Curtis Millender is hoping third time is a charm as he fights for Bellator again after having two previous stints in the organization.
In November, Millender (17-5-0) was suddenly released from the UFC after going 3-2. The 32-year-old welterweight had wins against Thiago Alves, Max Griffin and Siyar Bahadurzada. He then suffered back-to-back losses against Elizeu Zaleski and Belal Muhammad prior to his release.
“Curtious” previously fought for Bellator in 2015 and 2017. On January 25, at Bellator 238 he will face Moses “Motown” Murrietta (8-3-0) in a catch weight bout at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Murrietta is coming back from two losses at LFA last year against Brendan Allen and Lucas Rota.
The Scrap’s Drake Riggs recently had a chance to speak with Millender as prepares for his upcoming bout.
The fighter had nothing but good things to say about Bellator, noting after his UFC release, “They gave me an opportunity right when I needed it”. Millender said his UFC release has left “a chip on my shoulder” which he plans on using to his advantage in this fight.
Right now, Millender is taking one fight at a time, but he is excited for what the future might hold for him with the promotion. He’s not afraid to get in the mix with the best either, stating that fights with Michael Venom Page and Paul Daley “would be really fun”.