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)