Curran earned a unanimous decision over Huerta to move on to the 155-pound finals, where he’ll meet submission expert Toby Imada, who advanced to the finals for the second straight season with a second-round armbar of Carey Vanier on Thursday.
Bellator 17 also featured the return of lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez, who easily scored a second-round submission of UFC veteran Josh Neer in a non-title ‘super fight,’ while Brock Lesnar training partner Cole Konrad remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision over Pat Bennett on the Fox Sports Net-televised main card.
The official Bellator 17 results were:
- Eddie Alvarez def. Josh Neer via technical submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 2:08
- Pat Curran def. Roger Huerta via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Toby Imada def. Carey Vanier via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 3:33
- Cole Konrad def. Pat Bennett via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)