Heavyweight Cheick Kongo signs with Bellator MMA, joins Season 9 tourney field
Bellator MMA has a new (but familiar) addition to its heavyweight division: longtime UFC fighter Cheick Kongo.
Bellator officials today announced the signing, though terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Although an exact debut date hasn't been announced, he's joined the organization's Season 9 heavyweight tournament, which kicks is expected to kick off in September. However, in a prepared statement, Kongo (18-8-2 MMA, 11-6-1 UFC), suggested he'll debut instead in October.
Josh Barnett Ready to Make the First Defense of the UFC Title He Won a Decade Ago
Josh Barnett will be returning to the UFC after an 11-year absence to take on fellow former heavyweight champion Frank Mir in Milwaukee on Saturday night.
With nine wins in his last ten fights, Barnett is clearly still a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division. More than that, he believes he is still the champion because he hasn’t lost a fight in the Octagon since winning the title at UFC 36...
UFC Fight Night 27 preview: 40 pre-fight facts for 'Condit vs. Kampmann 2'
The UFC returns to the Midwest on Wednesday as "UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2" takes place from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
It has been nearly three years since the organization visited Indiana, and it has put together a solid fight to entertain the MMA-thirsty fans in the region.
For the first time since Fabricio Werdum faced Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC on FUEL TV 10 earlier this year, a non-title rematch will headline an event as ranked welterweights Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann will mix it up for a second time more than four years after their initial meeting...
Ryan LaFlare vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio added to November's UFC Fight Night 32
"The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2" finalist Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) makes his official UFC debut in November, as he meets Ryan LaFlare (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 32.
The new booking was first reported by Combate, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed that both fighters have agreed to the contest. UFC execs have yet to officially announce the matchup.