The middleweight title is on the line at Bellator 176 when champion Rafael Carvalho takes on rival Melvin Manhoef. The bout is a rematch of their May 2016 meeting at Bellator 155 in which Carvalho defended his title with a split decision win over Manhoef.
A rematch between Carvalho (13-1) and the veteran Manhoef (30-13-1) was initially scheduled for Bellator 168 this past December. However, the bout was cancelled after an injury sidelined Carvalho.
Bellator 176 takes place this Saturday, April 8 from the Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy. Spike will be televising the action beginning at 3:00pm ET.
Bellator 176 MMA Fight Card
Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef
Elina Kallionidou vs. Anastasia Yankova
Mihail Nica vs. Carrington Banks
Valeriu Mircea vs. Djamil Chan