The black belt in karate and kendo Cheick Kongo entered this fight with a professional record of 26-10-2 (62% 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 four bouts beating Tony Johnson (=Kongo vs Johnson) and Oli Thompson in his last two (=Kongo vs Thompson).
His opponent, the undefeated Augusto Sakai, has a mma record of 9-0-1 (78% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.57 in the same weight class. He fought just once last year drawing with Dan Charles (=Sakai vs Charles). Cheick Kongo vs Augusto Sakai is on the undercard of Rory MacDonald vs Paul Daley – Bellator 179. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 179: MacDonald vs Daley
Where: Wembley Arena, London, England
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Kongo’s previous fight: Cheick Kongo vs Oli Thompson
Sakai’s previous fight: Augusto Sakai vs Dan Charles
Kongo’s next fight: Cheick Kongo vs Javy Ayala
Kongo vs Sakai Fight Video:
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Official video (USA)
1 comment on “2017 MMA fight – Cheick Kongo vs Augusto Sakai – full fight Video Bellator 179”
1 star…I actually fell asleep half way into the second round, woke up halfway into the third round and couldn’t tell the difference.
Because of their size, heavyweights don’t generally have the most active work rates to begin with but Kongo seemingly takes it to a new level of lethargy every time that he fights.