- 18-4 MMA / 8-1 Bellator Record
- 5 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Patrcio Freire, Marlon Sandro, Joe Warren
- 12-1-1 MMA / 3-0 Bellator Record
- 6 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Cody Bollinger, Mike Richman, Rad Martinez
April 4th, 2013
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Revel Resort and Casino
Bellator’s featherweight champion, Pat Curran successfully defended his title for the first time with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Patricio Freire at Bellator 85. He’s won five fights in a row, including his 2011 Summer Series featherweight tournament run and title fight win over Joe Warren.
Shahbulat Shamhalaev had a near flawless run in this year’s featherweight tournament, earning three consecutive knockout victories over Cody Bollinger, Mike Richman, and Rad Martinez to earn a shot at Bellator gold. He’s currently on a six-fight win streak dating back to April of 2011.