• Sat, Sep 7, 2019

Ryan Bader will meet Cheick Kongo for Bellator MMA title in a 5-round heavyweight fight on Saturday, September 7 at the SAP Center, San Jose.

Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo
Ryan Bader
Ryan Bader
Cheick Kongo
Cheick Kongo
Country USAUSA FranceFrance
Age 36 age 44 age
Height 6′ 2″ (188 cm) 6′ 4″ (193 cm)
Reach 74″ (188 cm) 82″ (208 cm)
Division heavyweight (265 lbs) heavyweight (265 lbs)
Stance orthodox orthodox
Bellator MMA heavyweight

Bellator MMA light heavyweight
Record 27 - 5 - 0
(12 KOs)
30 - 10 - 2
(15 KOs)
KO% 44% 50%
Result: no contests.

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, September 7 at 4:30 p.m.


The MMA match will be held at the SAP Center, San Jose.

Live Broadcast

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Who is fighting on the undercard on Sat, Sep 7, 2019?

Division Fighter №1 Fighter №2 Notes
heavyweight (265 lbs) Ryan Bader Cheick Kongo For Bellator MMA title
lightweight (155 lbs) Daniel Straus Derek Campos
featherweight (145 lbs) Pat Curran Ádám Borics
featherweight (145 lbs) Emmanuel Sanchez Ty-wan Claxton
featherweight (145 lbs) Sam Sicilia Pedro Carvalho
featherweight (145 lbs) Gaston Bolanos Daniel Carey
middleweight (185 lbs) Ivan Batinich Daniel Compton
lightweight (155 lbs) Chris Gonzalez Luis Vargas
lightweight (155 lbs) Jake Smith Adam Piccolotti
featherweight (145 lbs) Hyder Amil Ignacio Ortiz
middleweight (185 lbs) Cornelius Savage Evan Gubera
bantamweight (135 lbs) Cass Bell Isaiah Rocha
women's featherweight Amber Leibrock Jessica Borga
middleweight (185 lbs) Favian Gutierrez Alan Benson
flyweight (125 lbs) Daniel Gonzalez Jon Adams
lightweight (155 lbs) James Terry Batsumberel Dagvadorj
featherweight (145 lbs) Peter Ishiguro Elias Anderson
featherweight (145 lbs) Ashleigh Grimshaw John Macapá
welterweight (170 lbs) Abraham Vaesau Renato Alves
middleweight (185 lbs) Albert Gonzales Tyson Miller
Ryan «Darth» Bader

Ryan «Darth» Bader

Ryan Bader is a American professional mixed martial artist.

MMA record

  • Total fights: 32
  • Wins: 27
  • Wins by KO: 12
  • Wins by subm: 3
  • Wins by dec: 12
  • Losses: 5
  • Losses by KO: 3
  • Losses by subm: 2
  • Losses by dec: 0
  • Draws: 0
Cheick Kongo

Nothing to prove. Just take back what they stole from me.

- Cheick Kongo,
former kickboxer

Ryan «Darth» Bader Highlights

Cheick Kongo

Cheick Kongo

Cheick Kongo is a French professional mixed martial artist.

MMA record

  • Total fights: 42
  • Wins: 30
  • Wins by KO: 15
  • Wins by subm: 3
  • Wins by dec: 12
  • Losses: 10
  • Losses by KO: 3
  • Losses by subm: 1
  • Losses by dec: 6
  • Draws: 2
Ryan Bader

Motivation has never been problem with me in my career. I don’t need motivation. When there’s a guy across the way that wants to kick your ass, I’m going to train my butt off, go in there, 100% dedication, body, mind, go in there and do what I need to do.
Every fight you go out there, it’s going to be tough. There’s no gimmies in this sport. Kongo is obviously won those fights for a reason. He just beat a tough, tough guy who held the heavyweight belt prior.

- Ryan Bader,
Bellator MMA heavyweight champion

Cheick Kongo Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Bader to win: 2/5
  • Kongo to win: 15/8
  • Draw: 50/1


Egor Tatishev
Who will win: Bader or Kongo?

Ryan Bader is younger than Kongo, he is 36 years old. A good fighter with 12 victories by knockout. He won the last 7 fights, in his last fight he knocked out Fedor Emelianenko in the first round.
Kongo is 8 years older than Bader. But he is taller and has long arms. Can hit well, won 15 fights by knockout. Did not lose in the last 8 battles.
Bader has no choice but to get closer. Otherwise, he does not have so many chances against the long arms and powerful legs of the former kickboxer.

Champion Bader will defeat Kongo due to his youth and stamina.

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sports editor

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