melvin manhoef

May 19th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Throughout the Bellator calendar, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests in the promotion. In the latest installment, we look at the main event of Bellator 155 as Rafael Carvalho defends his middleweight championship against Melvin Manhoef.   Rafael Carvalho (Record: 12-1, -265 Favorite) The 29 year old middleweight champion is…

May 18th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After attempting to go head-to-head with the UFC last weekend, Bellator returns to its normal Friday night slot this week for Bellator 155. The card is headlined by a middleweight title bout between Rafael Carvalho and Melvin Manhoef which should provide some fireworks on the feet. Carvalho has had a somewhat surprising run to become…

February 29th, 2016
James Lynch

Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef title fight headlines Bellator 155  Bellator announced Friday that newly crowned middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho will defend his title against Melvin Manhoef. Carvalho (12-1)  won the vacant middleweight title with a body kick TKO of Brandon Halsey at Bellator 144. Heading into this matchup he’s currently riding a 12-fight winning streak. Manhoef…

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December 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

Kelvin Gastelum injured and out of UFC 195 Kelvin Gastelum is out of his UFC 195 with an undisclosed injury per UFC officials on Wednesday. The TUF 17 winner was slated to take on Kyle Noke in a welterweight bout. Instead Alex Morono (11-3) will be making his UFC debut and replacing Gastelum against Noke. Morono has won…

November 21st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

It was an incredibly wild and entertaining night of fights this yesterday (Friday, November 20, 2015) for Bellator 146 and World Series of Fighting 25, which were headlined by a lightweight tournament final and a middleweight slugfest, respectively. Overall, on the night, eight betting favorites were victorious while three underdogs picked up wins based on 5Dimes Sportsbook‘s closing odds….

November 18th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Just three weeks after crowning a new featherweight champion, Bellator MMA is back with another barnburner of a main event. This time, the promotion heads to Thackerville, Oklahoma for Bellator 146, which is headlined by a potential middleweight number one contender bout between devastating strikers Melvin Manhoef and Misaki Kato. Both men have scored vicious…

September 9th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC remained quiet on the news front on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning (although, as predicted, more “news” came out about Conor McGregor), but at least the Bellator front office heard my pleas for something to talk about after yesterday’s slow news day and added a few bouts to their upcoming cards. First, Melvin…

February 14th, 2015
Gabe Killian

With tonight’s UFC Fight Night 60 in Colorado ahead of us, we are already three action-packed cards into the extended mixed martial arts weekend. The big show awaits and kicks off with the preliminary card at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1, and I am hungry for it, even though I’ve already had three spoonful’s…

February 13th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 133 Date: February 13, 2015 Arena: Save Mart Center City: Fresno, CA Bellator 132 will be live on Spike TV tonight at 9pm ET with a four-fight main card, with an eight-fight preliminary card to precede it on Spike.com at 6:45pm ET. If interested in wagering on these proposition plays, or any other plays…

February 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After a break last week due to no events, the MMA Analysis returns to break down UFC Fight Night 60. Lance, Jay, Brad, and Sean also take a look at Bellator 133 and briefly discuss WSOF 18. This episode also marks the debut of a new segment on the MMA Analysis. The hosts have had…

February 12th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 133 Date: February 13, 2015 Arena: Save Mart Center City: Fresno, CA Bellator 132 will be live on Spike TV tomorrow night (Friday) at 9pm ET with a four-fight main card, with an eight-fight preliminary card to precede it on Spike.com at 6:45pm ET. If interested in wagering on this card, these and all…

February 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 133 is a three-round middleweight bout between Alexander Shlemenko and Melvin Manhoef. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Shlemenko is a -285 favorite (bet $285 to win $100) while Manhoef is a +225 underdog (bet $100 to win $225). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Shlemenko at -180…

September 19th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 125 took place tonight at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, and the card turned out to be a blast to watch as the two main featured bouts each ended in a bang. In total, five betting favorites won while one underdog came through and one fight closed as a pick ’em based on the…

September 19th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

When it comes to cagefighting, Doug Marshall doesn’t mince words. The former WEC light heavyweight champion has found a second wind for his career inside the Bellator career ever since dropping down to middleweight and he’s been a force to reckon with against some of the best the promotion has had to offer. His brutal…

September 19th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Violence will be the order of the day when Bellator 125 hits the airwaves on Friday night on Spike TV. The organization’s four-fight main card is headlined by a pair of middleweight bouts which seem extremely likely to end with only one fighter conscious. Combined, those top four fighters have 68 career wins, 55 of…

September 18th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Fresno, Calif. (September 18, 2014) – The Bellator weigh-ins have been completed from the Fresno Hotel & Conference Center in preparation for Bellator MMA’s September 19th event. Bellator MMA will take place from the Save Mart Center (2650 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710) on Friday, September 19th with the first fight taking place at…

September 18th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 125 Date: September 19, 2014 Arena: Save Mart Center City: Fresno, CA Bellator 125 will be live from Fresno, CA this Friday night with 12 scheduled bouts. Preliminary action with get going at 7pm ET at Spike.com, with the four-fight main card kicking off at 9pm ET on Spike TV. If interested on wagering…

September 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Doug Marshall and Melvin Manhoef aren’t going to suddenly become world-beaters at 37 and 38 years old, respectively. We all know exactly what each man brings to the cage at this point in their careers. That’s exactly why, despite being divisionally irrelevant — yes, even in Bellator — this fight is something to watch on…

August 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Well it seems UFC 178 simply isn’t meant to be the blockbuster event everyone had it pegged as since way back in March, when Alexander Gustafsson reclaimed his #1 contender’s slot with a victory over Jimi Manuwa. Few saw Jon Jones’ April title defense against Glover Teixeira as more than a mere detour on the…

July 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator MMA announced yesterday they have come to terms with free-agent fighters Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef, and the two veterans are expected to make their promotional debuts later this year. Ever since Scott Coker took over as the head honcho for Bellator last month, there have been rumors that a number of former Strikeforce…

June 7th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

This Saturday, before you settle in for UFC on FUEL TV 10, KSW returns with their entertaining, and sometimes wacky, style of MMA. KSW 23 will be a huge hit in Poland, and it should hold some intrigue for all fans of MMA. There are three notable fights on the card, and two of them…