Despite losing Daniel Straus to injury, Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran will remain on the Bellator 95 fight card. The champ will take on Season 7 tournament champion Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the main event of the evening. The move was announced by SpikeTV via twitter.
Curran comes into the fight riding a five-fight win streak, including a close decision over Patricio Freire at Bellator 85 this past January. His opponent, Shamhalaev, comes into the April bout fresh off a devastating knockout victory over Rad Martinez last week at Bellator 90. The Dagestani fighter has not lost since a 2009 submission loss to UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Bellator 95 will take place April 4 at the Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Main Card (Spike TV 10PM)
- Bellator Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev
- Jessica Eye vs. Munah Holland
- Lyman Good vs. Dante Rivera
Preliminary Card (Spike.com 8 p.m. ET)
- Carlos Brooks vs. Tom DeBlass