The undefeated Bellator Mw tournament winner (season 10) Brandon Halsey entered this fight with a perfect mma reord of 9-0-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 middleweight in the world. He won the Bellator Mw belt last year, against Alexander Shlemenko (=Shlemenko vs Halsey), but then he was stripped of title after failing to make weight at his first defense, against Kendall Grove in 2015 (=Halsey vs Grove).
His opponent, Rafael Carvalho de Souza, has an official record of 11-1-0 (82% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.40 in the same weight class. He has fought once in 2015 winning over Joe Schilling (=Schilling vs Carvalho). Halsey vs Carvalho, main event of Bellator 144, is valid for the vacant Bellator middleweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 144: Halsey vs Carvalho
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
Title: vacant Bellator Middleweight Championship
Halsey’s previous fight: Brandon Halsey vs Kendall Grove
Carvalho’s previous fight: Joe Schilling vs Rafael Carvalho
Carvalho’s next fight: Rafael Carvalho vs Melvin Manhoef
Halsey’s next fight: Brandon Halsey vs John Salter
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