The thirteenth Bellator MMA event of 2015 featured “Halsey vs. Carvalho” — also known as Bellator 144 — which took place Friday night (Oct. 23, 2015) inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and streamed live on Spike TV.
The main event saw former Middleweight champion ‘Bull’ Brandon Halsey on a quest to regain a title that, in his mind, he never lost. Standing in his way, however, was Rafael Carvalho, a dangerous Brazilian striker who prior to Friday night had finished 75% of his opponents by way of knockout.
Either Halsey’s perfect 9-0 record would be broken or Carvalho’s 11-fight winning streak would come screeching to a halt. Which would it be? Who would claim the vacant Bellator Middleweight Title?
Find out below:
In the first round everything was going Halsey’s way. He took down Carvalho whenever he wanted to, nearly submitted him with an arm triangle, and made his life miserable on the ground. ‘Bull’ looked to do the same in the second round, but his fortunes changed when Carvalho caught him with a picture perfect liver shot that sent him writhing on the mat. The TKO came at 1:42.
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