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)