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Bellator MMA 112: Straus vs Curran 3 preview featuring Binns Mgmts Sam Oropeza

**Update: Three out of the Eight tournament fighters have withdrawn from their bouts. Article on the new tournament bracket HERE**

Binns Management client Sam "Sammy O" Oropeza in the top center of this stacked Bellator MMA Welterweight tournament poster
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Bellator MMA 112: Straus vs. Curran 3 poster
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Bellator MMA has kicked off their Season 10 tournaments with Bellator 110 last Friday night. The Featherweight tournament started and by the end of the night the Featherweight Semi-Final match-ups were already made including one Binns Management client, 215MMA's own Will Martinez (article on Will Martinez advancing and his next opponent HERE). On March 14th, Bellator MMA 112: Straus vs. Curran 3 will be the start of the Season 10 Welterweight tournament. With names like former UFC fighter Nah-Shon Burrell , TUF 6 contestant War Machine, and former UFC Welterweight and first ever Fight Master: Bellator MMA winner Joe "Diesel" Riggs. Add one more name to that list of stars with 215MMA's and another Binns Management client, Sam "Sammy O" Oropeza.

Bellator MMA President Bjorn Rebney spoke at the Bellator MMA 110 Post-Fight Press Conference about Binns Management CEO Jimmy Binns Jr. bringing him Will Martinez and letting him know what Martinez was capable of doing. Sam Oropeza is another one of Binns Management clients who has an extremely bright future. Oropeza trains with top notch coaches including Balance MMA's Phil & Ricardo Migliarese, Dewey Cooper, and Robert Navone. Oropeza has fought for many big named promotions including Matrix Fights, Strikeforce, and of course Bellator MMA. "Sammy O" is currently on a 5-fight win streak, with 2 victories coming inside the Bellator cage and all of the 5 fights not making it past the second round. Oropeza is scheduled to take on his toughest challenge yet, with former UFC veteran Joe "Diesel" Riggs. Riggs recently came off defeating Mike Bronzoulis in the Fight Master: Bellator MMA Finals at Bellator MMA 106: Alvarez vs. Chandler 2. The Oropeza vs. Riggs Welterweight tournament bout will be aired live on Spike TV.

The main event for this stacked Bellator MMA card is a highly anticipated rematch between former Bellator MMA Lightweight contender and former Bellator MMA Featherweight Champion Pat Curran and the newly crowned Bellator MMA Featherweight Champ Daniel Straus. Straus has won 18 out of his last 19 after losing to Curran in their first match up. Straus avenged that loss defeating Curran in their rematch via impressive Unanimous Decision at Bellator MMA 106. This main event will be the rubber match to determine who the number one Featherweight in Bellator MMA is (with Patricio "Pitbull" Freire waiting in the wings).

The following is the entire scheduled Bellator MMA 112 fight card (card is subject to change) :

Bellator MMA Featherweight Title bout: ( C ) Daniel Straus vs. Pat Curran

Sam Oropeza vs. Joe Riggs

Jesse Jaurez vs. Andrey Koreshkov

Nah-Shon Burrell vs. War Machine

Adam McDonough vs. Mark Scanlon

Paul Bradley vs. Nathan Coy

A.J. Matthews vs. Belal Muhammad

Diego Marlon vs. Rob Menigoz

Darrion Caldwell vs. Lance Surma

Derek Loffer vs. Bobby Reardanz

Jason Guida vs. Anthony Gomez

Erick Correa vs. Daniel James

Bellator MMA 112: Straus vs. Curran 3 will take place on March 14th. The event will be at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. The main card will start live on Spike TV at 9 PM ET.

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