Bellator MMA heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov (13-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will return to the cage on April 4 as part of the promotion’s Nevada debut.
The reigning titleholder will meet recent tournament winner and longtime UFC fighter Cheick Kongo (19-9-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) in Bellator 115’s main event, officials today announced.
The event takes place April 4 at Nevada’s Reno Events Center. The main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on Spike.com.
“I am now the Bellator heavyweight world champion, and that isn’t going to change,” Minakov stated. “It doesn’t matter who is in my way. They are getting finished. Kongo has been around for a long time and is a great challenger, but the belt is staying with me. I’m not giving my belt to anybody. This is my belt.”