Bellator 155: Carvalho vs Manhoef will take place May 20, 2016 at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The event will air live in prime time on Spike TV.
The event will be headlined by Rafael Carvalho vs Melvin Manhoef for the Bellator Middleweight Championship.
Carvalho pulled off one of 2015’s biggest upsets when knocked out Brandon Halsey with a body kick in the second round to claim 185-pound gold at Bellator 144 last October. The Brazilian has not lost since his MMA debut in 2011 and has stopped 10 of his last 12 opponents. Manhoef earned his shot at the belt by knocking out Hisaki Kato in the opening round at Bellator 146.
The Bellator Middleweight Championship title match is Rafael Carvalho first title defense.
The co-main event features former Bellator Featherweight Championship Champion Pat Curran facing off against former World Series of Fighting featherweight champion Georgi Karakhanyan.
This event was scheduled to crown the inaugural Bellator women’s featherweight champion in a bout between Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd. However, Budd was injured and replaced by Alexis Dufresne thus changing the fight to a non-title bout.
The full card can be found below along with a video preview of the event:
Main Card (PPV)
Rafael Carvalho (c) vs. Melvin Manhoef
Pat Curran vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
Dan Charles vs. Augusto Sakai
Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen
Joey Beltran vs. Chase Gormley
Preliminary Card (MMAMad.com)
Marloes Coenen vs. Alexis Dufresne
Joe Hamilton vs. Tyler Freeland
Veta Arteaga vs. Jackie Vandenburgh
Vince Morales vs. Hamilton Ash
Brendan Raftery vs. Casey Johnson
Scott Thometz vs. Josh Tyler
Sean Powers vs. Will Noland
Ricky Steele vs. Eric Cronkhite
Jesse Brock vs. Olly Bradstreet