Bellator 155 has solidified its main card with the addition of two bouts within the Lightweight and Heavyweight divisions. Former Bellator title challengers Marcin Held and Dave Jansen will rematch in a contest to determine who will be the first to make the climb back towards the 155 pound title. Also former Titan FC Heavyweight champ Chase Gormley takes on fellow former UFC veteran and divisional journeyman Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran.
Both Held (2-4, 10-2 in Bellator) and Jansen (20-3, 7-1 in Bellator) have a common opponent in their most recent losses as both men tried and failed to dethrone current Bellator Lightweight champion Will Brooks. Held, one of the best and most decorated grapplers under the Bellator banner dropped a judges decision to the champion as well as a 6-fight win streak that included the names of Alexander Sarnavskiy, Derek Anderson, and Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Jansen, a former WEC veteran, suffered his first loss in the promotion against Brooks that snapped a 7-fight win streak that included a victory over Held.
Former Titan FC Heavyweight champion Chase Gormley (9-5, 0-1 in Bellator) makes his sophomore appearance with the promotion after losing his debut against Dan Charles last September. Gormley has fought among numerous promotions that include RFC, MFC, XFC, and even the UFC although he was unable to register a win in his short time competing in the Octagon. Beltran (17-12, 2-3 in Bellator), has competed most recently in the Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions but will be making a return back up to Heavyweight for this fight. Beltran has recorded wins against Vladimir Matyushenko, and Brian Rodgers inside the Bellator promotion and has 12 knockouts out of his 17 wins.
Bellator 155 will be headlined by a Middleweight championship bout between the newly crowned champ Rafael Carvalho and Melvin Manhoef and will be taking place on May 20th at the Century Link Arena in Boise, Idaho.
Updated Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef Fight Card
Rafael Carvalho (12-1) vs. Melvin Manhoef (30-12-1)
Pat Curran (21-7) vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (24-5-1)
Dan Charles (10-3) vs. Augusto Sakai (9-0)
Dave Jansen (20-3) vs. Marcin Held (21-4)
Joey Beltran (17-12) vs. Chase Gormley (12-5)
Joe Hamilton (3-0) vs. Tyler Freeland (3-0)
Veta Arteaga (1-0) vs. Jackie Vandenburgh (0-1)
Vince Morales (3-1) vs. Hamilton Ash (3-1)
Brendon Raftery (4-2) vs. Casey Johnson (4-0)
Scott Thometz (9-5) vs. Josh Tyler (7-3)
Sean Powers (9-5) vs. Will Noland (15-6)
Ricky Steele (5-0) vs. Erick Cronkhite (2-1)
Jesse Brock (21-8) vs. Olly Bradstreet (39-12)