Bellator Signs Brazilian Lightweight Prospect Bruno Carvalho

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Bellator Fighting Championships signed Brazilian lightweight Bruno Carvalho to compete when the promotion moves to Spike TV in 2013, the company announced late Tuesday.

Carvalho’s manager, Nima Safapour, verified the signing and said the young prospect secured a multi-fight deal with the organization. The Bellator deal was one of many offered to the fighter, according to his management.

“Bruno Carvalho is one of the hottest prospects out of South America,” Safapour told “He had multiple offers going into the Bellator opportunity.

“We are confident that some of Bruno’s greatest fights are going to happen under the Bellator umbrella.”

Carvalho (8-2) was last seen earning a unanimous decision over Maicon Bastos under the Iron Fighting Combat promotion in Brazil. He’s also seen action in Japanese promotions such as DREAM and Shooto.

The 155-pound fighter has no scheduled debut, but his manager said he’ll see his first Bellator fight in the first quarter of next year.

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