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Daniel Straus injured, out of Bellator 95 title fight against Pat Curran

Bellator season 6 featherweight tournament champion Daniel Straus has suffered a broken hand while training, and it will put him out of his planned title fight with champion Pat Curran in April.

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A few months ago Pat Curran, Bellator's reigning featherweight champion, suffered a broken orbital bone while preparing for his first title defense against Patricio Freire. That postponed his title fight with Pitbull from August 24th, 2012 all the way to this past January. Curran emerged victorious last month via split decision, and season 6 FW tournament winner Daniel Straus was next in line. This time it's Curran's opponent who has sustained an injury, as Straus broke his hand and is out of the Bellator 95 main event on April 4th. MMA Junkie has the story:

Straus (21-4 MMA, 7-1 BFC) broke his hand during a training session and has been forced to withdraw from a title fight against featherweight champion Pat Curran (18-4 MMA, 8-1 BFC) at Bellator 95, which takes place April 4 at Revel Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

Straus won the FW tournament last June and most recently took an October fight against Alvin Robinson, winning by 2nd round submission. The 28-year-old capped off his featherweight run with a decision win over Marlon Sandro by unanimous decision.

Bellator is looking for someone to replace Straus in the main event. Last week Shahbulat Shamhalaev was crowned the season 7 tournament winner with his KO win over Rad Martinez in the final.

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