Bellator had another installment on Friday, and though Bellator 155 lacked the laughable freakshow fighters like Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock, there was still a bit of a circus going on.
You can’t blame Bellator for that, though. Instead, blame the commission in Boise, Idaho.
For the duration of the main event, beloved Dutch kickboxing specialist Melvin Manhoef battled with Rafael Carvalho, with the Brazilian not doing much for stretches of time while Manhoef pursued and attacked. But when it went to the judges’ scorecards, somehow, someway Carvalho was given the split decision – and the crowd was not pleased (nor should they have been). Manhoef had gotten hosed pretty bad.
In the co-main event, former featherweight champ Pat Curran returned to his winning ways in a bout the judges did not screw up. Taking on Georgi Karakhanyan – another top talent in the organization – Curran maintained dominant position on the ground throughout.
Elsewhere on the main card, an overweight Alexis Dufresne caught Marloes Coenen in an armbar. Considering that Coenen has long been considered the best female fighter not currently in the UFC, this was a bit of a shocker.