rafael carvalho

May 19th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Throughout the Bellator calendar, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests in the promotion. In the latest installment, we look at the main event of Bellator 155 as Rafael Carvalho defends his middleweight championship against Melvin Manhoef.   Rafael Carvalho (Record: 12-1, -265 Favorite) The 29 year old middleweight champion is…

February 29th, 2016
James Lynch

Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef title fight headlines Bellator 155  Bellator announced Friday that newly crowned middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho will defend his title against Melvin Manhoef. Carvalho (12-1)  won the vacant middleweight title with a body kick TKO of Brandon Halsey at Bellator 144. Heading into this matchup he’s currently riding a 12-fight winning streak. Manhoef…

October 21st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 144 is just a couple days away (Friday, October 23, 2015) and it features a middleweight title bout between former champion Brandon Halsey and surging Brazilian Rafael Carvalho. Halsey is still undefeated, but was stripped of his title after missing weight for his planned title defense against Kendall Grove. Carvalho is 2-0 under the Bellator…

April 6th, 2015
James Lynch

Bellator MMA returns Friday night with arguably their most stacked event this year, as Bellator 136 emanates from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. With UFC Fight Night: Krakov offering a lackluster event, this is one of the rare weekends where Bellator could dominate the MMA headlines. Along with the lightweight championship being on…

September 19th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 125 took place tonight at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, and the card turned out to be a blast to watch as the two main featured bouts each ended in a bang. In total, five betting favorites won while one underdog came through and one fight closed as a pick ’em based on the…

September 18th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 125 Date: September 19, 2014 Arena: Save Mart Center City: Fresno, CA Middleweight bout: Brian Rogers (-145) vs Rafael Carvalho (+125) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for Bellator 125 in Fresno will be a three-round middleweight contest between a pair of violent strikers who always look for the finish, and action is certainly expected…