The main event of Bellator 144 on October 23 will be for the vacant middleweight title as former champion Brandon Halsey looks to regain the 185 pound title when he meets Rafael Carvalho.

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Halsey (9-0) was stripped of the Bellator middleweight title earlier this year when he missed weight for his title defense against Kendall Grove. Carvalho (11-1) is currently on an eleven fight winning streak and is coming off a split decision win against Joe Schilling at Bellator 136.

Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith previews the fight in the video below and gives his keys to the fight for both fighters.