Curran was looking like one of the best 145ers in the world entering his title defense against Straus, a man he’d knocked out years earlier. The featherweight champ had scored six straight victories and looked excellent at lightweight prior to dipping down to 145 pounds. However, Straus proved he was the better man at Bellator 106, outpointing Curran to secure the divisional strap.
Bellator’s ninth season is in the books thanks to last night’s lineup for Bellator 109. The show capped off a twelve-event run for the organization and featured some of the all-out action fans have become accustomed to when tuning in to watch the company’s competitors on Spike TV. The last few months of Bellator history were definitely some of the most memorable to date for numerous reasons, not all of them necessarily good. Here are ten of the things standing out above all others in that regard… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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