Cheick Kongo vs Mark Godbeer, Lavar Johnson vs Vinicius Queiroz Heavyweight Tourney Semifinals Join Bellator 102

Cheick Kongo


Cheick Kongo

  • 18-8-2 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic, Matt Mitrione, Pat Barry

Mark Godbeer


Mark Godbeer

  • 8-1 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • Won 8 of Last 9 Fights
  • Notable Wins:


Lavar Johnson


Lavar Johnson

  • 17-7 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Virgil Zwicker, Joey Beltran, Pat Barry

Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz


Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz

  • 6-3 MMA / 1-1 Bellator Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Mark Holata


Bellator 102

October 4th, 2013

Visalia, California

Visalia Convention Center


Prior to the Roy Nelson fight at UFC 159, Cheick Kongo was offered a new contract with the promotion but turned it down at the time. Nelson went on to knock out Cheick Kongo in just over two-minutes into the first round, and both the UFC and Kongo decided to part ways. He was 3-2 in his five fights, including victories over Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione, and Shawn Jordan.

UK Heavyweight, Mark Godbeer has been out of action since March of last year, when he earned a first round TKO victory over Catalin Zmarandescu at BAMMA 9. He’s amassed an 8-1 record inside the cage since 2009, with all eight victories coming by way of stoppages (6 KO/TKO, 2 Submission).

Lavar Johnson was released from his UFC contract in February following back-to-back losses against Stefan Struve and Brendan Schaub. Johnson was apart of the UFC/Strikeforce merger, and began his UFC career with two-straight knockout victories over Joey Beltran and Pat Barry.

Vinicius Queiroz was eliminated in the semifinals of season seven’s heavyweight tournament, suffering a first round TKO loss to eventual tournament winner and newly-crowned champion, Alexander Volkov. Queiroz earned a spot in the semis with a first round submission victory over Mark Holata in the tournament’s opening round.


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