Multiple fights have been made official for May’s Bellator 155 in Idaho including a rematch of the season seven lightweight tournament final between Dave Jansen and Marcin Held.
The fight bookings were announced by Bellator in a press release on Thursday.
Bellator 155 will come from the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho on May 20 and will be headlined by a title fight as Rafael Carvalho defends the middleweight title against Melvin Manhoef.
Jansen (20-3) scored a decision victory over Held in their first meeting and this will be his first fight since losing to current Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks by decision at Bellator 136. The defeat against Brooks snapped a seven fight winning streak and his previous defeat came at WEC 50 in 2010. Held (21-4) will also enter this fight following a decision defeat against Brooks and that snapped a six fight winning streak. He is 10-3 in the Bellator cage and six of those wins have come by submission.
The current Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef fight card is below.
Main Card: (Spike – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Rafael Carvalho (12-1) vs. Melvin Manhoef (30-12-1, 2NC)
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)
Preliminary Card: (Bellator.com – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
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)