Review: 2014-09-05, fight not particularly exciting between Cheick Kongo and Lavar Johnson: it gets two stars. The black belt in karate Cheick Kongo entered this fight with a pro mma record of 21-9-2 (71% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 heavyweight in the world, he has already fought twice in 2014 losing the first bout in April, against Vitaly Minakov (fight valid for the Bellator Hw title, Minakov vs Kongo), and winning his second fight in May against Eric Smith.
His opponent, Lavar Johnson, has a record of 18-9-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.51 in the same weight class but he lost four out of his last five fights, the last one against Blagoi Ivanov at Bellator 116 (=Johnson vs Ivanov). Kongo vs Johnson is on the undercard of Pat Curran vs Patricio Freire 2 – Bellator 123. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 123
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Johnson’s previous fight: Lavar Johnson vs Blagoi Ivanov
Kongo’s next fight: Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal vs Cheick Kongo