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Bellator 144’s Brandon Halsey promises to be ‘an animal’ in the cage against Rafael Carvalho

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This Friday night (Oct. 23, 2015) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., “Bull” Brandon Halsey has a chance to regain the Bellator Middleweight title he never lost in a fight when he collides with Rafael Carvalho for the vacant strap.

The irony for Halsey is that he’s the former Middleweight champion and undefeated (9-0). That might seem statistically impossible, but the reality is Halsey was stripped of the title for missing weight before his first-ever title defense.

Even though Halsey could no longer retain the belt, he dominated Kendall Grove in their Bellator 137 bout, and in the process earned top contender status to claim the vacant championship.

Carvalho is equally dominant as an opponent — he has won 11 straight fights dating back to 2012. And a hard-fought victory over Joe Schilling at Bellator 136 moved him to the front of the line.

Today, Halsey spoke with MMAmania.com about his opportunity to regain a title he never lost in the cage, starting out by talking about what happened to him before the Grove fight.

“I could point at a bunch of different areas. I got sick, I was on antibiotics, I let my weight get a little bit out of ….View original article