Rafael Carvalho defends his middleweight title this Saturday against Alessio Sakara from the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence Italy.

The championship match serves as the main event for Bellator 190, which airs on Spike.

Carvalho has defended his title twice, besting Melvin Manhoef each time. The first was a split decision win in 2016, with the rematch taking place in Torino, Italy and seeing Carvalho deliver a head-kick knockout in the fourth.

Sakara is a native of Italy and has scored finishes in his last two Bellator bouts.

In this video, Jimmy Smith offers up his thoughts on the title fight, providing analysis and key areas to watch.