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Cheick Kongo defeats Vinicius Queiroz at Bellator 150

Eric Tamiso, (December 2, 2015)
Veteran Cheick Kongo survived a late scare against Vinicius "Spartan" Queiroz on Friday and kept pace in the heavyweight title picture with a victory at Bellator 150.

Bellator 150 title fight nixed because Marcos Galvao ill

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer (December 2, 2015)
Bellator 150's bantamweight title fight has been canceled because Marcos Galvao is ill.

Bellator 139: Cheick Kongo takes decision from Alexander Volkov

Brett Okamoto, (December 6, 2014)
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo controlled Alexander Volkov on the ground and cruised to victory by unanimous decision at Bellator 139 on Friday night.

Alexander Volkov to fight Cheick Kongo at Bellator 139 in Kansas

Brett Okamoto, (December 4, 2014)
A non-title heavyweight fight between former Bellator MMA champion Alexander Volkov and Cheick Kongo will headline an event on June 26 at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.

Liam McGeary beats Emanuel Newton for Bellator light heavyweight title

Brian Campbell, (December 2, 2014)
Liam McGeary's relentless pursuit of a submission helped him set a Bellator record for attempts Friday. It also was enough to win him the promotion's light heavyweight title.

UFC Fight Night 50/Bellator 123 Report Card: UFC 1, Bellator 0 after Friday

Brett Okamoto, (December 9, 2013)
Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC Fight Night 50 and Bellator 123.

Bellator 123: Patricio Freire lifts Bellator belt, outpoints Pat Curran

Brian Campbell, (December 9, 2013)
Patricio Freire exacted revenge and lifted the featherweight title in the process by earning a unanimous decision over Pat Curran at Bellator 123 on Saturday.

Live analysis: MMA night in CT (UFC FN 50/Bellator 123) (December 6, 2013)
Live from Connecticut: UFC FN 50/Bellator 123 analysis

Bellator 115: Minakov handles Kongo to defend title

Brett Okamoto, (December 4, 2013)
Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov made the first defense of his title by outworking veteran Cheick Kongo via unanimous decision at Bellator 115.

Vitaly Minakov-Cheick Kongo fight to headline Bellator 115 card

Brett Okamoto, (December 1, 2013)
A heavyweight title fight between newly crowned champion Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo will headline Bellator 115 on April 4 in Reno, Nev.

Bellator 107 -- Kongo earns heavyweight title shot

Brett Okamoto, (November 1, 2012)
Cheick Kongo moved one step closer to the Bellator title by outlasting Peter Graham in the heavyweight tournament final at Bellator 107.

Bellator 102 Report Card: Cheick Kongo closes in on title shot

Josh Gross, (October 31, 2012)
Josh Gross hands out grades following Bellator 102 in his Report Card.

Cheick Kongo: Three fights and I can be champ

Brett Okamoto, MMA (October 31, 2012)
Cheick Kongo holds no deep grudge against his former employer, the UFC -- or at least, if he does, he keeps it close to his chest. The French heav...

UFC won't re-sign longtime heavyweight Cheick Kongo, official says

Brett Okamoto, (December 5, 2012)
Longtime UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo has finished the last fight of his contract and has not been re-signed based on recent performances, according to a UFC official.

Nelson not picky about next opponent

Franklin McNeil, MMA (December 4, 2012)
It never matters to Roy Nelson who UFC officials offer as an opponent. He always accepts. Nelson will fight any heavyweight, anywhere, anytime. He...


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