Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-05-06, mma fight not so exciting: Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo 2 gets two stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
Kongo vs Bader 2 is the main event of Bellator 280 (also known as Bellator Paris) and it is valid for the Bellator heavyweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Ryan Bader record
The black belt in Bjj, current Bellator Hw, former light-Hw champion and Tuf 8 tournament winner Ryan Bader entered this fight with a pro mma record of 29-7-0 (52% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 heavyweight in the world.
In his last three bouts he has beat Lyoto Machida (Ryan Bader vs Lyoto Machida 2) and Valentin Moldavsky (Ryan Bader vs Valentin Moldavsky) but between these two fights he lost to Corey Anderson (Ryan Bader vs Corey Anderson).
Cheick Kongo record
His opponent, the black belt in karate and kendo Cheick Kongo, has a record of 31-11-2 (61% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.15 in the heavyweight division.
In his last three fights he has faced Ryan Bader but it ended in a no-contest (Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo), has lost to Timothy Johnson (Cheick Kongo vs Timothy Johnson 2) and has beat Sergei Kharitonov (Cheick Kongo vs Sergei Kharitonov).
But if you want to watch one of Kongo’s best fights, here is a 5-stars bout of 2011 : Cheick Kongo vs Patrick Barry.
Bellator 280 info
Event: Bellator 280: Bader vs. Kongo 2
Where: AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Title: Bellator Heavyweight World Championship
Bellator 280 fight card
Here is the Bellator 280 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on Showtime)
Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo
Yoel Romero vs Alex Polizzi
Davy Gallon vs Benjamin Brander
Lorenz Larkin vs Kyle Stewart
Mike Shipman vs Gregory Babene
Pedro Carvalho vs Piotr Niedzielski
Lewis Long vs Thibault Gouti
Fabacary Diatta vs Jordan Barton
Soren Bak vs Charlie Leary
Yves Landu vs Gavin Hughes
Lucie Bertaud vs Katarzyna Sadura
Youcef Ouabbas vs Matthieu Duclos
Victor Verchere vs Bourama Camara
Bellator 280 weigh-in
Watch the video of Bellator 280: Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo 2 weigh-in from the official BellatorMMA Youtube channel!
Bader vs Kongo 2 full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the fight Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo 2 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
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Bader vs Kongo 2 result
Ryan Bader defeated Cheick Kongo via unanimous decision. Scores were 50–45, 50–45, 50–45.