King Mo, Bader, Kongo, and Fitch all made six figures for Bellator 199

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It’s not a bad day for fighters who are making six figures for their fights. That’s what guys like King Mo, Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo and Jon Fitch all pulled down for their work at Bellator 199. Reported by Shaun Al-Shatti at MMAFighting, these are the disclosed payouts for the fighters on the televised Bellator … Read moreKing Mo, Bader, Kongo, and Fitch all made six figures for Bellator 199

Slow motion shot of Cheick Kongo knocking out Javy Ayala

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Cheick Kongo lands the short counter-left and that’s a wrap!

Tonight at Bellator 199, Cheick Kongo and Javy Ayala were on the bill and Cheick didn’t let the fans down. He landed a picture-perfect counter left hand that dropped Ayala in the first round, earning the TKO victory.

The win is sixth in a row for Kongo who now sports a record of 28-10 and moves up another notch in the Bellator Heavyweight rankings. With this win, he could find himself in a fight with whoever wins the Bellator HW Grand Prix. The short left is perfect, see for yourself.

Thanks to Combat Docket for posting the video.

The Bottom Line. Bellator 172 Thomson vs. Freire fighter payouts

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Bellator 172 lost their main event, but those on the card did their best. Here’s what they made as a result of their hard work. Bellator 172 will always go down in history as the event that lost its main event just hours before it was set to take place.  An unfortunate medical condition took … Read moreThe Bottom Line. Bellator 172 Thomson vs. Freire fighter payouts

Bellator 172 Post-Fight Press Conference. With Scott Coker, Fedor Emelianenko.

Bellator 172 Post-Fight Press Conference. With Scott Coker, Fedor Emelianenko.

The biggest news to come out of Bellator 172 was not the fights that took place, rather the one that didn’t. Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Mitrione was scrapped just hours before Bellator 172 main even began. Mitrione fell ill with kidney stones and Scott Coker decided to pull the plug at the eleventh hour.

Fedor and Scott Coker fielded questions before any questions were asked to the fighters. As always, Emelianenko was his usual stoic self. You wouldn’t know if he was disappointed, happy, or thrilled that he didn’t get a chance to fight this evening.

Coker announced that Fedor’s sweater would be up for auction, with proceeds going to a non-profit organization that will be designated at a later date.

About halfway through the video; Josh Thomson, Patricky Freire, Cheick Kongo, Anatoly Tokov, and Mauricio Alonso all show up to answer questions.

Patricky “Pitbull” Freire finishes Josh Thomson in the 2nd – Bellator 172

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The main card lost the main event hours before it started, yet the show must go on Oh what could have been. Fedor Emelianenko was supposed to make his return to the cage on American soil tonight, however, Matt Mitrione was sidelined with kidney stones, and it wasn’t to be.  That said, Bellator had a … Read morePatricky “Pitbull” Freire finishes Josh Thomson in the 2nd – Bellator 172

Check out the live Bellator 172 ceremonial weigh ins at 5PM PST

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Watch the live Bellator 172 Ceremonial weigh ins live here The fighters will be stepping on the scales, and facing off live at 5:00 PM PST.  The official weigh ins took place this morning, and all main card fighters made weight without issue.  You’ll be able to watch the live ceremonial weigh ins and face … Read moreCheck out the live Bellator 172 ceremonial weigh ins at 5PM PST

Bellator 172 Fighters step on the scales and weigh in

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There are 16 fights official now after the fighters stepped on the scale There fighters all weighed in this morning for their official Bellator 172 weigh ins, and everyone on the main card made weight without a hiccup.  Fedor tipped the scales at 236, which is right around his average weight for fights. Mitrione came … Read moreBellator 172 Fighters step on the scales and weigh in

Bellator 172 Predictions – Will Fedor’s return to American soil be successful?

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Here’s who I believe will have their hands raised at Bellator 172 Tomorrow night the fighters will step into the cage and test their skills against each other. Months of training, diet and time away from their families will lead up to a clash of combat.  Fans of the sport will never fully understand what … Read moreBellator 172 Predictions – Will Fedor’s return to American soil be successful?

Bellator 172 Fight Week Video #1 of Fedor Emelianenko

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The Last Emperor Fedor Emelianenko is on American soil for a fight, rejoice. We’re two days away from Bellator 172 and the return of Fedor Emelianenko fighting on American Soil. His upcoming bout with Matt Mitrione is surely not to be missed.  If you’re like me however, you’ll watch anything involving Fedor.  With that in … Read moreBellator 172 Fight Week Video #1 of Fedor Emelianenko

“Heavy” weekend of MMA is headed our way as the big boys are front and center

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People love the heavyweights, and this weekend, they’re on display MMA is a speed sport by and large. The fighters utilize hand speed, head movement, footwork, takedowns and scrambles to make their game plans come to pass. Yet, people absolutely love the heavyweights. The big, plodding, plundering behemoths bring the fans to their feet.  If … Read more“Heavy” weekend of MMA is headed our way as the big boys are front and center

Josh Koscheck to make Bellator debut at Bellator 172 in San Jose

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Josh Koscheck hasn’t been in a cage in nearly two years, that changes in three weeks Josh Koscheck (17-10)* is one of the few remaining combatants from The Ultimate Fighter’s first season that are still active.  He hasn’t competed in nearly two years, but he’s been added to the February 18th Bellator 172 card. Josh … Read moreJosh Koscheck to make Bellator debut at Bellator 172 in San Jose

Co-Main event named for Bellator 172 Mitrione/Emelianenko

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Bellator announced tonight at Bellator 171 who will be co-main event at Bellator 172 We already know that February 18th, marks the return of Fedor Emelianenko to American soil.  He will go one on one with Matt Mitrione at Bellator 172 live from San Jose, CA.  Emelianenko (36-4) is widely considered the greatest of all … Read moreCo-Main event named for Bellator 172 Mitrione/Emelianenko

Free Agency could be a major factor in 2017 in Mixed Martial Arts

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MMA Free Agency Could be a Major Factor in 2017 Free Agency in MMA in 2017 is something to keep an eye on.  We could see fighters like Ryan Bader, Lorenz Larkin, Tim Kennedy among others move to new promotions. Once upon a time, as a mixed martial artist, the UFC was the premiere destination. … Read moreFree Agency could be a major factor in 2017 in Mixed Martial Arts