On Friday, Oct. 23, Bellator MMA will host its 144th event from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The main event features a battle for the vacant middleweight championship. Former champion Brandon Halsey looks to regain the belt he once held when takes on Brazilian Rafael Carvalho. Halsey was stripped of the title after missing weight for his first defense at Bellator 137 in May. He went on to defeat UFC veteran Kendall Grove to earn another crack at gold. Carvalho, meanwhile, has not tasted defeat since his MMA debut in 2011. He’s earned back-to-back wins in the Bellator cage, stopping Brian Rogers and edging Joe Schilling by decision.
Also on the main card, knockout artist Brennan Ward meets Dennis Olson, British striking stalwart Michael Page takes on Charlie Ontiveros and featherweight Goiti Yamauchi welcomes countryman Isao Kobayashi to the promotion.
The event kicks off Friday with a preliminary card stream live above at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card follows at 9 p.m ET on Spike.
Bellator 144 Fight Card
Brandon Halsey vs. Rafael Carvalho – for vacant middleweight title
Dennis Olson vs. Brennan Ward
Charlie Ontiveros vs. Michael Page
Isao Kobayashi vs. Goiti Yamauchi
Matt Bessette vs. Kevin Roddy
Jeremie Holloway vs. Matt Secor
Marius Enache vs. Pete Rogers
Kin Moy vs. Walter Smith-Cotito
Billy Giovanella vs. Brandon Polcare
Keenan Raymond vs. Damien Trites
T.J. Hepburn vs. Sam Watford
Ilya Kotau vs. Kemran Lachinov
Kevin Haley vs. Mike Zichelle
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