Bellator 189 : Carvalho vs. Sakara - December 9 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

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Bellator 189 : Carvalho vs. Sakara - December 9 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by Kingfedor on Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:01 am

Bellator 187
December 9, 2017
Mandela Forum
Florence, Italy

Bellator MMA:
Rafael Carvalho (14-1)    vs.                (18-11) Alessio Sakara   
Main Event |  Title Fight | Middleweight | 185 lbs (84 kg)

Bellator Kickboxing:
Giorgio Petrosyan (86-2)  vs.   (161-52) Yodwicha Por Boonsit   
Main Event |  Title Fight | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70 kg)

Rafael Carvalho (14-1) will defend his Bellator middleweight crown against Alessio Sakara (18-11) on Saturday, December 9 at Bellator 187: Carvalho vs. Sakara, an event that takes place at Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy.

The 30-year-old Carvalho has twice defended the belt against Melvin Manhoef, first by split decision in May 2016, then by head-kick KO in April. If he retains the strap against Sakara, he'll aim to take on Mousasi next in early 2018.

Sakara, 35, has dispatched light heavyweights Joey Beltran and Brian Rogers by knockout in his brief Bellator stint, both in his native Italy. "Legionarius" returns to his home country for his first world title bout with a 19-11 record, including 13 wins by knockout.

In the main event of  Bellator Kickboxing 8 Giorgio Petrosyan (86-2) takes on Yodwicha Por Boonsit (161-52) in a bout for the inaugural Bellator Kickboxing Lightweight world title.


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