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 …read more
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 …read more
Cheick Kongo became the No. 1 contender for the Bellator heavyweight title Saturday night and talked big afterward. Champion Ryan Bader, however, is not impressed.
Kongo handed former champ Vitaly Minakov …read more
When Cheick Kongo handed former Bellator champ Vitaly Minakov his first loss on the main card of Bellator 216 on Saturday night, he earned himself a shot a reigning Bellator …read more
Cheick Kongo is now the number-one contender in the Bellator heavyweight division. The hulking Frenchman earned that honor with a workmanlike defeat of the formerly undefeated former champ Vitaly Minakov …read more
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – After pulling off a major upset of unbeaten former champion Vitaly Minakov on Saturday night, Cheick Kongo brought a short, but clear message to his post-fight news …read more
Cheick Kongo wasn’t invited to be a part of the recently concluded Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, but it looks like a title shot is going to his anyway.
The 43-year old …read more
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Cheick Kongo earned another heavyweight title shot – in quite typical Cheick Kongo fashion.
Kongo (30-10-2 MMA, 12-2 BMMA) outworked former champ Vitaly Minakov (21-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) …read more
A heavyweight rematch between Cheick Kongo and Vitaly Minakov took place on the main card of tonight’s Bellator 216 event in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Minakov had previously defeated Kongo via unanimous decision …read more
Here’s the breakdown for Saturday’s Bellator 216 main card, including heavyweight title eliminator between former champ Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo. The second installment of Bellator’s double header kicks off …read more
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – “IT’S A BULL(EXPLETIVE)!”
Interviews with Cheick Kongo (29-10-2 MMA, 11-2 BMMA) don’t usually include this language. Heck, the Bellator heavyweight rarely speaks above a whisper when he’s talking …read more
Former Bellator champion Vitaly Minakov is facing a lawsuit as he heads into a pivotal heavyweight bout at Bellator 216.
Minakov (21-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA), who on Saturday meets Cheick Kongo, …read more
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 …read more
NEW YORK – Bellator President Scott Coker has confirmed Saturday’s rematch between Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo will determine the No. 1 contender in the heavyweight division. However, that doesn’t …read more
Date: February 16, 2019Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, ConnecticutTV: DAZN/Bellator.com
Main Card: (DAZN-10pm et)170lbs- Michael Page (12-0) vs. Paul Daley (40-16-2)***Welterweight Grand-Prix Quarter-Final
265lbs- Vitaly Minakov (21-0) vs. Cheick Kongo (28-10-2)265lbs- …read more