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Pat Curran dropping to featherweight for future run in Bellator tournament

Former lightweight tournament finalist Pat Curran will be part of a 145-pound field competing this summer when Bellator Fighting Championships returns to the airwaves with a trio of shows starting June 25.

News of Curran’s involvement in the “Summer Series” was announced through an official press release from Bellator where a general outline of the special offering was provided as well.

According to the company’s statement, things will kick off in June at Bellator 46 with the semis taking place a month later at Bellator 47 and the final pairing facing off in August at Bellator 48 for an opportunity at divisional champion Joe Warren’s belt.

“I’ve fought at featherweight for most of my career, so I’m really excited to get back to a weight class where I can really do some damage,” explained Curran. “I had some great results as a lightweight, but I’m really going to make some noise in this summer featherweight tournament.”

The 23-year old Curran was last seen going the distance against 155-pound champ Eddie Alvarez earlier this month in a title-shot he earned by emerging as the last man standing in the Bellator Season 2 Lightweight Tournament. He is 14-3 overall with notable victories over Daniel Straus, Toby Imada, and Roger Huerta.


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