Bellator champ Rafael Carvalho meets Alessio Sakara in Italy

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  1. AGEZ909

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    By MMAjunkie Staff October 11, 2017 12:00 pm Follow @MMAjunkie

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    A long-rumored middleweight title fight is official for Bellator’s return to Italy.

    Bellator officials recently announced that 185-pound title holder Rafael Carvalho (14-1 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) faces Italy’s own Alessio Sakara (19-11 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) in the main event of Bellator 190 on Dec. 9 at Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence.

    Carvalho brings an impressive 14-fight winning streak to the cage, standing undefeated since dropping his pro debut in 2011. Included in that 14-fight run are 11 knockout wins. The Brazilian scored the Bellator middleweight crown with an October 2015 TKO of Brandon Halsey and has since defended it twice with a pair of wins over Dutch knockout artist Melvin Manhoef.

    Meanwhile, Sakara is best known for his 15 UFC appearances that spanned from 2005 to 2013. While his octagon run ended with four consecutive losses, “Legionarius” has experienced a rejuvenation in his post-UFC career, currently boasting a three-fight winning streak that has seen Sakara earn all three via knockout.


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  2. TheBrownRanger

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    Such a stupid fight, tbh.
     
  3. mime

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    contender fight to see who gets to fight gegard
     
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    Just a matter of time before Gegard gets that belt

    Carvalho can run but he can't hide
     
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    Lots of fun fights for Alessio this shit is silly
     
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    (if he beats Storm)
     
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    Im not mad. Let them bang bro.
     
  8. GueseGuy

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    Good fight. I like Carvalho. Long and rangy and throws good strikes with his limbs. Him vs Mousasi would be absolute fireworks.
     
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    Falconkick A charming asshole

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    More or less lol that division is fucked but has been shaping up for sure. Glad Chidi moved up into the mix at MW
     
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    known this was happening. Just holding over until Mousasi claims the belt. Sakara is only getting the shot cause Bellator wants to give this market they've been trying to build a title fight.

    MW is weak but he doesnt deserve it over Salter.
     
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  11. tehMoose

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    I'm not even mad, they booked good fights at mw:

    Mousasi/Shlemenko
    Carvalho/Sakara
    Salter/Tokov
    Lovato/Honeycutt
    Kato/Chidi
    Ed Ruth/Dempsey
     
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    Can Sakara even make 185 anymore? his two wins in Bellator were at 205
     
  13. AGEZ909

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    MW gets too much shit imo. Coker has quietly built up a decent(i said decent; relax guys) MW Division. Kato, salter, lavato, tokov, schlemenko. Chidi just moved up.all decent fighters/names that could be used.

    I agree though, salters shot is long overdue. Sakara got this shot because they see a market in Italy. Mousasi(should win) gets the winner, possibly at home.
     
  14. Jawth

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    Hasn't this been official for quite some time? Like it was announced right after Moose got signed.

    Its still stupid. Typical Coker squash match when theres literally like three guys more deserving that would be more competitive.
     
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    MW is getting better and Coker needs a reason for Italians to come, I'm good with the fight. It's not like the Storm/Gegard winner doesn't have next, they do. Then you got a lot of other fun fighters that may be limited but will be in the mix.
     
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    Damn Sakara... that chin was fucked from the start
     
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    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Salter and Sakara should be flipped then the matchmaking would be perfect at the weight class.
     
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    Moose will fucking destroy him.
     
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    Based on what exactly? Carvalho has won 14 in a row. I'm not saying he won't but why is it a guaranteed win for Mousasi? Why do people write off Bellator fighters so quickly? As if Carvalho is some can off the street. I'm not saying he won't lose but I can guarantee he'll make it a fight.
     
  20. manboy<3

    manboy<3 don't card me bro

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    Prediction: Sakara loses a boring decision that everyone hates (Min 3 eye pokes) and Storm Knocks out Mousasi

    Later both Storm and Carvhalo fail drug tests and blame it on experimental horse dick pill hormones

    Division bulding - Coker style !

    Seriously this shit won't end well
     

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