Weichel (41-12 MMA, 10-4 BMMA) meets Carvalho (11-5 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) at Bellator 270, which takes place Nov. 5 at 3Arena, promotion officials announced Thursday.
Germany’s Weichel has won two of his past three fights. After getting eliminated by Emmanuel Sanchez in the featherweight grand prix quarterfinal, Weichel rebounded with a split decision win over formerly unbeaten Keoni Diggs at Bellator 261.
SBG Ireland’s Carvalho will look to snap a two-fight losing skid on home soil. After a 4-0 start to his Bellator tenure, including a finish of Sam Sicilia in the featherweight grand prix, 26-year-old Carvalho was eliminated by then featherweight champion Patricio Freire in the quarterfinal. He was then stopped by Jay Jay Wilson in the second round at Bellator 257 in April.
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Also taking place on the main card is a middleweight showdown between ranked contenders Charlie Ward and Norbert Novenyi Jr. SBG Ireland’s Ward (9-4 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) has won six of his past seven outings since joining the Bellator roster in 2017 and is coming off back-to-back wins over Kyle Kurtz and Andy Manzolo.
Meanwhile, unbeaten London Shootfighters’ Novenyi Jr. (5-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Ward’s teammate, Will Fleury, followed by a first-round submission of Laid Zerhouni.
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The Bellator 270 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 5 p.m. ET)
James Gallagher vs. Patchy Mix
Patricky Freire vs. Peter Queally
Norbert Novenyi Jr. vs. Charlie Ward
Pedro Carvalho vs. Daniel Weichel
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 1:30 p.m. ET)
Luca Poclit vs. Ashley Reece
Brian Hooi vs. Daniele Scatizzi
Arunas Andriuskevicus vs. Lee Chadwick
Ilias Bulaid vs. Georges Sasu
Jordan Barton vs. Ciaran Clarke
Bobby Pallett vs. Nicolo Solli
Audrey Kerouche vs. Danni Neilan
Keir Harvie vs. Asael Adjoudj
Darragh Kelly vs. Junior Morgan
Stephen Costello vs. Yusuf Nazokatov