Tag: Rafael Carvalho

‘New’ Rafael Carvalho to welcome Lyoto Machida with ‘utmost cruelty’ at Bellator 213

mmafighting.com By Guilherme Cruz@guicruzzz Rafael Carvalho returns to the Bellator cage against Lyoto Machida in December.Bellator RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Rafael Carvalho saw in Lyoto Machida the perfect opportunity to bounce back into the title picture after losing the Bellator middleweight gold to Gegard Mousasi, and he will have […]

Lyoto Machida debuts against former champion Rafael Carvalho at Bellator Hawaii

MMAFighting.com By Guilherme Cruz@guicruzzz Lyoto Machida will make his Bellator debut in December.Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Lyoto Machida has a date and opponent set for his Bellator debut. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will meet ex-Bellator middleweight titleholder Rafael Carvalho at Bellator’s Hawaii debut on Dec. 15, multiple sources […]

Rafael Carvalho says title loss to Gegard Mousasi ruined his light heavyweight plans

MMAfighting.com By Guilherme Cruz@guicruzzz   Bellator 200 did not go as planned for Rafael Carvalho. The longest reigning champion in the promotion going into his clash with Gegard Mousasi, Carvalho, saw his middleweight title go away in London as he lost via first-round TKO. Carvalho believes that his biggest mistake against Mousasi was working on […]

‘Disrespected’ by Gegard Mousasi, Rafael Carvalho thinks Bellator 200 win will change his career

By Guilherme Cruz@guicruzzz Rafael Carvalho puts his middleweight title on the line against Gegard Mousasi in London.Bellator Rafael Carvalho has the longest tenure among the current Bellator champions, going for his fourth title defense in less than three years as the middleweight kingpin, but feels that Friday’s Bellator 200 main […]

Bellator champ Rafael Carvalho: Gegard Mousasi’s biggest problem ‘is that he’s so self-confident’

By Shaun Al-Shatti@shaunalshatti Rafael Carvalho faces Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 200.Bellator MMA Rafael Carvalho may not be the most known fighter under Bellator contract, but his reign as the promotion’s middleweight champion has been a violent and lengthy one, and he doesn’t intend for it to end any time soon. […]

Rory MacDonald wants to fight winner of Mousasi-Carvalho after he defends Bellator welterweight title

MMAfighting.com By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Since Rory MacDonald made his Bellator debut against Paul Daley last year, ‘The Red King’ has made it known that he wants to become the promotion’s first ever simultaneous two-division champion. MacDonald, a former UFC welterweight title challenger, beat Douglas Lima for the Bellator 170-pound strap […]