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Bellator 155: Who Claimed The Middleweight Title?

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Rafael Carvalho left the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho Friday night with his Bellator middleweight title.

However, it came with plenty of controversy.

Carvalho retained the title and won his 13th straight fight with a split decision victory over Melvin Manhoef in the main event of Bellator 155. The main card aired live on Spike TV.

The decision was met with plenty of boos by the crowd and caused a fire storm on Twitter afterwards.

In the co-main event, Pat Curran picked up a decision over Georgi Karakhanyan, while Alexis Dufresne stunned Marloes Coenen with a first round submission win. Dufresne, though, came in four pounds over the featherweight limit for the contest.

Complete results can be found below:

Rafael Carvalho def. Melvin Manhoef via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) to retain Bellator middleweight championship

Pat Curran def. Georgi Karakhanyan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Dan Charles vs. Augusto Sakai declared a majority draw (30-26, 28-28, 28-28)

Alexis Dufresne def. Marloes Coenen via submission (triangle armbar) at 4:33 of Round 1

Chase Gormley def. Joey Beltran via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Jesse Brock def. Olly Bradstreet via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:57 of Round 3

Marcin Held def. Dave Jansen via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Casey Johnson def. Brendon Raftery via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:16 of Round 2

Joe Hamilton def. Tyler Freeland via submission (rear-naked choke) at :22 of Round 11

Vince Morales def. Hamilton Ash via TKO (strikes) at 2:32 of Round 3

Veta Arteaga def. Jackie Vandenburgh via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Scott Thometz def. Josh Tyler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25)

Will Noland def. Sean Powers via KO (strike) at 3:29 of Round 1

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