Rafael Carvalho continues trying his hands — and feet — in the light heavyweight division Saturday when he faces Vadim Nemkov in the main event of Bellator 230 at the Ex Palalido in Milan, Italy, live on DAZN.
Since suffering back-to-back losses to Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida to wipe out his 2018, Carvalho bounced back in a big way this past July when he scored a unanimous decision over Chidi Njokuani at a catchweight of 190 pounds.
Now, the Brazilian veteran representing American Top Team will look to further entrench himself in his new division, with a stiff test in the form of Nemkov (10-2), who’s undefeated in Bellator thus far with a 3-0 record, including a split-decision over Phil Davis last November.
"It's going to be a big challenge this fight," Carvalho told Sporting News in Portugese through an interpreter of trying to get past Nemkov. "A win this Saturday is going to be good not just for me and my career, but my division."
Here’s everything you need to know about Bellator 230.
When is Bellator 230?
Date: Saturday, Oct. 12
Main card: 9 p.m. ET
The Carvalho-Nemkov main card will kick off at 9 p.m. ET on DAZN and Paramount Network.
How to watch, live stream Bellator 230
Bellator 230 is not available via traditional pay-per-view. Instead, fans in North America can watch the fight by streaming it on DAZN.
DAZN is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.
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How much does Bellator 230 cost?
A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.
For current subscribers, the event is already included as part of your plan.
Where is Bellator 230 taking place?
Rafael Carvalho and Vadim Nemkov will fight at the Ex Palalido in Milan, Italy.
Rafael Carvalho record and bio
Name: Rafael Carvalho
Born: July 27, 1986
Vadim Nemkov record and bio
Name: Vadim Nemkov
Born: June 20, 1992
Bellator 230 fight card
Rafael Carvalho vs. Vadim Nemkov; Light heavyweight
Hesdy Gerges vs. Dragos Zubco; Catchweight (243 pounds)
Kirill Sidelnikov vs. Domingos Barros; Heavyweight
Andrea Fusi vs. Walter Pugliesi; Welterweight