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CHEICK KONGO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cheick Kongo Vs King Mo Set For Bellator 134

Bellator have announced that Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal will move up to heavyweight to fight Cheick Kongo in what they are billing as a ‘superfight’ at Bellator 134 on February 27th. “We’re going to put on a big superfight and it’s something this person’s been asking me for a long time to move up in weight and try out the heavyweight division,” Bellator CEO Scott...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator 115 ‘Minakov vs. Kongo’ Rewind

A heavyweight bout that saw Vitaly Minakov make the first defense of his Bellator heavyweight championship headlined the 115th numbered event which took place inside of the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada this past Friday night. It was one of those rare Bellator cards that due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances did not feature any tournament bouts. Below you’ll find...
Via hov-mma
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via 5thRound.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 115 Results

Vitaly Minakov successfully defended his heavyweight title for the first time last night at Bellator 115 after outpointing former UFC fighter Cheick Kongo. Minakov had mixed fortunes in the first couple of rounds. On the down side he was deducted a point after two illegal groin strikes in the first round, but far more encouraging was the fact that he was able to drop Kongo with...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 05, 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...
Via 5thRound.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vitaly Minakov vs Cheick Kongo for Heavyweight Title Headlines Bellator 115

Vitaly Minakov 13-0 MMA / 4-0 Bellator Record 13 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Eddie Sanchez, Alexander Volkov, Ryan Martinez Cheick Kongo 20-8-2 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record 2 Fight Win Streak Notable Wins: Mirko Filipovic, Matt Mitrione, Pat Barry ————————————– Bellator 115 April 4th, 2014 Reno, Nevada Reno Event Center —————————...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Challenges Heavyweight Champ Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 115

On Friday, it was announced former UFC veteran Cheick Kongo (pictured) will challenge undefeated Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov for his crown at Bellator 115. The April 4 event takes place inside Nevada’s Reno Events Center. Minakov owns a perfect 13-0 professional record, with his last seven wins coming via some form of knockout. The 28-year-old captured the belt...
Via 5thRound.com
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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