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Brandon Halsey faces Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 144 with opportunity to reclaim his Middleweight belt

The only thing to defeat 'Bull' Brandon Halsey so far in Bellator was a weight cut, but that wound up costing him his Middleweight title. He gets a rare second chance to make a first impression on Oct. 23, 2015.

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"Bull" Brandon Halsey has treated Bellator MMA like a china shop, smashing through opponents en route to an unblemished (9-0) record.

In fact, Halsey's only defeat so far has come at on the scale ahead of Bellator 137.

Unfortunately for Halsey that meant he was immediately stripped of the Middleweight title he won with a submission of Alexander Shlemenko in 2014. Indeed, even a win in the main event of Bellator 137 would not keep the title around his waist.

With his win over Kendall Grove in May of this year, Halsey earned the right to fight for the now-vacant title, and he'll get that opportunity at Bellator 144 on Oct. 23, 2015, against Rafael Carvalho.

Carvalho is also unbeaten in Bellator MMA, with his only loss whatsoever coming in his first professional fight in 2011. He's been on a perfect run (11-0) since, including a hard fought-split decision win over 'Stitch "Em Up" Joe Schilling.

Halsey and Carvalho become part of a title fight double header that night on Spike TV, as current Bantamweight champion Marcos Galvao will face former champion Marcos Galvao.

Check out the latest Bellator 144 fight card below:

Bantamweight Championship Fight: Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) vs. Eduardo Dantas (17-4)
Middleweight Championship Fight: Brandon Halsey (9-0) vs. Rafael Carvalho (11-1)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Michael Page (8-0) vs. TBA
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Brennan Ward (11-3) vs. Dennis Olson

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