The black belt in karate, kendo and Bellator Hw tournament winner (season 9) Cheick Kongo entered this fight with a professional mma record of 24-10-2 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 heavyweight in the world. He lost to Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal last year (=Lawal vs Kongo) but then he has won over Alexander Volkov (=Kongo vs Volkov) and Vinicius Queiroz (=Kongo vs Queiroz).
His opponent, Tony Johnson, has an official record of 10-2-0 (50% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.24 in the same weight class. He suffered his last defeat when he faced Chris Lokteff in 2013, since then he has won three bouts beating Raphael Butler in 2016 (=Johnson vs Butler). Kongo vs Johnson is the main event of Bellator 161. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 161: Kongo vs Johnson
Where: HEB Center, Cedar Park, Texas, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Kongo’s previous fight: Cheick Kongo vs Vinicius Queiroz
Johnson’s previous fight: Tony Johnson vs Raphael Butler
Kongo’s next fight: Cheick Kongo vs Oli Thompson
Official video (USA)