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Brian Rogers Set To Face Brazilian Striker Rafael Carvalho At Bellator 125
Brian Rogers was set to originally face Brett Cooper at Bellator 125 however due to a back injury that was suffered during training he will now face Rafeal Carvalho. Bellator 125 will headlined by a middleweight clash as Melvin “No Mercy” Manhoef squares off against Doug “The Rhino” Marshall.
The 28 year old Brazilian Rafael Carvalho (9-1) will be making his debut in Bellator in September when he faces Brian Rogers and will look to continue his 8 fight win streak winning 7 of the fights by way of TKO.
The 30 year old Brian Rogers (11-6) has alternated wins and losses since his debut into Bellator in 2011. He now has managed to get back on track winning at Bellator with a vicious flying knee at Bellator 119 in May.
With the change, the current fight card for Bellator 125 is listed below:
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)