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Interview: Bellator 224’s Rafael Carvalho Talks Lovato’s Win Over Mousasi

Rafael Carvalho is ready to return to action this month. On July 12, Carvalho will go one-on-one against Chidi Njokuani in the co-main event of Bellator 224. The action takes place inside the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Carvalho will look to get past his two-fight skid. While Carvalho dropped...

Bellator 213 Highlights: Lyoto Machida Defeats Rafael Carvalho

Lyoto Machida's Bellator debut is in the books. Earlier tonight (Dec. 15), Machida shared the cage with Rafael Carvalho. The action took place inside the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The middleweight scrap served as Bellator 213's co-main event. After three rounds of action, the score totals were read. Two...

The ‘Dragon’ Takes Hawaii In Bellator Debut

Earlier today we brought you the news that Bellator MMA would be heading to Hawaii for a card on December 15th in Honolulu. The card to be headlined by Hawaii’s own Ilima-Lei Macfarlane as she tries to defend her Flyweight title against former UFC fighter Valerie Letourneau. Well it didn't...

Rafael Carvalho Opens up on Title Loss to Gegard Mousasi

Former Bellator MMA middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho has addressed his loss to Gegard Mousasi. Although this bout was not the original main event, it turned into an exciting fight that was headliner worthy. Bellator 200 took place on Friday, May 25, 2018, at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England...

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald Is Bellator’s Superfight to Make

Bellator 200, which took place Friday afternoon at SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England, was an absolute success for the world's second-biggest MMA promotion. Phil Davis kicked off the main card with a surprisingly brutal KO win over Linton Vassell, followed by a submission win by fan favorite Aaron...

Bellator 200 Weigh-In Results: Main Event is Official

The main event of Bellator 200 is intact. Bellator officials held the weigh-ins for Bellator 200 on Thursday, May 24, 2018 where everyone made weight and thus the fights are on the track of taking place despite a rocky fight week including losing the original main event, which was Mirko...

Gegard Mousasi Can Make History At Bellator 200

It was unfortunate to hear that Mirko Cro Cop pulled out of his main event matchup against Roy Nelson with just a few days to go until Friday night's Bellator 200 event, which takes place at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England. Cro Cop had been on a...

Rafael Carvalho Says Bellator 200 Will Solidify His Career

Rafael Carvalho believes Bellator 200 will be his time to shine. Carvalho will defend his Bellator middleweight title against Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of Bellator 200. Despite being a title bout, the match-up will take a backseat to Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson II. This isn't the...

Quote: I’d Bet on Rafael Carvalho to Beat Gegard Mousasi

One middleweight prospect believes Rafael Carvalho has an edge going into his title defense against Gegard Mousasi. On May 25, Carvalho will put his Bellator middleweight title on the line against Mousasi. The championship bout is set to be the co-main event of Bellator 200. The card will take place...

Middleweight Title Bout Slated For Bellator 200

Bellator 200 appears to be a likely stacked card from the Viacom owned promotion. On Monday morning, Bellator MMA announced the first two bouts for the upcoming event. Middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho (15-1) defending his crown against Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2) will likely serve as the main event. Also announced...
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Bellator 190/Bellator Kickboxing 8 Results: Rafael Carvalho Successfully Defends Title

Rafael Carvalho entered hostile territory Saturday at Bellator 190 and came away with a victory and his middleweight title still intact. Carvalho needed just 44 seconds to land an elbow that ended the night of Alessio Sakara in his home country of Italy. The bout headlined the MMA portion of...

Rafael Carvalho: I Believe Mousasi Should Fight One More Time Before Title Shot

Rafael Carvalho doesn't sound too eager to face Gegard Mousasi just yet. The reigning Bellator middleweight champion is set to defend his gold against Alessio Sakara on Dec. 9. The bout is scheduled to headline Bellator 190. Mousasi is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Alexander Shlemenko. It wasn't an easy...
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Rafael Carvalho Defends Title vs. Alessio Sakara at Bellator 190

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...

Rafael Carvalho Eyeing Early 2018 Bout With Gegard Mousasi

Rafael Carvalho won't make his next title defense against Gegard Mousasi, but he's eyeing a 2018 bout with "The Dreamcatcher." Carvalho is the reigning Bellator middleweight champion. Carvalho says he'll defend his gold against Alessio Sakara in December. Speaking to MMAFighting.com, the champion said he wouldn't be surprised if plans change: "MMA...
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Rafael Carvalho Challenges Chael Sonnen, Vows to Finish Him

Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho wants a super-fight. And he wants it vs. Chael Sonnen. Carvalho, unbeaten in his last 14 pro fights and 5-0 with Bellator, called out Sonnen. He is a teammate of Wanderlei Silva, who dropped a decision to Sonnen in the recent Bellator NYC main event. "I want...