It was a slow week in terms of MMA but things will be warming up a little bit over this weekend. Here are the events:


Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef

Bellator MMA hosted an event at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho on Sat., May 20th broadcast on Spike TV:

Middleweight Rafael Carvalho (c) def. Melvin Manhoef Decision (split) (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00
Featherweight Pat Curran def. Georgi Karakhanyan Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Dan Charles vs. Augusto Sakai Draw (majority) (30-26, 28-28, 28-28) 3 5:00
Women’s Featherweight Alexis Dufresne def. Marloes Coenen Submission (triangle armbar) 1 4:33
Heavyweight Chase Gormley def. Joey Beltran Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Jesse Brock def. Olly Bradstreet Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:57
Lightweight Marcin Held def. Dave Jansen Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Casey Johnson def. Brendon Raftery Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:16
Bantamweight Joe Hamilton def. Tyler Freeland Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:22
Featherweight Vince Morales def. Hamilton Ash TKO (punches) 3 2:32
Women’s Flyweight Veta Arteaga def. Jackie Vandenburgh Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Scott Thometz def. Josh Tyler Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-25, 30-25) 3 5:00
Middleweight Will Noland def. Sean Powers KO (punches) 1 3:29


One Championship: Kingdom of Champions

The leading Asian MMA promotion hosts an event at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on May 27 on PPV:

Strawweight (115-125lbs) Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (c) vs. Yoshitaka Naito
Featherweight (145-155lbs) Marat Gafurov (c) vs. Kazunori Yokota
Featherweight (145-155lbs) Timofey Nastyukhin vs. Rob Lisita
Middleweight (185-205lbs) Leandro Ataides vs. Marcin Prachnio
Flyweight (125-135lbs) Anatpong Bunrad vs. Eugene Toquero
Featherweight (145-155lbs) Shannon Wiratchai vs. Kyal Linn Aung
Bantamweight (135-145lbs) Chrech Kosal vs. Yodsanan Sityodtong
Strawweight (115-125lbs) Pongsiri Mitsatit vs. Ye Thway Ne
TBC Kritsada Konsrichai vs. Kev Hemmorlor

UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt

The UFC hosts an event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 29th on Fox Sports 1:

Bantamweight Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt
Featherweight Renan Barão vs. Jeremy Stephens
Welterweight Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story
Middleweight Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda
Welterweight Jorge Masvidal vs. Lorenz Larkin
Lightweight Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder
Women’s Bantamweight Sara McMann vs. Jessica Eye
Lightweight Abel Trujillo vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Middleweight Jake Collier vs. Alberto Uda
Lightweight Erik Koch vs. Shane Campbell
Bantamweight Aljamain Sterling vs. Bryan Caraway
Heavyweight Chris De La Rocha vs. Adam Milstead

Of recent note is that yesterday at a Donald Trump rally in Anaheim, California former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and current Bellator MMA fighter Tito Ortiz was seen in the audience holding up a sign that said “Hillary Clinton killed my friends”. Trump and Ortiz have had somewhat of a friendship since Ortiz appeared on the Celebrity Apprentice.