Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2021-08-20, pretty good mma fight: Cheick Kongo vs Sergei Kharitonov gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2021).
Kharitonov vs Kongo is the main event of Bellator 265. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Cheick Kongo record
The black belt in karate and kendo Cheick Kongo entered this fight with a pro mma record of 30-11-2 (60% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.19 heavyweight in the world.
In his last three matches he has beat Vitaly Minakov (Vitaly Minakov vs Cheick Kongo 2), has faced Ryan Bader but it ended in a no-contest (Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo) and has lost to Timothy Johnson (Cheick Kongo vs Timothy Johnson 2).
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.
Sergei Kharitonov record
His opponent, Sergei Kharitonov, has a record of 32-8-0 (94% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.21 in the heavyweight division.
He was defeated by Linton Vassell in 2019 (Sergei Kharitonov vs Linton Vassell) but then he has beat Fernando Rodrigues Jr (Sergei Kharitonov vs Fernando Rodrigues Jr) and Oli Thompson.
Kongo’s next fight: Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo 2
Bellator 265 info
Event: Bellator 265: Kongo vs. Kharitonov
Where: Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Bellator 265 fight card
Here is the Bellator 265 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on Showtime)
Sergei Kharitonov vs Cheick Kongo
Logan Storley vs Dante Schiro
Billy Swanson vs Marcelo Golm
Keith Lee vs Jornel Lugo
Taylor Johnson vs Fabio Aguiar
Mike Hamel vs Bryce Logan
Archie Colgan vs Ben Simons
Duane Johnson vs Deven Fisher
Bailey Schoenfelder vs Kory Moegenburg
Kongo vs Kharitonov Bellator 265 weigh-in
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Kongo vs Kharitonov full fight video / highlights
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Kongo vs Kharitonov result
Cheick Kongo defeated Sergei Kharitonov via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59, round 2.