The former Bellator Mw champion Rafael Carvalho entered this fight with a record of 16-3-0 (75% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.22 middleweight in the world. He lost two consecutive bouts last year, against Gegard Mousasi (Rafael Carvalho vs Gegard Mousasi) and Lyoto Machida (Lyoto Machida vs Rafael Carvalho), but he came back to win against Chidi Njokuani in 2019.
His opponent, Vadim Nemkov, has an official record of 10-2-0 (90% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.5 light heavyweight. He suffered two losses between 2015 and 2016, against Jiri Prochazka (Jiri Prochazka vs Vadim Nemkov) and Karl Albrektsson, but then he has won five bouts beating Liam McGeary (Liam McGeary vs Vadim Nemkov) and Phil Davis in his last two (Phil Davis vs Vadim Nemkov). Carvalho vs Nemkov is the main event of Bellator 230. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 230: Carvalho vs. Nemkov
Where: Allianz Cloud, Milan, Italy
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Nemkov’s previous fight: Phil Davis vs Vadim Nemkov
Nemkov’s next fight: Ryan Bader vs Vadim Nemkov
Carvalho vs Nemkov full fight video:
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Official video (USA)