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Cheick Kongo Calls Out Jake Paul, Rampage, Ryan Bader, Dana White
MMA Legend Cheick Kongo sat down with the Vancouver Canada podcast: I Only Touch Greatness.
By: Haze Ent
Cheick Kongo, is a French heavyweight mixed martial artist and former kickboxer who fights in Bellator MMA. A professional MMA competitor since 2001, he has also competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of October 26, 2021, he is #2 in the Bellator Heavyweight Rankings.
Shortly after it was announced that Cheick's teammate Rampage Jackson was going to Bellator, it was stated that Kongo will be following his teammate. Kongo's move to Bellator was official on August 28, 2013.
Kongo made his debut in the Season 9 Heavyweight tournament. He faced Mark Godbeer on October 4, 2013, at Bellator 102. Kongo won the fight via TKO in the second round.
On July 11, 2019, it was announced that Kongo will be facing Ryan Bader for the Bellator Heavyweight World Championship on September 7 at Bellator 226. The bout ended in a no contest at 3:52 of the first round after an accidental eye poke from Bader rendered Kongo unable to continue.
On May 4, 2020, it was revealed that Kongo had signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator.
Kongo faced Sergei Kharitonov on August 20, 2021 at Bellator 265. He won the fight via a rear-naked choke in round two.
Kongo is scheduled to fight Ryan Bader for the Bellator Heavyweight World Championship on May 6, 2022 at Bellator Paris.
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