Adam Borics improved to 14-0 following an impressive showing against Pat Curran at Bellator 226, set up with a flying knee.
Former two-time champion and two-time Bellator MMA tournament winner Pat Curran entered the Bellator featherweight grand prix as one of the more experienced fighters in the tournament. His opponent, a rising prospect in the form of Hungary’s Adam Borics. Borics was an undefeated rookie to start the night, and he’d be getting a solid step up in competition at Bellator 226 against Curran.
The third fight of the featherweight grand prix started with a feeling out process. Borics would attack his opponent’s leg, but he didn’t have a ton on the kicks. Nor did Curran on his own. Neither man had found their range by the midway mark of the round. Borics was swinging, but hitting air. He finally doubled up on his jab, at least getting something through. The pair went back to trading kicks, however, with little else happening in the opening round.
Cageside Press scored the round 10-9 for Borics
Someone was going to have to open up in the second. The question was, who would make the first move? Borics fired a combination, then landed a leg kick. Curran went to the body with a kick, that at least partially connected. More low kicks from both men followed, but there was still little in the way of action by the midway point. Borics flashed a front kick but came up short. Borics’ inside and outside leg kicks were getting harder, however, and Curran was showing some damage. He fired off a spinning back fist that went well wide.
Finally, things opened up when Adam Borics launched a flying knee, dropping Curran, who survived the blow but wound up with Borics on top. The earlier leg kicks had made Curran an easy target for that knee. Borics began raining down blows, as ref Frank Trigg waved it off right at the bell!
Adam Borics def. Pat Curran by TKO, Round 2, 4:59