Vitaly Minakov vs Cheick Kongo for Heavyweight Title Headlines Bellator 115

Vitaly Minakov

Vitaly Minakov

  • 13-0 MMA / 4-0 Bellator Record
  • 13 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Eddie Sanchez, Alexander Volkov, Ryan Martinez

Cheick Kongo

Cheick Kongo

  • 20-8-2 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Mirko Filipovic, Matt Mitrione, Pat Barry


Bellator 115

April 4th, 2014

Reno, Nevada

Reno Event Center


Vitaly Minakov became Bellator’s third heavyweight champion in promotional history, knocking out Alexander Volkov in the first round at Bellator 108. He’s a perfect 14-0 in his career, including his 2013 Summer Series tournament run with wins over Ron Sparks and Ryan Martinez. 

Former UFC heavyweight, Cheick Kongo earned a shot at a Bellator world title after winning season nine’s four-man tournament, with victories over Mark Godbeer and Peter Graham. The UFC and Cheick Kongo parted ways in April of last year despite Kongo’s respectable record of 11-5-1 within the promotion. 


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