Pat Curran won the Bellator 145-pound title last night (March 10, 2012) at The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., stopping Joe Warren with a spectacular combination of strikes in the third round live on MTV2.
Curran, who has now won four straight fights and eight of his last nine bouts, earned the championship opportunity by winning the Featherweight "Summer Series" tournament in 2011. And he made the most of it with a dominant performance over the Olympic-level wrestler and self-proclaimed "Baddest Man on the Planet."
In fact, Curran lit up Curran like a Christmas tree, connecting with flying knees, uppercuts and other strikes that likely would have put a donkey to sleep. While all this was happening, the referee in charge of the action helplessly -- and dangerously -- looked on as Warren somehow clung to consciousness.
It was no surprise that Warren eventually slumped to the canvas in a heap of lifeless flesh, while Curran strutted away as Bellator's new 145-pound one-man wrecking machine.
For a more detailed recap on the fight between Joe Warren vs. Jeff Curran click here and for complete Bellator 60 results and detailed blow-by-blow commentary of the televised main card fights click here. To see a .gif of the final "hellish" fight-ending sequence click here.