Bellator 155 “Carvalho vs. Manhoef” comes to CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho, on May 20, 2016. The headline bout of the card is the first middleweight title defense of Rafael Carvalho’s reign taking on feared Dutch striker Melvin Manhoef.
Two new bouts will complete the main card of Bellator 155. Lightweight Dave Jansen (20-3) returns after nearly a year long layoff following his world title shot against Will Brooks to face Marcin Held (21-4), who was also defeated by the lightweight champion in 2015.
These two combatants once headlined Bellator 93 in 2013 and Jansen got the better of Held on that night.
As both men look to get back on track in a rematch, they’ll be joined by two heavyweights with similar goals. Joey Beltran (17-12, 1 NC) was TKO’d by Kendall Grove in his last fight. His opponent Chase Gormley (12-5) was knocked out by Dan Charles on the same card.
The updated card for Bellator 155 in Boise is below.
Bellator 155 “Carvalho vs. Manhoef” Main Card (Spike TV):
Middleweight: Rafael Carvalho (c) (12-1) vs. Melvin Manhoef (30-12-1)
Featherweight: Pat Curran (21-7) vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (24-5-1)
Heavyweight: Dan Charles (10-3) vs. Augusto Sakai (9-0)
Lightweight: Dave Jansen (20-3) vs. Marcin Held (21-4)
Heavyweight: Joey Beltran (17-12) vs. Chase Gormley (12-5)
Bellator 155 “Prelims” Card (Spike.com):
Bantamweight: Joe Hamilton (3-0) vs. Tyler Freeland (3-0)
Flyweight: Veta Arteaga (1-0) vs. Jackie Vandenburgh (0-1)
Featherweight: Vince Morales (3-1) vs. Hamilton Ash (3-1)
Bantamweight: Brendon Raftery (4-2) vs. Casey Johnson (4-0)
Lightweight: Scott Thometz (9-5) vs. Josh Tyler (7-3)
Middleweight: Sean Powers (9-5) vs. Will Noland (15-6)
Bantamweight: Ricky Steele (5-0) vs. Erick Cronkhite (2-1)
Bantamweight: Jesse Brock (21-8) vs. Olly Bradstreet (39-12)
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