Pat Curran vs. Patricio Pitbull I

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Pat Curran squared off against fellow striker Patricio Pitbull with the featherweight title on the line.

LET'S DO THE NUMBERS.

YOU SEE HERE'S A REACH

ADVANTAGE.

8 INCHES FOR PAT CURRAN.

HE'S GOING TO USE THAT TO KEEP

PITBULL ON THE OUTSIDE.

>> BOTH GUYS, VERY TIGHT.

I THINK THEY KNOW ONE MISTAKE

MIGHT BE THE END OF THE NIGHT.

PIT BULL IN THE RED TRUNKS, PAT

CURRAN IN THE BLACK TRUNKS.

CHIN DOWN, HANDS HIGH.

DOES NOT MAKE A LOT MISTAKES IN

THE STAND-UP.

THERE'S A WEAKNESS, HE DOESN'T

THROW A LOT OF STRIKES A LITTLE

TOO CONSERVATIVE.

WE SAW THAT AGAINST EDDIE

ALVAREZ.

EVEN WHEN HE'S LOSING ROUNDS, HE

OPENS UP.

CHOPPING KICK BY PITBULL.

THIS IS ALREADY MORE RESPECT

THAN I THOUGHT THEY WOULD SHOW

ONE ANOTHER.

SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE PIT

BULL.

PUNCHES.

NOTHING GOT THROUGH.

>> HE LIKES TO END HIS

COMBINATION IN LEG KICKS.

BODY KICK CAUGHT.

HIS BALANCE, AND JIMMY,

TELLINGLY, PITBULL DIDN'T

POUNCE.

>> TRYING TO PRESS A LITTLE BIT

MORE FOR THE TAKEDOWN.

DEFENSE IS EXCEPTIONAL.

HAS A WRESTLING BACKGROUND.

SAYS HE WON'T BE FADED.

NOT MAKING ANY MISTAKES.

PILL BULL INITIATED THEM.

CURRAN IS UNORTHODOXED ON THAT

LEFT HAND.

FIGHT COULD END AT ANY TIME.

INSIDE KICK.

COUNTER KICK.

PITBULL FOR PAT CURRAN.

JIMMY HOLDING HIS RIGHT HAND

EXTREME LEHIGH, AND HE NEEDS

ANOTHER INSIDE KICK FOR PITBULL.

JIM, JUST LOOK AT THE CONTRAST

WHERE THE TWO FIGHTERS ARE

HOLDING THEIR HANDS.

PITBULL A LITTLE BIT WIDE.

BIG RIGHT HAND BY CURRAN.

NICE AND SHARP.

HE THROWS WELL.

NICE, TIGHT COMBINATION.

PITBULL IS THE HARDER PUNCHER.

RIGHT BACK TO HIS CHAIN.

GOOD COMBINATION ON THE INSIDE.

BACKED OFF PITBULL AND THE HEAD

KICK.

THAT DIDN'T LAND.

OPENS UP A LITTLE BIT.

HE KNOWS THIS IS A 5 ROUND

FIGHT.

TWO FROM PITBULL.

1:48 REMAINING IN THIS WORLD

CHAMP ION BELLATOR FIGHT.

IN FAVOR OF CURRAN.

>> HE DOESN'T COUNTER PUNCH WITH

ONE.

HE COUNTER PUNCHES WITH THREE

AND FOUR.

ANOTHER SIDE KICK.

DIFFICULT INITIATING.

HE'S THE ONE STARTING THE

ACTION.

PAT CURRAN CAN COUNTER PUNCH SO

FAR.

THAT'S A NICE JAB.

THAT WILL BE A LITTLE ATE MORE

TO THIS ROUND.

STILL A LOT OF RESPECT HERE.

THIS MORE TENTATIVE FOR BOTH

FIGHTERS.

>> HE SHOULD START MORE

AGGRESSIVELY.

I THINK HE HAS THE POWER

PUNCHING SKILLLESS OF PAT

CURRAN.

ROUND IS STILL VERY MUCH UP.

ANSWER RIGHT BACK AFTER EATING

THAT LEFT HOOK FROM CURRAN.

AND HE THROWS THE PUNCHES, AND

FINISHES WITH THE OUTSIDE KICK.

FAVORITE COMBINATION, ONE, TWO,

THREE, FOUR LEG KICK.

CURRAN NOT CHECKING THOSE KICKS.

>> THOSE INSIDE KICKS.

NICE RIGHT BY PITBULL.

ROUND NUMBER 1.