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Best Bellator Fight, Knockout, Submission From Month of April

We like to be as impartial as we can be here, so here is a look back at the month of April in Bellator. The event put on three shows, including two international events. And again, feel free to agree, disagree and discuss on our Facebook and Twitter pages. April "Fight...
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ABC Comes Down on Rafael Carvalho for Bellator 176 Incident

The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) has fined Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho $5,000 for leaping out of the cage this past weekend. The ABC was in charge of the event as it took place in Italy. Carvalho finished Melvin Manhoef in the main event of Bellator...
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Bellator 176 Highlights: Rafael Carvalho Finishes Melvin Manhoef in Italy

Rafael Carvalho went all the way to Italy to make sure he put Melvin Manhoef away this time. Over the weekend, Carvalho defended his middleweight title against Manhoef in the main event of Bellator 176. The card aired on Spike, and a compilation of highlights from that night has...

Bellator 176 Recap: Rafael Carvalho Leaves Little Doubt This Time

After scoring a controversial decision victory over Melvin Manhoef the first time around, Rafael Carvalho made sure their Bellator 176 middleweight title fight wouldn't suffer the same result. In the fourth round, Carvalho landed a head-kick that floored Manhoef, securing him the win. The card took place from the Pala...

Rafael Carvalho Knocks Out Melvin Manhoef With Head Kick in Title Rematch

The stage was set for the middleweight title rematch between Rafael Carvalho and Melvin Manhoef. The two met at the center of the cage right away. Manhoef blocked a heavy body kick. A hard leg kick found the mark for "No Mercy." Time was called for an inadvertent eye poke...

Anastasia Yankova Tops Elina Kallionidou by Unanimous Decision

Elina Kallionidou and Anastasia Yankova shared the cage in the co-main event of Bellator 176. Yankova immediately pressed the action. She moved forward with strikes and a kick to the body. Yankova pressed Kallionidou against the fence momentarily. Kallionidou was able to land a left hand, but she was pressed...

Valeriu Mircea Edges Djamil Chan in Majority Decision at Bellator 176

On the second bout of the Bellator 176 card, Djamil Chan and Valeriu Mircea did battle. The bell rang and Mircea faked a leg kick. He then connected with one just seconds later. Mircea was able to take his opponent down off a kick attempt. Mircea rained down some punches. He...

Mihail Nica Submits Samba Coulibaly in Opening Bout of Bellator 176

In the opening bout of the Bellator 176 main card, Samba Coulibaly and Mihali Nica threw leather. Nica came into the bout with a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 5-0. The Romanian bruiser stepped inside the Bellator cage for the first time. As for Coulibaly, he was coming...

Melvin Manhoef: ‘I Want to be Champion no Matter What’

Before Melvin Manhoef rides off into the sunset, he hopes to capture Bellator gold. "No Mercy" understands he doesn't have too much time left in active mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. After years of putting his body on the line, Manhoef is hoping that tomorrow night (April 8) he can...

Bellator 176/Kickboxing 5 Double-Event Weigh-In Results

Weigh-ins for Saturday's special Bellator 176/Kickboxing 5 event went down on Friday from Italy. Both cards will air on Spike beginning at 3 p.m. ET. In the main event, Rafael Carvalho defends his middleweight title against Melvin Manhoef. Also, the female flyweight title will be on the line in the...
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Bellator 176, Bellator Kickboxing 5 Press Conference Notes

A special press conference with the fighters of Bellator 176 and Bellator Kickboxing 5 was held in Torino, Italy on Thursday. It was also confirmed during that time that both events will air back-to-back on Spike, with the MMA portion starting at 3 p.m. ET and kickboxing at 5 p.m....

Anastasia Yankova on Bellator 176 Bout: ‘I’m Glad to Come Back & Fight For Italian Fans’

Anastasia Yankova is expressing joy in returning to Italy to compete. Yankova is set to do battle with Elina Kallionidou inside the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy. The bout takes place this Saturday night (April 8) and will be the co-main event of Bellator 176. This is going to be the second...

Rafael Carvalho on Melvin Manhoef Rematch: ‘He Still Won’t Feel The Taste of Victory’

Rafael Carvalho doesn't plan on giving up his Bellator middleweight title this Saturday night (April 8). The 185-pound champion will put his title on the line against Melvin Manhoef once again in the main event of Bellator 176. In their first encounter, Carvalho took a controversial split decision loss in...

Bellator 176: Saturday’s Fight Card Undergoes Last-Minute Change

Top prospect Carrington Banks has been forced off Saturday's Bellator 176 card, according to a report from The MMA Report. Banks was scheduled to face Mihail Nica in one of the featured MMA bouts for the Spike broadcast from Italy. The event also features Bellator Kickboxing from the Pala Alpitour....
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Bellator Hits Italy This Saturday, Middleweight Title up For Grabs

The Bellator MMA cage heads over to Italy this Saturday for a special presentation of Bellator 176. In the main event, Rafael Carvalho looks to prove his first win over Melvin Manhoef was not a fluke and remain middleweight champion. The main card airs during the afternoon from the Pala Alpitour,...