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  • a month ago
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In addition to a previously announced title fight, September’s Bellator 123 event has added some notable names to the fight card.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • a month ago
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Bellator is bringing out its big guns for September 5th's unofficial battle for Connecticut. In an effort to keep pace with UFC Fight Night 50, Bellator officials announced on Wednesday that Bellator 123 will be highlighted by the returns of both Cheick Kongo and Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, as well as the promotional debut of Bobby Lashley. As previously announced, the event is headlined by a featherweight championship rematch between Pat Curran and Patricio Freire. "I've been wanting this rematch read news >>

  • a month ago
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Bellator 123 lands at the Mohegan Sun on Sept. 5, featuring Pat Curran, Patricio Pitbull Freire, King Mo Lawal, Cheick Kongo and Bobby Lashley. read news >>

  • a month ago
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If you thought Bellator MMA was just going to roll over on Sept. 5, you better think again. Bellator MMA is not going down without a fight. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) scheduled its upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1 from the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard, Conn., the same night Spike TV airs its Bellator 123 fight card at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville. And both promotions are bringing their A game for the Friday night face off. T read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- Cheick Kongo talks about his 6 week turn around for Bellator 120, the speed of Eric Smith, entering the next heavyweight tournament, celebrating his birthday, and more. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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It took a little while for birthday boy Cheick Kongo to get rolling on Saturday night. But once he did, his Bellator 120 fight turned into a party. Fighting on his 39th birthday, Kongo rallied from a slow start and scored a TKO victory over Eric Smith in the featured Spike prelim fight at the Landers Center in suburban Memphis. Smith, a Boise, Idaho-based fighter making his Bellator debut, got off to a solid start in the first round. With a 19-pound weight advantage, Smith bodylocked Kongo and g read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – After a bit of a scare in the opening round of his bout with Eric Smith, heavyweight favorite Cheick Kongo dominated the second frame to score a TKO win.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Bellator 115 Uncut takes you behind the scenes of Bellator's April 4 event in Reno that featured heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov defending his championship against UFC veteran Cheick Kongo. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Bellator MMA heavyweight title challenger Cheick Kongo and champion Vitaly Minakov were the top earners at this past Friday’s Bellator 115 event.Filed under: Bellator, News Tagged: Bellator 115, Benito Lopez, Cheick Kongo, Freddie Aquitania, Herman Terrado, James (...) read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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He may not have seized the Bellator heavyweight strap, but Cheick Kongo still came away the biggest earner at Bellator 115. The former UFC veteran took home $50,000 in a losing effort opposite Bellator heavyweight champ Vitaly Minakov, according to figures released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Minakov, who successfully defended his belt by claiming a unanimous judges' decision in the night's main event, pocketed $35,000 in victory. The combined salaries of the two read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Nut shots, grabbing of the shorts, point deductions ... what's not to love about the main event of Bellator 115? Actually, the "Minakov vs. Kongo" headliner doesn't look so bad when you pick and choose the best moments, which saw the Russian heavyweight remain undefeated and keep his gold with a five-round, unanimous decision win over the Parisian. For complete Bellator 115: "Minakov vs. Kongo" results, play-by-play and recap click here and here. read news >>

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