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Bellator 136 report: Joe Schilling ready for middleweight war against Rafael Carvalho

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Bellator 136 report: Joe Schilling ready for middleweight war against Rafael Carvalho
Rafael Carvalho became a phenom in Bellator MMA when he knocked out Brian Rogers in the first round of his promotional debut. Joe Schilling needed a little longer to finish Melvin Manhoef, but his performance was among the best knockouts of 2014.

Everything was stacked in Melvin Manhoef’s favor at Bellator 131, including the betting odds. No one expected kickboxer Joe Schilling to knock off the muscular Dutchman, particularly given his 1-3 record in mixed martial arts (MMA) coming into the anticipated showdown.

They overlooked the fact that Schilling was 17-7 in kickboxing with 11 thunderous knockouts.

Rafael Carvalho was not nearly View full original article