After getting beaten to the punch for much of his Bellator Featherweight Tournament finals bout against Marlon Sandro on Saturday, Pat Curran decided to put his feet to work and posterize the Brazilian with a devastating head-kick in the 2ndRound of their highly-entertaining scrap.
Sandro used his superior striking and exceptional head movement to take the opening round, but Curran remained patient despite his bloodied face. Just when it appeared as though Sandro would cruise to winning another efficient stanza, “The Monster From Rio” bobbed when he should have weaved and found himself on the wrong end of a highlight-reel kick.
By the time Sandro regained consciousness, Curran was hoisting yet another massive paycheck (literally and figuratively) from Bellator. The talented 23-year-old also won the Bellator Lightweight Tournament in June of 2010, which paid out a cool $100,000, as well.
Please click the media player below to watch Curran’s come-from-behind kick at Bellator 48: