Early Wednesday morning, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced featherweight champ Joe Warren (Pictured) will defend his crown against Pat Curran on March 9th.
“Only thing better than Curran vs. Warren is having it in @Bellatormma’s backyard! FW title’s on the line March 9th at Hammond’s Horseshoe,” Rebney tweeted.
This marks Curran’s second shot at a Bellator belt. He took the lightweight tournament in Season Two to earn a bid to face then-champ Eddie Alvarez. Curran went on to drop a decision to Alvarez.
Warren returns to action for the first time since being on the wrong end of a highlight-reel knockout loss to bantamweight Alexis Vila. Prior to the defeat, Warren had rattled off five straight victories en route to capturing the 145-pound crown.
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana hosts their much-anticipated shootout. MTV2 will broadcast the show.