The black belt in karate and kendo Cheick Kongo entered this fight with a mma record of 27-10-2 (59% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.16 heavyweight in the world. He lost to Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal in 2015 (Lawal vs Kongo) but then he has won five bouts beating Oli Thompson (Kongo vs Thompson) and Augusto Sakai in 2017 (Cheick Kongo vs Augusto Sakai).
His opponent, Javy Ayala, has an official record of 10-6-0 (90% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.43 in the same weight class but he comes off the loss against Roy Nelson (Roy Nelson vs Javy Ayala); before this bout, in 2016, he had beat Sergei Kharitonov (Kharitonov vs Ayala). Kongo vs Ayala is on the undercard of Ryan Bader vs Muhammed King Mo Lawal – Bellator 199. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 199: Bader vs King Mo
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, California, United States
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Kongo’s previous fight: Cheick Kongo vs Augusto Sakai
Ayala’s previous fight: Roy Nelson vs Javy Ayala
Kongo’s next fight: Cheick Kongo vs Timothy Johnson
Ayala’s next fight: Frank Mir vs Javy Ayala
Kongo vs Ayala full fight video:
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Official video (USA)