Alexander Volkov vs Cheick Kongo
June 26th sees Russian former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov vs Cheick Kongo.
The 6’7 heavy hitting Volkov, also known as Drago, is set to bring a powerful striking game to title hungry Cheick Kongo. With the weigh-in complete, Volkov weighing in at a lean 242.2 pounds and Kongo at 238.6, the stage is set at Bellator 139.
The winner of Volkov and Kongo potentially deciding the #1 contender spot to challenge current heavyweight title holder Vitaly Minakov, who has defeated both potential challengers in previous bouts.
Despite having held the Bellator heavyweight belt previously, Volkov will be challenged by the very athletic and experienced Cheick Kongo. Kongo, having 18 UFC heavyweight bouts on his record is a well decorated MMA fighter who has fought some incredibly tough opponents, including Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, Mark Hunt and Matt Mitrione to name a few.
Bellator 139 main event will be on Spike TV from 21:00 this Friday and prelims available to be streamed from Spike from 19:00 ET.