The black belt in karate and kendo Cheick Kongo entered this fight with a professional record of 25-10-2 (64% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 heavyweight in the world. He lost to Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal in 2015 (=Lawal vs Kongo) but then he has won three bouts beating Vinicius Queiroz (=Kongo vs Queiroz) and Tony Johnson in 2016 (=Kongo vs Johnson).
His opponent, the former Britain’s Strongest Man champion Oli Thompson, has a mma record of 17-9-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.50 in the same weight class but he comes off the loss against Matt Mitrione (=Mitrione vs Thompson). Cheick Kongo vs Oli Thompson is on the undercard of Josh Thomson vs Patricky Freire (on the original fight card the main event was Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Mitrione but the American has forced to withdraw from the bout due to ill health) – Bellator 172. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 172: Fedor vs Mitrione
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, California, United States
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Kongo’s previous fight: Cheick Kongo vs Tony Johnson
Thompson’s previous fight: Matt Mitrione vs Oli Thompson
Kongo’s next fight: Cheick Kongo vs Augusto Sakai
Kongo vs Thompson Fight Video:
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Official video (USA)