Rafael Carvalho is the current Bellator middleweight champion.

Carvalho most recently fought kickboxer Joe Schilling winning a methodical unanimous decision.

With the victory he earned a shot at the vacant Bellator middleweight title against the undefeated former champ Brandon Halsey, TKOing Halsey impressively with a liver kick in the second round.

Carvalho next defended his title against Melvin Manhoef, winning an extremely inactive and controversial split decision.

Fights Edit

  1. Rafael Carvalho vs. Joe Schilling
  2. Rafael Carvalho vs. Brandon Halsey - The fight was for the 'vacant' Bellator middleweight title.
  3. Melvin Manhoef vs. Rafael Carvalho - The fight was for the Bellator middleweight title with Carvalho defending.