In order to work his way back towards getting a rematch with Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for the Bellator featherweight championship, former titleholder Daniel Straus knew he was going to have to face some tough competition.
Straus couldn’t have gotten a more difficult challenge than former King of the Cage titlist Henry Corrales, whom he managed to get a TKO win over in June.
“For one, Henry can hit,” Straus told MMAWeekly.com. “I give him all the respect in the world. The guy came to fight, and that’s what he did. For me, I did my game plan as best (I could).
“We were throwing blows against the cage and he caught me. He just got me in this weird position where I had to swing hard. I didn’t like that. So there were a few things that I didn’t really like that I did, but overall I think it was a good fight for me.”
Straus (24-6) will get his rematch with Freire (24-2) at Bellator 145 on Friday in St. Louis.
Having been less than a year since their last bout, Straus acknowledges he couldn’t make wholesale changes to his game, but he can do enough to make sure it’s ….View original article