On Saturday, Dec. 9, Bellator MMA will host its 190th event from the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy. The event precedes Bellator Kickboxing 8 from the same venue.

In the night’s main event, middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho puts his belt on the line against UFC veteran Alessio Sakara. Brazil’s Carvalho enters the contest riding a 14-fight winning streak, including five straight inside the Bellator cage. Sakara, meanwhile, has won three straight fights, with all coming via knockout.

The night’s main card airs on tape-delay on Spike TV at 8 p.m. ET.



The fighters hit the scales on Friday, Dec. 8. The results of the weigh-ins can be found below.

Bellator 190 Weigh-in Results
Rafael Carvalho (184.6) vs. Alessio Sakara (184.2) – for middleweight title
Brandon Girtz (156) vs. Luka Jelcic (155.6)
Lena Ovchynnikova (124.4) vs. Alejandra Lara (125)
Mihail Nica (155.6) vs. Carlos Miranda (156)
Gregory Babene (185.2) vs. Tony Zanko (185)

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