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Bellator 265 Quick Results: Kongo Submits Kharitonov

Bellator MMA went to the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for Bellator 265 live tonight. The heavyweight main event featured the #3-ranked Cheick Kongo against Sergei Kharitonov. Kongo was able to earn the second-round submission finish to earn the victory. The co-main event between Adam Borics and Jay-Jay...

Tim Johnson Not Upset By Bellator 248 Headliner Snub

Tim Johnson thought he was going to headline Bellator 248 this Saturday against Cheick Kongo but wasn't surprised when the promotion switched up the bout order. "I assumed by the (Bellator) poster we were main (event)" Johnson told MMANews. "Bellator takes us as the co-main event (instead), I probably don't...

Ryan Bader Offers Proof He Didn’t Eye-Poke Cheick Kongo

Ryan Bader believes that Cheick Kongo quit during their Bellator 226 main event, and he wants the world to see the evidence. The official result of Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo’s heavyweight championship bout last Saturday was a no contest after Kongo claimed to be poked in the eye while...

Quinton Jackson Calls Ryan Bader A ‘Coward’ Following Bellator 226

Quinton Jackson isn't happy with the ending to Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo. Last night (Sept. 7), Bader put his Bellator heavyweight title on the line against Kongo. The bout headlined Bellator 226 inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Bader was dominating the opening round, but controversy ensued...

Cheick Kongo Says Win Over Ryan Bader Makes Him Best Heavyweight In The World

Cheick Kongo believes he can solidify his status among the top heavyweights today if he can beat Ryan Bader. On Sept. 7, Kongo will challenge Bader for the Bellator heavyweight title. The championship tilt will headline Bellator 226 inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California. This will be Kongo's...

Ryan Bader Won’t Downplay Cheick Kongo’s Winning Streak

Ryan Bader says Cheick Kongo didn't always fight the best opposition, but he realizes that an eight-fight winning streak is no small feat. Bader is scheduled to defend his heavyweight title against Cheick Kongo in the main event of Bellator 226. The event will be held inside the SAP Center...

Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo Announced For Bellator 226

Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo has been made official. Earlier today (July 11), Bellator sent out a press release confirming the heavyweight title matchup. Bader will put his heavyweight gold up for grabs for the first time. "Darth" won the title back in Jan. 2019, starching Fedor Emelianenko in the...

Bellator President Scott Coker Working On Bader vs. Kongo, Barnett Gets Dibs On Winner

Bellator president Scott Coker sees a clear path for the promotion's heavyweight division. Many have wondered what's next for two-division champion Ryan Bader. "Darth" holds the Bellator light heavyweight and heavyweight gold. If things go according to plan, Bader will defend his heavyweight title against Cheick Kongo next. Bader vs. Kongo...

Ryan Bader Responds to Cheick Kongo’s Threat

After being victorious against former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 216 last Saturday, Cheick Kongo made one thing clear and one thing only: Ryan Bader must relinquish the heavyweight championship to him or suffer dire consequences. Cheick Kongo was about as direct with reporters in the post-fight press...

Cheick Kongo to Ryan Bader: Give Me Belt or “I Will F**k You Up”

Cheick Kongo has a message to Bellator Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader, and it comes in the form of a direct threat. At Bellator 216, Cheick Kongo was victorious over Vitaly Minakov via unanimous decision, making it an impressive eight consecutive victories for the Frenchman. Kongo believes that with this victory,...

Scott Coker Says Ryan Bader’s Next Heavyweight Challenger Isn’t A Lock

Ryan Bader's next Bellator heavyweight title challenger isn't set in stone. Many thought that the winner of Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo this Saturday night (Feb. 16) would determine Bader's next challenger. The heavyweight clash will serve as Bellator 216's co-main event. Scott Coker Says Winner Of Minakov vs. Kongo Not...

Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson Reported for Bellator 208

Two former UFC heavyweights will get it on at Bellator 208 when Cheick Kongo battles Timothy Johnson, as reported by ESPN. 43-year-old Cheick Kongo has been fighting for 17 years now, and has been with Bellator MMA for coming on five years now, making his debut in 2013 with a...

Bellator 199 Salaries: Bader & Kongo Top List

The California State Athletic Commission released the Bellator 199 salaries on Wednesday and some of the top tier talents got paid some major cash. Bellator 199 took place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The preliminary card aired online at 7:00 pm EST...

Cheick Kongo on Potential Bellator Title Shot: ‘I’m Ready to go’

Cheick Kongo will be ready for the call for a title shot if it arrives. Kongo was in action this past Saturday night (May 12). He took on Javy Ayala on the main card of Bellator 199. Kongo earned a devastating first-round knockout victory. With the win, Kongo is now on...

Cheick Kongo Returns at Bellator 199

Cheick Kongo has his next fight lined up under the Bellator banner. The Viacom owned promotion announced on Wednesday that a heavyweight bout between Javy Ayala and Kongo has been added to Bellator 199 lineup. For his third straight, Ayala will fight a notable name in the heavyweight division. He...