A third matchup has been confirmed for Bellator 155 which takes place at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho on May 20th, 2016. The card already features a middleweight title fight as champion Rafael Carvalho will attempt to defend his belt against Melvin Manhoef. Now a very important heavyweight matchup has also been confirmed, Dan Charles (10-3) will face off against the undefeated Augusto Sakai (10-0).
This will mark the fifth time Sakai has fought under the Bellator banner. He is 4-0 as a Bellator fighter and three of those victories came by way of stoppage. His most recent win was a unanimous decision over Alex Huddleston at Bellator 145 in November 2015. Seven of his nine victories have been stoppages and against Charles, the heavy handed Brazilian will look to keep his unblemished record intact.
Since starting his professional MMA career with seven straight victories, Arizona native Dan Charles has stumbled going 3-3 in his past 6 fights. Most recently Charles knocked out Chase Gormley at Bellator 143, the win got him back on the right track after a TKO loss to Bobby Lashley. Eight of his ten career victories have been stoppages and six of those were TKO’s or knockouts.
Both of these men are finishers so we shouldn’t expect this one to go to the judge’s scorecards. The winner should find themselves right in the mix in the ever thin Bellator heavyweight division.
The bout takes place at Bellator 155 on May 20th, 2016 and will likely air on Spike TV. For future coverage of Bellator 155 keep checking back with profightingfans.com.
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