MMA Match Making 2/27
Bellator announced that middleweight champion, Rafael Carvalho will defend his title against Melvin Manhoef once more. The fight this time will be part of the Bellator world tour and take place in Turin, Italy on April 8th. The two fighters faced each other in May, which Carvalho was awarded the decision victory in a very controversial decision.
Lastly, the UFC announced that former UFC strawweight title contenders, Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will face each other in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 3rd. Gadelha has a 14-2 record with her only losses coming to currently UFC women’s strawweight title holder, Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Gadelha was able to boune back from her last lost to Jedrzejczyk by beating Cortney Casey last November. Kowalkiewicz has a 10-1 record with her only loss also coming to Jedrzejczyk.