Curran vs. Weichel, and Nogueira vs. Budd set for Bellator 133

Curran

Former Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will be making his return to the cage on February 13th at Bellator 133 against Daniel Weichel. It will be Curran’s first fight since losing the Bellator title in September to Patricio Freire.

He will be facing MMA veteran Daniel Weichel. A veteran of 42 professional MMA fights, Weichel has compiled a 34-8 record in his MMA career that saw him win the Bellator season 10 featherweight tournament.

Also on the card will be Talita Nogueira vs. Julia Budd.

Both Nogueira and Budd will be making their Bellator MMA debut’s on the card, with Nogueira riding an undefeated 6-fight win streak, and Budd riding a 4-fight win streak that hasn’t seen her lose since 2011 when she was submitted by Ronda Rousey.

Scott Coker gave his thoughts on the bout in a press release obtained by MMAFighting, who broke the news of the bout announcements.

“I get more and more excited every time I discuss this card. With Curran and Weichel, you know you’re going to get a championship-caliber fight, and I’m looking forward to seeing another former Strikeforce fighter in Julia Budd test herself against a very dangerous Talita Nogueira.”