Bellator adds champ Pat Curran to pay-per-view

Maggie Hendricks

Bellator has added another title fight to their Nov. 2 pay-per-view show. Featherweight champion Pat Curran will fight Daniel Straus. This adds even more credibility to Bellator's first pay-per-view, making the line-up:

Quinton Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz
Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez - for lightweight title
Pat Curran vs. Daniel Straus - for featherweight title
Muhammed Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton - for interim light heavyweight title

The pay-per-view is a huge gamble for Bellator, so it's not surprising to see them load it with stars. But it brings about a whole new set of problems.

There are no women's divisions. Two of their most recognizable champs are on the pay-per-view, as well as bankable stars Ortiz, Jackson, and Lawal. What is left for the upcoming season on Spike? If they have to rely on unknown fighters working through the tournaments, it will be difficult to get people to tune in regularly.

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