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Bellator 115 Results: Kongo Denied Championship

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Vitaly Minakov controlled the action and retained his Bellator heavyweight title Friday night at Bellator 115 with a decision victory over Cheick Kongo.

Minakov picked up 48-46, 48-46 and 48-46 decisions on the scorecards in his first title defense, improving to 14-0 overall. The loss dropped Kongo to 20-9-2.

The main card was decimated by weight issues earlier in the week, as two tournament semifinal bouts were scrapped.

Complete results can be found below:

Vitaly Minakov def. Cheick Kongo via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) to defend his Bellator heavyweight championship

Herman Terrado vs. Justin Baesman was declared a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Kelly Anundson def. Volkan Oezdemir via submission (cross-face crank) at 3:19 of Round 2

Mikkel Parlo def. Johnny Cisneros via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rudy Morales def. Jimmy Jones via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 28-29)

Rick Reeves def. James Terry via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Freddie Aquitania def. Josh Appelt via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sinjen Smith def. Jason Powell via submission (armbar) at 1:52 of Round 1

Benito Lopez def. Oscar Ramirez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

2 COMMENTS
  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Very sloppy fight..but a win is a win..congratulations goes to my Russian counterpart

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Minakov handled Kongo with ease, but what the hell was up with Herb Dean in that fight, Minakov hit one low blow and he lost a point, Kongo got warned exactly 6 times for holding the shorts and not one point was taken from him?

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