Since 2011, Daniel Straus has only been defeated in title fights. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Former featherweight titlist Daniel Straus will return to action against unbeaten King of the Cage champion Henry Corrales at Bellator 138.
Promotion officials Wednesday announced the bout, which completes the main card for the June 19 event. Bellator 138 takes place at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., and is headlined by a heavyweight duel between Kevin Ferguson and Ken Shamrock. The card, which airs on Spike TV, also features a featherweight championship tilt pitting Patricio Freire against Daniel Weichel.
Straus captured featherweight gold with a five-round verdict over Pat Curran at Bellator 106 before losing the title in their rematch at Bellator 112. The American Top Team product defeated Justin Wilcox in 50 seconds last October to earn another shot at the belt. He would come up short in his quest, however, as he was submitted by Freire via rear-naked choke in the fourth round at Bellator 132.
A native of Whittier, Calif., Corrales is 12-0 as a professional, with 10 of his triumphs by way of knockout, technical knockout or submission. He last competed on March 15, when he defeated Aaron Neveu via second-round knockout at KOTC “Coming Home.”