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Pat Curran keeps title by submission

Updated: April 6, 2013, 3:03 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

If any fighter has intentions of lifting the Bellator featherweight title from Pat Curran, he would be best served not to underestimate the champion's submission ability.

A solid stand-up fighter, Curran proved Thursday night at Bellator 95 in Atlantic City, N.J., that there is more to his game than just throwing punches and kicks.

Curran, who has a reputation as a slow starter, caught Season 7 tournament winner Shahbulat Shamhalaev in a guillotine and put him to sleep at 2:38 ...

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