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Cheick Kongo High Earner at Bellator 115 with $50K, Two Fighters Make $1K

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the fighters who competed in Friday’s “Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo” event. Cheick Kongo (pictured) should be all smiles. Despite losing to heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov in the show’s featured attraction, Kongo was the night’s highest earner with $50,000. Minakov made $35,000, with...
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Says “Experience In Bellator Is Way Better” Than When He Was In The UFC

Bellator 115 takes place tonight from the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The main event features Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov defending his title for the first time against Cheick Kongo. On today’s podcast we talk to Kongo. We discuss the keys to the fight with Minakov, why his experience in Bellator is better than when he was in the UFC, being at the “Sabotage”...
Via Between The Ropes
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ Weigh-In Results

The weigh-ins for “Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo” took place Thursday in Nevada. Former UFC star Cheick Kongo (pictured) challenges Vitaly Minakov for his heavyweight title in tomorrow’s featured attraction. A pair of semifinal bouts that were slated to appear in the main card were scrapped at the last minute. The welterweight fight with Andrey Koreshkov and Sam Oropeza was...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 115 Fight Card Finalized; Minakov vs Kongo Set As Main Event

Bellator 115 Fight Card Finalized from Nevada’s Reno Event Center on April 4th Live on SpikeThe Toughest Tournament in Sports continues with the Heavyweight and Middleweight SemifinalsNewport Beach, Calif. (March 19, 2014) – At 13-0 and the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, Russian knockout connoisseur Vitaly Minakov is ready to extend his reign as “The New...
Via MMAInsider
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UFC Fighter Cheick Kongo Signs With Bellator

  After a 4-2-1 record since 2009, heavyweight Cheick Kongo has decided to move on to Bellator MMA, according to MMA Mania. “After my contract was up in the UFC, I really wanted to take some time and reflect on everything,” Kongo said. “After talking to the people around me, especially someone like my longtime friend in Rampage, he told me how well Bellator has been treating...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Issues Statement Regarding UFC Departure

Don’t close the cage door on Cheick Kongo’s (pictured) UFC career just yet … apparently. Despite not having his contract renewed by the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, Kongo claims a return to the Octagon is possible and that he’s in complete control of his own destiny. “Do not believe everything you are told,” Kongo posted on his Facebook (via Google...
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Cheick Kongo

Cheick KongoVitals6'4" 229 lbs (Heavyweight)82" reach, OrthodoxMay 17, 1975Record17-7-2 (UFC: 10-5-1)Current Streak1 straight lossTrainingNoneChampionships HeldNone Strengths- world class striker- big time knockout power- one of the most accurate strikers in UFC history- dishes out way more strikes than he absorbs- utilizes all aspects of his kickboxing training...
Via MMA Manifesto
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The UFC 149 curse continues; Minotauro out, Jordan in to battle Kongo

Former PRIDE Heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira has been the latest fighter to fall a victim to the curse of UFC 149. It's not surprising that the injury that forced Nogueira to withdraw from this upcoming contest had to do with his humerus not being completely recovered. Stepping in to fight Cheick Kongo on relatively short notice will be a...
Via hov-mma
June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Collides with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 149

Today has got to be one of the busiest days mixed martial arts has experienced in quite some time. Late Tuesday night, a heavyweight shootout between Cheick Kongo (Pictured) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was announced for UFC 149. While a secret source broke the news with the CalgarySun, the UFC subsequently endorsed the report by re-tweeting the article on their Canadian account...
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo knows Alistair Overeem’s weaknesses but is keeping them secret

By Will Gray Standing at 6’4” and possessing some of the best striking in the UFC heavyweight division, long time contender Cheick Kongo (17-6-2) heads into his match against PRIDE veteran Mark Hunt at UFC 144 this Saturday, live from Japan. Coming off of an impressive year, that saw him win in legendary fashion by [...]
Via Fight Hub TV
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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