April 29th, 2010 | Published in FIGHTER NEWS
Bellator Fighting Championships founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney announced today that Roger Huerta will face rising star Pat Curran in the semi final round of the lightweight tournament. “This is the match we wanted”, said SuckerPunch president Brian Butler, “Pat is the dark horse in this tournament and we knew if we got through the “GSP protege” that Huerta would be the ideal match we wanted”.
Curran finishing Ricci on April 15th
Currans KO over Ricci became the latest Youtube moment for Bellator who seems to continue to get amazing highlights out of the matches they put together. In just five days, the clip has already been viewed online more than 66,000 times.
With the chips stacked against him and fighting in this tourney outside his natural weight class of 145lbs, Curran does not feel the pressure that one might expect. “I knew if I got passed Ricci that there would be a chance that I could face Roger and now that it is official, I couldn’t be happier”, said Curran, “I can beat Roger, I know I can”. As for fighting out of his weight class Curran told us, “I feel really strong at 155lbs and I bulked up pretty fast, I also like the fact that it adds to me being the underdog because that just puts more pressure on my opponents”.
The fight will take place on May 6th at the Wang Theatre in Boston.
photo courtesy of Tomba Images