Lyoto Machida to Fight Rafael Carvalho in Bellator Debut
By FCF Staff
Lyoto Machida reportedly has his Bellator debut set, and it’s against former middleweight champ, Rafael Carvalho.
Machida is going to face Carvalho at the promotion’s December 15th card in Honolulu, Hawaii, according to a report from ESPN.
Machida (24-8) signed with Bellator following his KO win over Vitor Belfort, at UFC 224 in May.
Carvalho (15-2) had his reign as champion ended in May by Gegard Mousasi, who stopped him in the opening round.
The upcoming event will feature flyweight champ and rising Hawaiian star, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, taking on Valerie Letourneau.