Bellator Results: Jeff Curran KO’s Mike Ricci Video

Jeff Curran make the highlights with a devastating knockout of Mike Ricci in Bellator’s first round of the lightweight tournament.

Bellator 14 Results

Toby Imada defeats James Krause via Submission (Armbar) at 2:44 of R2.
Ben Askren defeats Ryan Thomas via Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 2:40 of R1.
Wilson Reis defeats Shad Lierley via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:33 of R3.
Pat Curran defeats Mike Ricci via KO (strikes) at 3:01 of R1.
Bryan Goldsby defeats Jeff Curran via Unanimous Decision. (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Felice Herrig defeats Jessica Rakoczy via Split Decision. (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Louis Taylor defeats Ryan Sturdy via TKO (Strikes) at 1:08 of R1.

Jeff Curran Signs With Strikeforce, To Debut On The Undercard Of “Fedor vs Rogers”

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Former WEC bantamweight Jeff Curran (29-12-1) finds a temporary home with Strikeforce, signing a two fight non-exclusive contract with the MMA promotion.

“At this point, it doesn’t matter, … I am going to fight my ass off to finish the fight as soon as possible.”

“My ultimate goal is to be returning to the WEC. Strikeforce has no intentions on building the 135-pound weight division much, so it doesn’t make a good fit for me. However, being able to go from WEC to Strikeforce is great in that I can stay on big shows … After these two fights, assuming they are wins, I will begin to see if WEC will have me back sooner than later”[MMAweekly]

The 135lb. Curran will have to jump up a couple of weight classes in order to compete as a lightweight.

No opponent has been named for the Chicago native. He last fought at WEC 42, losing a close split decision to Takeya Mizugaki.

For the latest on Strikeforce “Fedor vs Rogers”, check out our MMA Rumors section.

UPDATE
Jeff Curran opponent will be Sam Thao.

WEC 40 Video: Joseph Benavidez On Defeating Jeff Curran, Title Shot

Undefeated Joseph Benavidez pulled off a dominating unanimous decision victory over Jeff Curran at WEC 40.