Bellator Featherweight Champ Pat Curran vs. Patricio Pitbull Set for August 24

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Newly crowned Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran is set to make his first title defense after agreeing to a date against No. 1 contender Patricio "Pitbull" Freire, Bellator CEO announced during the promotion's Friday night event.

The bout is scheduled for August 24, in the organization's final "Summer Series" event of 2012.

Curran won the title in March, decimating Joe Warren en route to a third-round knockout. He's undefeated since making the move to featherweight, winning all four of his fights, including three by finish.

Curran is 17-4 overall.

Pitbull (17-1) earned a title shot back in season four, but has since been sidelined while recovering from a broken hand. That layoff ironically allowed Curran to jump ahead of him in line, and Curran capitalized on his opportunity by beating Warren.

Pitbull had hoped to face Warren in what would have been a rematch of their June 2010 bout which Warren won in a controversial split decision.

Bellator has yet to announce a location for the the August 24 date.

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