The 265-Pound Belt Fight Between Ryan Bader And Cheick Kongo Ruled Ends Without A Winner Because Of An Accidental Eye Poke!
Bellator 226 is going down live tonight (Saturday, September 7, 2019) from SAP Center in San Jose, California.
The two-division champion and self-proclaimed best 265-pound fighter in the world Ryan “Dart” Bader is putting his Heavyweight belt on the line against the former UFC fighter and Kyokushin Karate black belt Cheick Kongo.
The referee is Mike Beltran. Kongo sports blue gloves and black trunks tonight, while champ-champ is in red gloves and black trunks. The title bout is underway.
Ryan Bader connects with a devastating left hook 13 seconds after the beginning of the match. Kongo goes for a takedown, stuffed by champ-champ. Kongo is fighting against the cage, Bader is trying to take him down.
Good takedown by Ryan!
Bader is trying to mount his foe. Full mount for Ryan Bader, Kongo is in big trouble at the moment. Cheick is trying to use the fence to get up, and now Beltran yells not to touch the fence. Oh, Beltran stopped it at 3:50, it seems it was an eye poke from Bader. Kongo cannot continue the bout is ruled a no contest!
Here are the highlights:
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Final Result: Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo ruled a no contest because of an accidental eye poke (round 1, 3:50)
Bader’s score is now 27-5, 1 NC MMA, 5-0, 1 NC BMMA, Cheick Kongo’s score is 30-10-2, 1 NC MMA, 12-2, 1 NC BMMA.