

FIGHTING IN SPURTS.

THAT IS NOT HOW HE'S HAS BEEN AN

APPROACHING THIS FIGHT.

>> SWING AND A MISS FROM STRAUS

WITH THE LEFT HOOK.

>> SOUND ADVICE FROM THE CORNER.

DON'T MAKE THIS A BOXING MIX.

MAKE HIM FEAR YOU.

>> RIGHT BY CURRAN.

>> GOOD LEFT, GOOD RIGHT.

>> TIGHT BLOCK.

STRAUS GESTURES AS THOUGH TO SAY

IS THAT ALL YOU'VE GOT?

GOOD EFFECTIVE DEFENSE THE WHOLE

TIME BY DANIEL STRAUS BUT IT

PILES UP POINTS AS BEING THE

AXWRESIVE, PAT CURRAN.

>> FIRST KICK FROM CURRAN.

KICK FROM STRAUS TO ANSWER.

>> DRIVES PAT CURRAN BACK.

DANIEL DOESN'T GO TO THE FENCE.

HE DID THAT A LOT IN THE LAST

FIGHT.

CENTER OF THE CAGE STRATEGY

SEEMS MORE TO PLAYS INTO PAT

CURRAN'S STRENGTH.

ALTHOUGH HE HAS BEEN DOING WELL.

GETTING ANY GROUND IN THIS

FIGHT.

NICE.

VERY NICE LEFT HAND FROM STRAUS.

NOT A LOT OF COMMITMENT WITH THE

HITS ON THAT TAKEDOWN.

NICE KNEE BY PAT CURRAN.

>> LOOKING FOR A LEVEL CHANGE OF

HIS OWN.

>> WELL DEFENDED FROM THE

CHAMPION DANIEL STRAUS.

>> GET BUSY.

FIGHT OFF THE CAGE, GUYS.

>> COPELAND TELLING THE FIGHTERS

TO SAY BUSY.

FIGHT OFF THE CAGE.

>> TWO OUTSTANDING

FEATHERWEIGHTS.

CROSS BAR, BELLATOR CAGE, THE

NAMES OF TWO GREAT LIGHTWEIGHTS.

THE TRILOGY ON PAY-PER-VIEW MAY

17th, THE THIRD FIGHT OF THIS

OUTSTANDING TRILOGY.

THERE'S THE TAKEDOWN AND THE

DRIVE-THRU FROM STRAUS.

BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE TRIP.

>> PAT CURRAN DOES NOT WANT TO

BE GOING FOR THE SWITCH.

>> STRAUS LOOKING VERY QUICK ON

THE GROUND, JIMMY.

SO EVENLY MATCHED JUST ABOUT

EVERYWHE

EVERYWHERE.

TO THE BODY FROM STRAUS.

BACK AND FORTH WE GO.

90 SECONDS REMAINING IN ROUND

NUMBER THREE.

SCHEDULED FOR FIVE FIVE-MINUTE

ROUNDS AND FIGHT FOR THE

BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE.

AND PRESSURE NOW FROM CURRAN.

>> GET BUSY, GUYS.

FIGHT OFF THE CAGE.

>> COPELAND TELLING THE FIGHTERS

TO STAY BUSY.

KNEE FROM CURRAN.

TRYING TO CHANGE LEVELS.

SO HARD TO COMMIT YOUR HIPS.

NICE.

OVER THE TOP ELBOW.

LOVING LEFT HAND BY STRAUS.

>> TRYING TO FIND AN ANKLE.

CURRAN FROM THE BOTTOM TRYING TO

KEEP STRAUS CLOSE AND OUT OF

STRIKING RANGE.

RIGHT FOR THE RIB CAGE.

TRYING TO COMMIT TO THAT PASS.

PAT CURRAN.

GUILLOTINE.

NOT GOING TO GET IT FROM THERE.

>> THE END OF ROUND THREE.

AND WE ARE MOVING TO DEEP WATER.

>> LOOKING GREAT.

>> MUCH BETTER ROUND, OKAY?

YOU GOT TO KEEP WINNING THE

ROUNDS IN EXCHANGES.

YOU'RE WAITING TOO LONG TO

TRANSITION.

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

YOU'RE HOLDING.

YOU'VE GOT TO GET LOW ON THE HIP

SO IT'S NOT SLIPPERY.

HE'S NOT GOING TO BE SLIPPERY

WHEN YOU'RE DOWN ON THE HIPS.

OKAY?

RIGHT UP ON THE WAISTBAND YOU

KEEP SLIDING UP, SLIDING UP.

EITHER YOU'RE UP OR YOU'RE DOWN

AND DIGGING.

>> KICK.

>> YES, YES.

>> LET'S GO, GUYS.

>> COME ON.

LET'S DO IT.

>> GET THEM OUT.

GET THEM OUT.

GET THEM OUT.

LET'S GO.

>> THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS ARE

ABOUT TO BEGIN.

HERE COMES ROUND NUMBER FOUR OF

THIS WORLD TITLE FIGHT.

DANIEL STRAUS, BELLATOR'S

REINING FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION, FACING THE MAN WHO

PREVIOUSLY HELD THIS TITLE, PAT

CURRAN.

JIMMY, WHAT DO YOU THINK THUS

FAR?

>> OH, GOOD LEFT HAND!

>> SO FAR, MY SCORECARD, TWO

ROUNDS TO ONE FOR DANIEL STRAUS.

HE GAVE HIM THAT LAST ROUND.

VERY CLOSE.

I THOUGHT HE FINISHED STRONG.

THAT ROUND COULD HAVE GONE

EITHER WAY.

MAN, STRAUS STARTING FAST IN

ROUND IN BER FOUR.

>> THIS THE 25th PRO MMA FIGHT

FOR PAT CURRAN.

THE FOURTH TIME HE HAS GONE PAST

THREE ROUNDS.

DANIEL STRAUS, PRO MMA FIGHT

NUMBER 27.

HIS FOURTH TIME PAST THREE

ROUNDS.

>> WHAT DANIEL STRAUS IS KNOWN

F

FOR, SENDING A MESSAGE, HEY, I

HAVE PLENTY OF GAS AROUND FOUR

AND FIVE.

DON'T THINK I'M GOING TO SLOW

DOWN.

GOOD CLEVER TURN FROM STRAUS.

CURRAN TRYING TO TURN RIGHT

BARK, AND HE DOES.

>> CURRAN HAS DONE WELL WITH HIS

BODY LOCK POSITION.

BUT HASN'T DONE A TON WITH IT.

COUPLE OF OUTSIDE TRIPS.

SEE WHAT HE DOES WITH IT.

>> BELLATOR WORLD TITLE FIGHT

CONTINUES LIVE ON SPIKE NEXT

FRIDAY NIGHT.

FOR THE LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP, NEWTON.

WILL BEGIN 9:00 P.M. EASTERN

TIME AS ALWAYS.

LIVE RIGHT HERE ON SPIKE.

>> HOLDING IT.

NOT DOING A LOT WITH IT.

RESET BY THE REFEREE.

>> CENTER OF THE BELLATOR CAGE.

>> TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD.

RAMS THAT HIGH KNEE.

CHANGED IN MIDAIR.

WENT FROM A TIP TO A KNEE.

WENT UNDERNEATH THE LEG,

UNDERNEATH THE CUP.

I THINK HE WILL BE ALL RIGHT.

NICE CALL BY COPELAND.

>> YOU GUYS MIX IT UP.

TAKE YOUR TIME.

RELAX, OKAY?

INADVERTENT.

>> HE WANTS BACK IN THERE.

>> YOU READY?

HOLD ON.

HOLD ON.

MY TIME KEEPER READY?

READY?

READY?

FIGHT.

LET'S WATCH THEM.

>> STRAUS WAS GIVEN FIVE

MINUTES.

HE DIDN'T WANT FIVE SECONDS.

HE WAS READY BEFORE THE TIME

KEEPER.

>> THAT'S CONFIDENCE IN THE GAS

TANK.

>> 2:45 NOW REMAINING IN THIS

ROUND.

>> HE DOESN'T WANT TO GIVE PAT

CURRAN ANY BREAKS.

HE BELIEVES IN HIS CONDITIONING.

GOOD SHORT PUNCHES BY PAT

CURRAN.

TRYING TO OPEN THINGS UP.

JM MY, CURRAN'S EYE WAS CUT IN

ROUND ONE HAS NOT BEEN A FACTOR.

HE'S NOT A MAJOR FACTOR.

>> LOW KICK NOW FROM STRAUS.

>> PAT OUTPUT SHUTTING DOWN A

LITTLE BIT.

LOOKING FOR A COUNTER STRIKE.

BUT NOT INITIATING LIKE HE WAS

IN THE EARLIER ROUNDS.

>> SO FAR, STRAUS IS PUNCHING

FIRST.

NICE UPPERCUT.

THAT'S A PAT CURRAN STYLE.

HE TENDS TO WAIT FOR THAT OPEN

COUNTER PUNCH.

HE WON THE LAST FIGHT BEING A

BUSIER FIGHTER.

THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING AGAIN IN

ROUND FOUR.

>> BODY KICK CAUGHT BY STRAUS.

IT WAS THAT SAME FAN YELLING,

HE'S WAITING FOR THE SHOT,

DANIEL.

THAT'S TRUE.

WAIT FOR THAT ONE COUNTER PUNCH.

>> KNOWLEDGEABLE FAN.

>> DANIEL STRAUS FAN APPARENTLY.

PUT THAT GUY IN THE CORNER.

OH, NICE BODY KICK.

>> USING THE JABS.

THAT'S HARD TO DO IF YOU'RE A

SOUTHPAW AGAINST AN ORTHODOX

FIGHTER.

HE'S LANDED THAT JAB.

DONE WELL WITH IT.

LANDING FROM STRAUS.

LOOKING TO GO TO THE BODY WITH

THAT RIGHT HAND.

CLOSING STAGES OF ROUND NUMBER

FOUR.

BOTH FIGHTERS, CENTER OF THE

BELLATOR CAGE.

WE ARE GOING TO THE FIFTH AND

FINAL ROUND.

LET'S LISTEN TO THIS SOUNDS OF

THE BELLATOR CAGE.

>> IT'S A VERY CLOSE FIGHT, PAT.

LET'S TAKE THIS OUT AND GET OUT.

OKAY?

WE'VE GOT TO GO FOR A FINISH.

THIS IS -- A DECISION IS NOT

ENOUGH.

LET'S GO FOR --

>> DANIEL, DANIEL!

BLUE!

BLUE!

>> NOVEMBER LAST YEAR DANIEL

STRAUS TOOK THE WORLD TITLE FROM

PAT CURRAN BY WINNING A

FIVE-ROUND UNANIMOUS DECISION.

ROUND NUMBER FIVE NOW AT THE

REMATCH.

GREAT RESPECT FOR THESE TWO

FIGHTERS.

JIMMY, HOW DO YOU SEE IT?

>> I HAVE IT THREE ROUNDS TO ONE

FOR DANIEL STRAUS.

JUST OUTWORKED PAT CURRAN IN

THAT LAST ROUND.

ON MY SCORECARD, PAT CURRAN

NEEDS TO FINISH IN THIS FINAL

ROUND.

THERE WAS SOME CONCERN IN

BETWEEN ROUNDS FROM JEFF KURN

CURRAN.

THE SAME THING.

COACH, WE NEED TO FINISH.

POWER STRIKE, DANIEL STRAUS.

PAT CURRAN, 15.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND.

HE LOOKED GREAT AFTER THE THIRD.

IT'S SLOWING DOWN.

FEET FROM STRAUS.

TRYING TO TURN STRAUS WITH THE

BODY WALK.

AND HE DOES.

THIS ROUND WILL COMPLETE THE

TRILOGY.

BEAGAIN IN 2009.

>> STOP, STOP, STOP, STOP.

BREAK.

HEY, TIME, TIME.

>> TIME CALLED FOR COPELAND.

>> TIME REAL QUICK.

GIVE ME A TOWEL.

GIVE ME A TOWEL.

EXCESSIVE VASELINE.

>> EXCESSIVE VASELINE.

>> ALL RIGHT.

TURN AROUND.

TURN AROUND.

YOU READY?

READY?

>> NO TOWEL.

WIPES IT OFF WITH HIS HANDS.

CLOSING STAGES OF THE FIVE-ROUND

FIGHT FOR THE BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIP.

FORMER CHAMPION PAT CURRAN

VERSUS REINING CHAMPION DANIEL

STRAUS.

3:30 REMAINING NOW IN THIS

FIGHT.

>> GOOD RIGHT HAND BY CURRAN ON

THE INSIDE.

LEFT BY STRAUS.

HE STEPS FORWARD.

PAT CURRAN IS BUSIER IN THIS

FIFTH ROUND.

HE'S SHOWN A LITTLE MORE

URGENCY.

NOT GET THAT HEAD KICK THROUGH.

HALF LEFT.

AND PAT CURRAN RUNNING AROUND.

TURN UP THE VOLUME.

THAT'S BEEN A PROBLEM IN THE

PAST.

FINISHES THAT LAST EXCHANGE WITH

THE BODY KICK.

TRYING TO COME FORWARD EVER SO

SLIGHTLY.

DANIEL STRAUS, NOTHING DOWN.

CURRAN TRYING TO DROP LEVEL.

>> IF HE HAS THE ENERGY TO TAKE

DANIEL STRAUS DOWN,

FEATHERWEIGHT, GREAT BALANCE.

TWO PHENOMENALLY CONDITIONED

ATHLETES, TWO OF THE BEST

FEATHERWEIGHTS IN THE WORLD.

>> YOU GOT IT.

CURRAN NOW LOOKING TO TAKE THE

BACK.

YOU SEE ONE HOOK IS IN.

70 SECONDS REMAINING IN THIS

FIGHT.

CAN CURRAN FIND THE FINISH?

LOOKING FOR THE REAR NAKED TO

WIN BACK THE TITLE.

THUMBS UP FROM STRAUS.

>> THE TURN.

PAT CURRAN IS NOT ALL OF THE WAY

BEHIND HIM.

STOPPING HIM FROM GETTING OUT OF

THE WAY BEHIND HIM.

PAT CURRAN AT THE SIDE.

GIVING ALL WITH THIS CHOKE.

GOING TO TRY TO FINISH IT.

ONLY 42 SECONDS LEFT.

GIVING THE THUMBS UP AGAIN.

IT'S DO OR DIE RIGHT NOW FOR PAT

CURRAN.

>> CURRAN TRYING TO FULLY SLIDE

DOWN AND LOCK ON THE WE'RE NAKED

CHOKE.

WHAT AN AMAZING COMEBACK THIS

WOULD BE!

FULL COMMITMENT NOW FROM PAT

CURRAN.

AND JUST LIKE THAT IN THE DYING

SECONDS OF THIS FIGHT, PAT

CURRAN DOES WON BACK THE

BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE IN A ROUND HE NEEDED A

FINISH TO WIN.

HE GOT THE FINISH WITH LESS THAN

A MINUTE LEFT.

THAT'S THE CHAMPIONSHIP

PERFORMANCE.

MY HAT'S OFF TO BOTH OF THESE

FIGHTERS.

WHAT AN AMAZING FIGHT.

>> WHAT CLASS.

WHAT SPORTSMANSHIP FROM BOTH.

LOOK AT THE MUTUAL RESPECT.

LOOK AT THE COMRADERY.

I'M SAYING SCREW THE TRILOGY, I

WANT BEST OF FIVE.

WHAT AN AMAZING FIGHT.

BOTH GUYS GAVE IT EVERYTHING

THEY HAD.

AND PAT CURRAN GETS THE REAR

NAKED CHOKE FINISH.

REALLY A DESPERATION FINISH, AND

HE GOT IT.

>> LET'S TAKE YOU NOW TO THE END

OF THIS AMAZING FIGHT BROUGHT TO

YOU BY DIRECTV.

DON'T JUST WATCH TV, DIRECTV.

>> THE MISTAKE DANIEL STRAUS

MADE, CRAWLING TO THE FENCE AND

TAKING HIS HANDS AWAY FROM HIS

NECK.

ONCE PAT CURRAN WAS ON HIM, HE'S

THUMBS UP BUT HE JUST KEPT

GETTING TIGHTER UNTIL HE HAD IT

LOCKED IN.

ELATION ON THE FACE OF THE NEW

FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION PAT

CURRAN.

HE EARNED THIS ONE TONIGHT.

>> JIMMY, ON YOUR SCORECARD

HEADING INTO ROUND FIVE YOU HAD

IT 3-1 IN FAVOR OF STRAUS.

SO ON YOUR SCORECARD, IF CURRAN

DOESN'T FINISH WITH THAT

SUBMISSION HE LOSES THIS FIGHT.

>> HE CERTAINLY DOES.

HE HAD SOME CLOSE ROUNDS.

IT'S HARD TO TELL.

I HAD HIM BEHIND.

NEEDED TO FINISH.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE GOT.

>> TWO ABSOLUTELY GREAT

WARRIORS.

PAT CURRAN, THE FORMER AND NOW

AGAIN THE BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT

WORLD CHAMPION.

ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL FROM BOTH

CURRAN AND STRAUS.

HERE'S MICHAEL WILLIAMS.

>> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, INSIDE

THE BELLATOR CAGE, OFFICIALLY,

BY WAY OF ROOER NAKED CHOKE,

4:46 IN ROUND NUMBER FIVE, FOR

THE WINNER BY SUBMISSION AND

NOW, ONCE AGAIN, THE BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION,

PAT CURRAN!

>> JUST 14 SECONDS FROM THE END

OF 25 MINUTES, CURRAN GETS THE

SUBMISSION WIN.

HE IS WITH JIMMY SMITH.

>> I'M HERE WITH THE WINNER AND

NEW BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION, DANIEL STRAUS BROUGHT

OUT THE BEST OF YOU.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO GET THIS

VICTORY IN THE FIFTH ROUND LESS

THAN A MINUTE LEFT.

>> I HAVE RESPECT FOR DANIEL

STRAUS.

HELL OF A FIGHTER, HELL OF A

HEART.

BUT I WAS READY TO PUSH THROUGH,

MAN.

THAT FIFTH ROUND, REAR NAKED

CHOKE, IT WAS A CHAMPIONSHIP

ROUND RIGHT THERE SO I HAD TO

DIG DEEP AND COME OUT WITH A

WIN.

>> YOUR COUSIN AND COACH, I

AGREE WITH YOU COMPLETELY.

I THOUGHT YOU NEEDED A FINISH IN

THAT FIFTH ROUND.

IS THAT HOW YOU FELT?

IS THAT HOW YOU FOUGHT?

>> I KNEW IT WAS CLOSE BUT I

THINK DANIEL WAS EDGING EACH

ROUND.

HE WAS UP ON THE SCORECARD.

SO I HAD TO JUST LET IT ALL ON

THE LINE AND THANK GOD I HAD

THAT REAR NAKED CHOKE T IN THE

50

FIFTH.

>> WITH ALL YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH

PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY,

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE THAT

GOLD AROUND YOUR WAIST AGAIN?

>> I CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.

ALL MY BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS

GO INTO THIS.

THIS IS MY PASSION, MY LIFE.

I'M HAPPY TO GET MY BELT BACK

AND GO HOME AND RELAX.

>> YOU CAN'T RELAX FOR LONG.

THIS DIVISION IS A MEAT GRINDER

BUT HE'S THE CHAMPION OF IT.

THE FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

CHAMPION.

GIVE IT UP FOR PAT CURRAN,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

>> ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL.

DANIEL STRAUS DEVASTATED IN

LOSING HIS TITLE.

JUST 14 SECONDS FROM THE END OF

THE FIGHT, JIMMY.

>> HE WILL BE BACK.

HE IS AN AMAZING FEATHERWEIGHT.

HE'S A GREAT CHAMPION.

I THINK EVERY FIGHT FAN OWES HIM

A HUGE DEBT FOR THE FIGHT HE

JUST FOUGHT.

AMAZING PERFORMANCE.

>> NEXT UP FOR PAT CURRAN, HE

WILL FACE TWO-TIME TOURNAMENT

CHAMPION PIT BULL FOR THE

BELLATOR FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN

THE BELLATOR CAGE LATER THIS

YEAR.

>> DANIEL STRAUS, A PHENOMENAL

FIGHTER.

PAT CURRAN, A PHENOMENAL

FIGHTER.

AND AGAIN, THE BELLATOR

FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION.

>>> NEXT WEEK IT IS THE

UNIFICATION FIGHT FOR THE

BELLATOR LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD

TITLE.

FOR JIMMY SMITH, WE'LL SEE YOU

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT ON SPIKE.

PNCHTSZ NEXT FRIDAY, TWO

CHAMPIONS WALK INTO THE CAGE.

>> THAT IS A SCARY DUDE.

>> EMANUEL NEWTON.

>> HE JUST WENT FROM UNDERDOG TO

TOP DOG.

>> ONLY ONE WILL WALK AWAY

BELLATOR'S UNDISPUTED

HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION.

BELLATOR MMA LIVE NEXT FRIDAY

NIGHT ON SPIKE.

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