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Bellator 190 Post Fight Stats: Rafael Carvalho ties Michael Chandler for 2nd fastest victory in Bellator title fight history

Bellator 190 took place on Saturday from the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy and was headlined by Rafael Carvalho retaining the Bellator middleweight title with a knockout victory in 44-seconds against Alessio Sakara.

In the co-main event of the fight card, Brandon Girtz snapped a three fight losing streak as he defeated Luka Jelcic by knockout at the 1:57 mark of the opening round in a lightweight bout.

TheMMAReport.com has put together post fight statistics from Saturday’s fight card.

  • Rafael Carvalho is now tied with Michael Chandler for the 2nd fastest victory in Bellator title fight history.
  • Carvalho is now tied with Bryan Baker and Hector Lombard for the 4th most wins in Bellator middleweight division history.
  • The defeat for Sakara snaps a four fight unbeaten streak and this marks his first defeat since losing to Nicholas Musoke at UFC Fight Night 30 in 2013.
  • Brandon Girtz is now tied with David Rickels and Brent Primus for the 6th most wins in Bellator lightweight division history.
  • Alejandra Lara has now won three in a row following her submission win over Lena Ovchynnikova and she has won back to back fights by rear-naked choke submission.
  • Carlos Miranda won his Bellator debut with a decision over Mihail Nica  and this marks his fifth straight victory.
  • Gregory Babene scored his 10th career victory by submission with an armbar win against Tony Zanko and he’s now 3-0 in Bellator.

The complete Bellator 190: Carvalho vs. Sakara results are below.

Rafael Carvalho def. Alessio Sakara via KO (elbow and punches) – Round 1, 0:44
Brandon Girtz def. Luka Jelcic via KO (punches) – Round 1, 1:57
Alejandra Lara def. Lena Ovchynnikova via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:09
Carlos Miranda def. Mihail Nica via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Gregory Babene def. Tony Zanko via submission (arm bar) – Round 1, 2:04