Bellator – Thackerville Fight Card Update: Rafael Carvalho vs Chidi Njokuani




Rafael Carvalho vs. Chidi Njokuani

 

Former Bellator middleweight champion Brazilian Rafael Carvalho will square off with Chidi Njokuani of United States at Bellator – Thackerville on July 12, 2019, according to a report from MMA Fighting citing multiple sources.

Rafael Carvalho is 32 years old. The fighter holds #2 spot in the Bellator Middleweight rankings and has a professional record of 15 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws (6-2-0 Bellator).

Rafael Carvalho’s last 6 fights

Date Event Opponent Result Method
December 15, 2018 Bellator 213 – Macfarlane vs. Letourneau Lyoto Machida Loss Decision (Split), Round 3
May 25, 2018 Bellator 200 – Carvalho vs. Mousasi Gegard Mousasi Loss TKO (Punches), Round 1
December 9, 2017 Bellator 190 – Carvalho vs. Sakara Alessio Sakara Win KO (Elbow), Round 1
April 8, 2017 Bellator 176 – Carvalho vs. Manhoef 2 Melvin Manhoef Win KO (Head Kick), Round 4
May 20, 2016 Bellator 155 – Carvalho vs. Manhoef Melvin Manhoef Win Decision (Split), Round 5
October 23, 2015 Bellator 144 – Halsey vs. Carvalho Brandon Halsey Win KO (Body Kick), Round 2

 

Chidi Njokuani, whose age is 30, holds a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws (5-2-0 Bellator). The American fighter is currently ranked #9 in the division.

Chidi Njokuani’s last 6 fights

Date Event Opponent Result Method
November 30, 2018 Bellator 210 – Njokuani vs. Salter John Salter Loss Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Round 1
December 1, 2017 Bellator 189 – Budd vs. Blencowe 2 Hisaki Kato Win Decision (Unanimous), Round 3
August 25, 2017 Bellator 182 – Koreshkov vs. Njokuani Andrey Koreshkov Loss TKO (Punches and Elbows), Round 1
January 27, 2017 Bellator 171 – Guillard vs. Njokuani Melvin Guillard Win Decision (Unanimous), Round 3
December 3, 2016 Bellator 167 – Taimanglo vs. Caldwell 2 Andre Fialho Win TKO (Punches), Round 1
June 17, 2016 Bellator 156 – Galvao vs. Dantas 2 Thiago Jambo Goncalves Win KO (Body Kick and Punches), Round 3

 

The card will be headlined by a women’s featherweight championship bout between the current titleholder Julia Budd and contender Olga Rubin.

 

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