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Vitaly Minakov Sleeps Timothy Johnson At Bellator 225 (Video)

Vitaly Minakov didn't let a last-minute change in opponent slow him down. Minakov was initially set to meet Javy Ayala in the co-main event of Bellator 225. Ayala was pulled due to medical issues on the day of the event. Timothy Johnson filled in and he shared the cage with...

Bellator 225 Bout Undergoes Last-Minute Change

Vitaly Minakov remains on the Bellator 225 card, but he will not be facing Javy Ayala. Minakov and Ayala were scheduled to do battle tonight (Aug. 24) in a heavyweight clash. The bout would've served as Bellator 225's co-main event. Ayala was pulled from the card and is being replaced...

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...
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Vitaly Minakov Remains Unbeaten, Pounds on ‘Bigfoot’ Silva

Vitaly Minakov once again showed why outside of the UFC, he just might be the best heavyweight in the world. Minakov, a former Bellator champion, improved to 20-0 with a second round finish of Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in one of the featured bouts Friday at EFN-FN 68 from St. Petersburg,...

Bigfoot Silva vs. Vitaly Minakov Booked For Fight Nights Global in June

Two of the biggest heavyweight stars outside the UFC and Bellator MMA are set to collide in St. Petersburg, Russia this June. Fight Nights Global announced Tuesday that former Bellator MMA heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov will face former UFC title challenger Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva June 3. The bout is...

Bellator Strips Vitaly Minakov Of Heavyweight Title, Scott Coker Comments

In addition to releasing lightweight champion Will Brooks, Bellator MMA has confirmed that they have stripped heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov of his title. Minakov, who sports a perfect 17-0 professional MMA record, with an undefeated 5-0 run under the Bellator MMA banner, was reportedly stripped of the Bellator Heavyweight Championship...