Bellator 125: Brian Rogers to Face Rafael Carvalho After Brett Cooper Withdraws
By FCF Staff
Brian Rogers has received yet another opponent for Bellator 125, as the middleweight will face Rafael Carvalho, after Brett Cooper has withdrawn due to a back injury.
The bout will take place at the Save Mart Center in Frenso, California on September 19th. Roger was originally scheduled to fight James Irvin at Bellator 125, but the UFC vet was also forced to pull out due to injury.
Rogers (11-6) is coming off a flying knee knockout of Adrian Miles in May, while Carvalho (9-1) will be making his Bellator debut armed with a nine fight winning streak.
Here is the updated card for Bellator 125. The main card will be broadcast on SPIKE.
Middleweight Feature Fight: Doug Marshall (18-7) vs. Melvin Manhoef (28-11-1)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Rafael Carvalho (9-1) vs. Brian Rogers (11-6)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Martin Stapleton (13-3) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (17-2)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Javy Ayala (7-3) vs. Raphael Butler (8-0-1)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Ron Keslar (11-6) vs. Jesse Juarez (21-9)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Aaron Wilkinson (11-6) vs. Chris Honeycutt (4-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Julio Cesar Neves (29-0) vs. Poppies Martinez (29-10)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Granson Clark (2-1) vs. George Zuniga (2-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Jonny Bonilla-Bowman (2-0) vs. Sergio Cortez (9-8)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Oscar Ramirez (3-1) vs. Matt Ramirez (debut)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Neal (3-0) vs. Paul Ruiz (5-1)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Nate James (13-8) vs. Anthony Ruiz (33-18)