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 \u201cBang Bang\u201d Njokuani in the co-main event of the evening. Our ref for this Middleweight bout is Kerry Hatley. We\u2019re 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\u2019s head kick attempt is blocked, but Rafael delivered big left hand. Njokuani went for a combo but Carvalho defended well. 10-9 Carvalho. \u00a0Round 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\/1149865403415441408 https:\/\/twitter.com\/BellatorMMA\/status\/1149866419368222720 https:\/\/twitter.com\/BellatorMMA\/status\/1149866421901496320 https:\/\/twitter.com\/BellatorMMA\/status\/1149867891682152448 https:\/\/twitter.com\/BellatorMMA\/status\/1149869573421715456 Rafael Carvalho improves the score to 16-3 MMA, 7-2 BMMA, Chidi Njokuani drops to 18-7, 1 NC MMA; 5-3 BMMA.