Rafael Carvalho will enter hostile territory, defending his middleweight title against Alessio Sakara at Bellator 190.
The event takes place December 9 from the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy and will also include the next Bellator kickboxing event.
Carvalho (14-1) will be meeting the Italian Sakara (19-11) in third title defense after successfully defeating Melvin Manhoef twice. The last bout for Carvalho was in Torino, Italy and he knocked out Manhoef in the fourth round via head-kick.
Sakara, a former UFC fighter, is 2-0 since signing with Bellator knocking out both Joey Beltran and Brian Rogers.
Complete Bellator 190: Carvalho vs. Sakara Card:
• Middleweight World Title Main Event: Rafael Carvalho (14-1) vs. Alessio Sakara (19-11, 2 NC)
• Lightweight Main Card Bout: Brandon Girtz (14-7) vs. Luka Jelcic (10-2)
• Women’s Flyweight Main Card Bout: Lena Ovchynnikova (12-4, 1 NC) vs. Alejandra Lara (6-1)
• Lightweight Main Card Bout: Mihail Nica (6-0) vs. Carlos Miranda (10-3)
• Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Gregory Babene (18-11) vs. Tony Zanko (1-4)
Complete Bellator Kickboxing 8: Daniels vs. Boukis Card:
• Welterweight Main Event (non-title): Raymond Daniels (12-3) vs. Giannis Boukis (27-1)
• Middleweight Main Card Bout: Joe Schilling (22-9) vs. Filipino Verlinden (44-18-1)
• 161 lb. Catchweight Main Card Bout: John Wayne Parr (97-32) vs. Piergiulio Paolucci (24-5-1)
• Lightweight Main Card Bout (non-title): Kevin Ross (45-12) vs. Hamza Imane (49-12-2)
• Featherweight Main Card Bout: Gabriel Varga (13-5) vs. Roberto Gheorghita (30-6)