Bellator middleweight champ Rafael Lovato Jr. relinquishes title because of ongoing medical issues

Bellator middleweight champ Rafael Lovato Jr. relinquishes title because of ongoing medical issues LOS ANGELES – Following the medical complications that were publicly disclosed by Rafael Lovato Jr. (10-0) late last month, the Bellator middleweight champion has decided to relinquish his 185-pound world title. The unbeaten Lovato Jr. defeated former champ Gegard Mousasi to win […]

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Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. relinquishes title in wake of brain condition

Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. relinquishes title in wake of brain condition Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. has decided to vacate his title. Lovato (10-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA), recently was diagnosed with a brain condition involving “abnormally formed blood vessels,” typically in the brain or spinal cord, according to the Mayo Clinic. Bellator […]

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Bellator MMA Champ Surrenders Title

Bellator MMA Champ Surrenders Title Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports The MMA world was stunned to learn that Bellator Middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. is suffering from a rare condition called cavernoma, one that causes a variety of brain disorders including irregular blood flow and cerebral hemorrhaging. At the time of his revelation, via the Joe […]

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