The referee let him take a lot of abuse before stopping the fight!
At Bellator 60 in Hammond, Indiana, Pat Curran literally ran over Joe Warren by winning the Bellator Featherweight Championship belt from Joe Warren. He first connected on a knee that promptly knocked Warren down, but he continued furiously punching him into the fence until the judge stops the fight in round three. In fact, there will be some saying that the judge should have stopped it earlier – and I really think so. Anyway, this wasn’t the Curran’s first title short! On April 2, 2011, at Bellator 39, Curran had the chance to strap the Bellator Lightweight belt in a bout with Eddie Alvarez – the champion at that time. However, he lost the fight via unanimous decision, with the referees scoring it 49-46, 50-45 and 50-45 in favor of Alvarez. Curran then decided to drop back down to his original fight weight of 145 lbs to enter the Bellator 2011 Summer Series Featherweight Tournament. Curran won the Bellator 2011 Summer Series Featherweight Tournament becoming the first person to win Bellator tournaments in two different weight classes since he already had won the Bellator Season Two Lightweight Tournament in 2010. Now, when Curran had his second title shot chance, he didn’t waste! The bad news for Curran is that his next contender is Patrício Freire, a Brazilian jiu-Jitsu fighter who is coming from a sequence of three victories and just one loss on his score for the former Bellator Featherweight Champion, Joe Warren. Let’s see whether Curran consecrates himself as a real champion.