Pat Curran captured the Season 5 Featherweight Tournament with a stunning head kick knockout of Marlon Sandro at Bellator 48. That win not only earned Curran a $100,000 payday but an opportunity to fight for the Bellator featherweight world title.
Bellator officials announced that Curran will get that well deserved title shot against champion Joe Warren at Bellator 61 on Friday, March 9th.
Also scheduled for Bellator 61 are the quarterfinal bouts of the Season 6 Featherweight Tournament. The official pairings of the eight-man tournament feature the following bouts:
- Marlon Sandro vs. Roberto Vargas
- Ronnie Mann vs. Wagnney Fabiano
- Alexandre Bezerra vs. Genair da Silva
- Daniel Straus vs. Jeremy Spoon
Bellator 61 will take place from The Venue at The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. The main card will be shown live on MTV2 and Epix at 8:00pm ET while the preliminary card will stream free on Spike.com.