The black belt in karate and kendo Cheick Kongo entered this fight with a record of 28-10-2 (61% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.15 heavyweight in the world. He lost to Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal in 2015 (Lawal vs Kongo) but then he has won six bouts beating Augusto Sakai (Cheick Kongo vs Augusto Sakai) and Javi Ayala in his last two (Cheick Kongo vs Javy Ayala).
His opponent, Timothy Johnson, has a mma record of 12-4-0 (75% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.43 in the same weight class. He lost to Junior Albini in 2017 but he came back to win with Marcelo Golm in 2018 (Timothy Johnson vs Marcelo Golm). Kongo vs Johnson is on the undercard of Fedor Emelianenko vs Chael Sonnen – Bellator 208. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 208: Fedor vs Sonnen
Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Kongo’s previous fight: Cheick Kongo vs Javy Ayala
Johnson’s previous fight: Timothy Johnson vs Marcelo Golm
Kongo’s next fight: Vitaly Minakov vs Cheick Kongo 2
Kongo vs Johnson full fight video:
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