The Nelson Mandela Forum in Rome, Italy, hosts Bellator for a night of MMA & Kick boxing featuring Alessio “Legionarious” Sakara challenging Rafael Carvalho for the Bellator Middleweight title.
Sakara 36, 19-11, has 13 wins by knock out ,including his pair of Bellator wins over Brian Rogers & Joey Beltran, but those wins came up at Light Heavyweight. Carvalho 31, 14-1, has won 14 straight, including 5-0 in Bellator with 3 by knock outs, and has successfully defended his title twice.
The KickBoxing portion of the card includes creative acrobatic champion Raymond “The Real Deal” Daniels, Muay Thia Legend Australia’s John Wayne Parr, technician Gabriel Varga, Featherweight Champion Kevin “Da Soul Assassin” Ross moves up a weight class, & a sure fired banger bewteen Jor “Stich ‘Em Up’ Shcilling & Flip “The Bulgarian Bull” Verlinden.
MW Title: (c) Rafael Carvalho def. Alessio Sakara by KO (elbow) 0:44 R1
LW: Brandon Girtz def. Luka Jelcic by KO (punches) 1:58 R1
WFLYW: Alejandra Lara def. Lena Ovchynnikova by submission (rear naked choke) 4:09 R3
LW: Carlos Miranda def. Mihail Nica by (30-26, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
MW: Gregory Babene vs. Tony Zanko