As Bellator prepares to embark on the start of the fall season as well as November’s highly anticipated Bellator Pay-Per-View “Rampage vs. Tito”, the promotion announced today the signing of French heavyweight Cheick Kongo. The fan favorite is scheduled to make his debut this September for Bellator, and will be featured in the Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament.
The UFC 159 event took place from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday night. Jon Jones successfully defended his UFC light heavyweight title against Chael Sonnen with a first round TKO finish. However, there were three fighters that took home some extra cash for their efforts in the octagon.
The overhand right. Everybody knows that Roy Nelson possesses one of the best right hands in MMA and it usually only takes one to end a fight in his favor. Cheick Kongo found that out firsthand as he became the latest victim of “Big Country’s” right hand, as Nelson put the fight away with his favorite weapon at 2:03 of the opening round.
The UFC 159 event is set to take place on Saturday, April 27, from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The main event will consist of the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen. However, the main card will feature a heavyweight fight between top 1o heavyweight Roy Nelson and UFC veteran Cheick Kongo.