The former Glory and K-1 World Max champion Giorgio Petrosyan entered this fight with a professional kickboxing record of 84-2-2 (38 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.4 super welterweight in the world while his opponent, the SuperKombat Lw champion Amansio Paraschiv, has an official record of 23-5-1 (10 knockouts). ‘The Doctor’ Petrosyan suffered his second defeat of his career during the semifinal of the Glory lightweight tournament against Andy Ristie in 2013 (=Petrosyan vs Andy Ristie), since then he has won eight bouts beating Jordan Watson (=Petrosyan vs Watson) and Artem Pashporin in his last two (=Petrosyan vs Pashporin); Paraschiv lost to Chris Ngimbi last year in October but then he took revenge on him one month later. Giorgio Petrosyan vs Amansio Paraschiv is on the undercard of Rafael Carvalho vs Melvin Manhoef 2 – Bellator 176 – Oktagon 2017. Watch the video and rate this fight!
The Bellator Mw champion Rafael Carvalho entered this fight with a professional mma record of 13-1-0 (77% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.25 middleweight in the world. He suffered his only loss at his pro mma debut in 2011, against Julio Cesar Araujo Fernandes, since then he has won 13 consecutive bouts beating Brandon Halsey (=Halsey vs Carvalho) and Melvin Manhoef in his last two (=Carvalho vs Manhoef I).
His opponent, the 40-year-old Melvin Manhoef (10 years older than Carvalho), has an official record of 30-13-1 (93% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.44 in the same weight class. Before losing to Carvalho, Manhoef had beat Hisaki Kato (=Kato vs Manhoef). Rafael Carvalho vs Melvin Manhoef 2, main event of Bellator 176, is valid for the Bellator middleweight title (Carvalho’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!