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Bellator 155 Picks Up Heavyweights Dan Charles, Augusto Sakai

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Heavyweights Dan Charles and Augusto Sakai will collide at Bellator 155, officials announced recently.

Set for May 20 from Boise, Idaho, the Spike TV main card features middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho defending his title against Melvin Manhoef.

Below is the press release and current card:

A heavyweight bout between Dan “The Man” Charles (10-3) and Augusto Sakai (9-0) has been added to the main card of “Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef” at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho on May 20.

The fight joins a card that already features an enthralling Middleweight World Championship main event, when Rafael Carvalho (12-1) defends his belt against the explosive power of Melvin “No Mercy” Manhoef (30-12-1). In addition, former Bellator MMA Featherweight titlist Pat Curran (21-7) will return to action for the first time since June, when he faces the always-dangerous Georgi Karakhanyan (24-5-1) in the card’s co-main event.

Tickets for “Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef” start at just $25 and are on sale now at, the CenturyLink Arena Box Office or

“Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef” airs live and free on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream live on and The Bellator Mobile App. Additional contests will be announced in the coming weeks.

After an injury bumped Sakai from the co-main event of “Bellator 150: Kongo vs. Spartan,” the 24-year-old Brazilian heavyweight is ready to return to action and has his sights set on remaining unbeaten in his 2016 debut. Sakai is coming off of another flawless year under the Bellator MMA banner, recording victories in each of his two appearances, including a unanimous decision win over Alex Huddleston in his most recent bout at “Bellator 145: With A Vengeance.”

Dan “The Man” Charles, enters his sixth fight with Bellator MMA and looks to add to his impressive 10-3 professional record. The 30-year-old Phoenix native, capped off 2015 with an emphatic knockout of Chase Gormley at “Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis,” in September.

Bellator Middleweight Championship
Rafael Carvalho (c) vs. Melvin Manhoef

Featherweight: Pat Curran vs. Georgi Karakhanyan

Heavyweight: Dan Charles vs. Augusto Sakai