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Melvin Manhoef Wants To Fight A ‘Legend’ In Fedor Emelianenko or Wanderlei Silva For Final Fight

43-year-old, Melvin Manhoef fought in a combat sports fight for the 100th time on Saturday. There, the veteran beat Kent Kauppinen by decision to get back into the win column. Now, Manhoef says he has only one fight in MMA left, and he wants to fight a legend in...
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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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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...

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...

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...

Melvin Manhoef: ‘When I Become Champion, I Want to Retire as Champion’

Melvin Manhoef is eyeing Bellator gold and he wants to retire on top. This Saturday night (April 8) inside the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy, Manhoef will get a middleweight title rematch against champion Rafael Carvalho. The bout will serve as Bellator 176's main event. In their first bout back in...
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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,...
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Bellator 176: Special Promo on Rafael Carvalho-Melvin Manhoef

Fresh off the success of Bellator 175 Friday night, the promotion will head overseas for Bellator 176 next weekend. The card features Rafael Carvalho defending his middleweight title against Melvin Manhoef. The event will air on Spike next Saturday from Torino, Italy and the Pala Alpitour. Carvalho escaped with his title...

Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef 2 Official For Bellator 176

Rafael Carvalho and Melvin Manhoef will go at it once again for the Bellator middleweight title. Reigning Bellator middleweight title holder Carvalho took on Manhoef back in May 2016. "The Blessed" retained his title in a controversial split decision victory. Neither man has competed in a professional mixed martial arts...

This Coming Weekend’s Bellator Card Loses Its Main Event Title Fight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oEl2w3BnHs This Saturday, Bellator's crowded November-December season was set to continue with a card in Florence, Italy headlined by a middleweight title fight, with Rafael Carvalho defending against Melvin Manhoef for the second time. Unfortunately, Bellator announced on Sunday that Carvalho has suffered an injury, so the fight has been...

Bellator 155 Results – Carvalho Retains Title With Split Decision Over Manhoef

Rafael Carvalho entered Bellator 155 carrying a 12-fight win streak and the middleweight title. And he left Boise, Idaho with the streak still intact and the belt around his waist - but it came with controversy. Carvalho was declared the winner via split decision after a five-round battle inside the CenturyLink...

Melvin Manhoef Excited At Prospects Of Becoming Bellator MMA Champion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OelhqMWbPEI Melvin Manhoef has made a name for himself splitting time between MMA and kickboxing. This Friday night at Bellator 155, Manhoef (30-12-1) can score the biggest win of his career as he meets Rafael Carvalho for the middleweight title. Manhoef has put together a 3-1 record with one no-contest over his...