Bellator 224 Results: Rafael Carvalho Outpoints Chidi Njokuani! (Highlights)

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Rafael Carvalho Out-Duels Chidi Njokuani For A Unanimous Decision Win!

Bellator 224 is going down live now (Friday, July 12, 2019), from inside WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The former Bellator MMA 185-pound champion Rafael Carvalho squares off against ex-Tachi Palace Fights Welterweight king Chidi “Bang Bang” Njokuani in the co-main event of the evening.

Our ref for this Middleweight bout is Kerry Hatley. We’re underway!

Round 1

No glove touch, Carvalho kicked off aggressively and delivered a nasty elbow. Njokuani fired back, Carvalho responded with body shots. Anthony ate a few big strikes.

Carvalho secured a great takedown, but Njokuani stood up almost instantly. Carvalho’s head kick attempt is blocked, but Rafael delivered big left hand. Njokuani went for a combo but Carvalho defended well. 10-9 Carvalho.

 Round 2

Njokuani pressed forward hard, landing a head kick and two body shots. Njokuani clinches and throws big knees. The fighters separated at 1:59. Nasty blow by Rafael!

Carvalho secured an outstanding takedown. The referee stood them up due to inactivity. Carvalho missed with a right hand, but Njokuani slammed him with a head kick. 10-9 Njokuani.

Round 3

Carvalho presses Njokuani is pressed against the cage and slams him, superb takedown. Short right hands to the head and body. Njokuani tries to hit the opponent with up-kicks but misses. Hard elbow Carvalho. Rafael took his back, Chidi goes for a Kimura but his opponent defends well and controls him. I think 10-9 Carvalho.

Final Result: Rafael Carvalho defeats Chidi Njokuani via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

Check out the highlights below:

https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/1149866419368222720

Rafael Carvalho improves the score to 16-3 MMA, 7-2 BMMA, Chidi Njokuani drops to 18-7, 1 NC MMA; 5-3 BMMA.

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