Bellator 190 takes place at Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy Saturday (Dec 9, 2017) at 11 a.m. (ET) and later on Tape Delay via Spike TV at 8pm ET. Middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho defends his title in the main event against Alessio Sakara.
Carvalho (14-1) hasn’t lost a fight since his professional debut in December 2011 and has racked up 14-straight wins. The 31-year-old has gone 5-0 in Bellator and successfully defended his middleweight title twice earning back-to-back wins over Melvin Manhoef. Sakara (18-11) is a former UFC middleweight who has only fought four times since he was released from the Las Vegas based promotion in 2013. The Italian fighter will compete for the first time in over a year as he last competed against Joey Beltran at Bellator 168 where he scored a first-round knockout victory.
The co-main event features pits lightweight standout Brandon Girtz against SBG Ireland product Luka Jelcic. Girtz (14-7) is coming off a TKO loss to Derek Campos in their trilogy matchup at Bellator 181. The Colorado native looks to snap a three-fight losing streak. Jelcic (10-2) will be making his promotional debut and heads into this matchup on a four-fight win streak. The 28-year-old most recently defeated Roberto Pastuch by first-round TKO at Fight Fight Championship 29 back in April.
MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting odds for the following bouts on the Bellator 190 card today at Several Bookmakers.
Bellator 190: Carvalho vs. Sakara
Venue: Nelson Mandela Forum | Florence, Italy
Saturday December 9, 2017
Main Event | Middleweight Title| 185 lbs
Alessio Sakara +195
Rafael Carvalho -275
Over 1.5 +120
Under 1.5 -160
Co-Main Event |Lightweight l 155lbs
Brandon Girtz +130
Luka Jelcic -170
Over 1.5 -150
Under 1.5 +110
Main Card| Flyweight|125lbs
Alejandra Lara +260
Lena Ovchynnikova -380
Over 2.5 -190
Under 2.5 +150
Main Card | Lightweight| 155 bs
Carlos Leal Miranda +175
Mihail Nica -245
Over 1.5 -135
Under 1.5 -105