Bellator announces Rafael Carvalho vs. Vadim Nemkov, Melvin Manhoef vs. Yannick Bahati for Milan debut

Rafael Carvalho meets Vadim Nemkov in a light heavyweight bout on Oct. 12 at a Bellator show in Milan | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Rafael Carvalho’s first light heavyweight bout will be against one of the top contenders in the division. The former Bellator middleweight champion faces Vadim Nemkov (10-2) at the promotion’s upcoming debut […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Rafael dos Anjos after UFC on ESPN 4 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Leon Edwards and UFC on ESPN 4’s other key winners?) Former UFC champion Rafael dos Anjos came up short in another big spot Saturday when he lost to Leon Edwards in the main event of UFC on ESPN 4. After bouncing back from a two-fight skid just […]

UFC on ESPN 4 in Tweets: Pros react to Leon Edwards’ decision win over Rafael dos Anjos, Greg Hardy’s quick TKO finish

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports Leon Edwards’ streak continues. The welterweight contender picked up a decision win over former UFC champ Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC on ESPN 4, which took place on Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas. Edwards’ last loss was back in 2015 and it came from current UFC […]

Leon Edwards Leapfrogs Rafael dos Anjos in Welterweight Pecking Order at UFC on ESPN 4

Leon Edwards dominates Rafael dos Anjos to a unanimous decision on Saturday in San Antonio, Texas. View full post on Recent News on

Video: Dan Hardy previews Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards at UFC on ESPN 4

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Dan Hardy knows a thing about competing at the highest level of the UFC’s 170-pound division, so who better to break down the main event of UFC on ESPN 4 than “The Outlaw” himself? Hardy and his play-by-play colleague John Gooden always join forces to preview the big UFC pay-per-view […]

Rafael Dos Anjos: “I Can Beat Anybody”

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Heading into UFC on ESPN 4, Rafael dos Anjos taking old school approach to latest title run

SAN ANTONIO – Rafael dos Anjos is taking the same approach to reaching the UFC welterweight title as he did to capture the lightweight strap. Dos Anjos’ (29-11 MMA, 18-9 UFC) strategy consists of not waiting around for the “perfect fight,” keeping active and winning impressively. That’s why he’s turning around just two months after […]

Former champion Rafael Carvalho no longer obsessed with Bellator belt

Rafael Carvalho has changed pretty much everything ahead of his Bellator 224 fight with Chidi Njokuani. The Brazilian striker, who previously won and defended the Bellator middleweight championship training out of Curitiba’s Evolucao Thai in Brazil, decided to fulfill an old dream and move overseas after having his 15-fight winning streak snapped by back-to-back defeats […]

Rafael Carvalho feels at peace entering Bellator 224

He may no longer hold the Bellator middleweight championship, but Rafael Carvalho feels at peace. Friday night at Bellator 224, Carvalho (15-3 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) will return to the cage to take on Chidi Njokuani (18-6 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) in the evening’s co-main event. The event takes place at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, […]

Gegard Mousasi Accuses Rafael Lovato Jr. of Using PEDs for Title Fight

Former Bellator MMA middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi has a bone to pick with his last opponent, claiming Rafael Lovato Jr. was on PEDs. View full post on Recent News on

New Bellator champ Rafael Lovato Jr. open to immediate rematch with Gegard Mousasi

Rafael Lovato Jr. pulled off a stunning upset this past weekend when he dethroned Gegard Mousasi to become the new Bellator middleweight champion. While Lovato came into the night with an undefeated record and a world class background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, his nine fight record paled in comparison to Mousasi, who has been a champion […]

Gegard Mousasi Not Interested in Holding Two Belts, Looking to Finish Rafael Lovato Jr.

Bellator MMA middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2) will defend his belt against Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator London. View full post on Recent News on

Rafael Lovato Jr. on immediate rematch with Gegard Mousasi: I wouldn’t blame them

LONDON – Newly minted Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. fought back tears when speaking about the title he took from Gegard Mousasi at Bellator Europe 3. “It’s hard to put into words,” he told reporters, including MMA Junkie, backstage at The SSE Arena. “It really is my life’s work, and everybody that’s had the […]

Rafael Dos Anjos Takes On Leon Edwards in San Antonio

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Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards to Headline UFC San Antonio

The hunt for the main event of UFC San Antonio has finally come to a close, with the Ultimate Fighting Championship booking a pivotal welterweight matchup as its headliner. View full post on Recent News on

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards to headline UFC on ESPN 4 in San Antonio

Gallery Leon Edwards def. Gunnar Nelson at UFC London: Best photos Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will face standout Leon Edwards at UFC on ESPN 4. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole, dos Anjos (28-11 MMA, 17-9 UFC) and Edwards (33-13 MMA, 10-6 UFC) will headline the July 20 event at AT&T Center in […]

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards to headline UFC Fight Night in San Antonio

The upcoming UFC Fight Night card in San Antonio finally has a main event as former champion Rafael dos Anjos will face Leon Edwards in a five-round battle in the welterweight division. UFC president Dana White confirmed the fight via Yahoo! Sports on Thursday. The search for a headliner for the ESPN card in Texas […]

LFA 68 Weigh-in Results: Headliner Rafael Barbosa Heavy

The Legacy Fighting Alliance is back this Friday, May 31, in Prior Lake, Minnesota, for LFA 68. View full post on Recent News on

Rafael Carvalho vs. Chidi Njokuani on track for Bellator 224

Rafael Carvalho’s road to a second Bellator middleweight championship took a wrong turn in 2018, but he’s looking to get back on track in 2019. Coming off back-to-back losses to Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida, Carvalho appears set to meet Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 224 on July 12. MMA Junkie confirmed an initial report by […]

Ex-Middleweight Champion Rafael Carvalho to Face Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 224

Former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho will square off against Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 224 on July 12. View full post on Recent News on

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