202 Search Results for kongo

Aug 28, 2013 1:55 pm

Cheick Kongo Signs With Bellator, Will Compete In Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament

Bellator has been trying their hardest to gather momentum in the mixed martial arts world. After announcing their plans to embark in the pay per view market, it was confirmed that Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson would headline the promotion’s first PPV card. Bellator officials dropped another major announcement today as they revealed Cheick Kongo...

Jun 5, 2013 1:42 pm

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Says Kongo Not Signed Yet; Hints at UK TV Deal

Today Bellator and TNA Impact Wrestling held a press conference that featured Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, TNA CEO Dixie Carter, and the biggest addition to the Bellator roster to date, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. While BJPENN.com knows you all want to hear what “Rampage” had to say, we want to provide our faithful readers with the...

Jun 4, 2013 5:12 pm

Cheick Kongo Follows Rampage to Bellator FC

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s been a huge day for Bellator FC. Early this morning we found out that Quinton Jackson had inked a deal with the organization and shortly after rumors started circulating that former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo was working on a deal with the SPIKE TV based organization. Now, according to  MMA...

May 4, 2013 1:04 pm

Kongo Releases Statement: “I am on very good terms with” the UFC

Earlier this week the UFC removed long-time heavyweight fighter Cheick Kongo from their fighter roster on UFC.com. After seven-years with the promotion it appeared as if the French kick boxer had been released from his duties as a fighter for the promotion and the MMA world went into instant shock. Later it would be revealed that...


May 1, 2013 4:45 pm

Playing Matchmaker: Cheick Kongo’s First Fights Outside The UFC

It’s official: Cheick Kongo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are no longer affiliated with each other. After nearly seven years of working for the UFC and calling the octagon his home, Kongo is looking to pursue a career outside of Zuffa. Kongo’s first win over a big-name came after he defeated Mirko Cro Cop by...

May 1, 2013 3:33 pm

UPDATE: Kongo Leaves UFC On Own Terms, Will Continue Fighting Outside The Octagon

As it turns out, Cheick Kongo has decided to leave the UFC on his own terms. After a seven year, 18 fight stint in the organization, the veteran heavyweight has fulfilled the last fight on his current contract, and will not look to renew. According to a report by MMAFighting, Kongo’s long-time manager Anthony McGann...

May 1, 2013 10:29 am

Longtime Heavyweight Cheick Kongo Removed From UFC Roster

After competing under the UFC banner for seven-straight years it looks as if the French-born Cheick Kongo has been released by the promotion following his most recent defeat at the hands of Roy Nelson this past Saturday. Kongo’s profile was recently removed from the active roster at UFC.com which likely signifies the termination of his contract....

Jan 30, 2013 10:09 am

Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson added to UFC 159 | UFC News

UFC officials recently announced that a heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo (18-7-2 MMA, 11-5-1 UFC) and Roy Nelson (18-7 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has been added to the UFC 159 event scheduled for April 27. Kongo last saw action in July of 2012, where he scored a win over Shawn Jordan at UFC 149 in Calgary. With the win,...

Jun 17, 2012 1:41 pm

Shawn Jordan In For Big Nog Against Kongo At UFC 149 | UFC NEWS

In case you missed the news, former UFC interim heavyweight champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 149 appearance against Cheick Kongo. Still going through the rehabilitation process for his broken arm suffered at the hands of Frank Mir, the Brazilian fan favorite is unable to commit to the fight....

Jun 7, 2012 6:02 am

Roy Nelson Calls Out winner Of Kongo vs. Noguiera Fight | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Roy Nelson comments to Sherdog. In his last bout Nelson breezed through Dave Herman at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012, with a 51-second knockout. The win got him back on track after his defeat to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143, after the bout Nelson even contemplated moving down to 205. Fresh...

May 7, 2012 8:15 am

Nogueira On Kongo | "I believe I’m better than him, I have more weapons"

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in an interview with TATAME. Nogueira comments on his return from injury as well as his next opponent Cheick Kongo & appearing on the Brazilian version of ’Dancing With The Stars’ Firstly on his return from injury and does he currently have any physical limitations. “I don’t have any...

Apr 25, 2012 4:45 am

Big Nog vs. Kongo Added To UFC 149 | UFC NEWS

On the same day Dana White announced that Jose Aldo would likely be coming off the UFC 149 card in Calgary another addition to the card was reported in The Calgary Sun. The Nogueira vs Kongo bout was seemingly leaked to The Sun by anonymous sources and was further endorsed by UFC’s Canadian contingent on...

Feb 22, 2012 9:36 am

UFC 144 Pre-Fight Interview | Cheick Kongo | Wants Frank Mir Rematch

On the heels of his UFC 144 fight with Mark Hunt Cheick Kongo discusses his desire to rematch former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Mir and Kongo originally faced off at UFC 107 back in 2009 where it took Frank just over a minute to drop and choke Kongo Unconscious. Read More: Rampage Jackson (News),...

Feb 18, 2012 9:43 am

Quick Twitt | Tim Sylvia And Cheick Kongo Exchange Words

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia has been reaching out to MMA fans through YouTube as of late to try and use social networking to get back into the UFC. It hasn’t been working, which is why it would appear that he has moved to trying to pick fights. Cheick Kongo remains one of the...

Nov 21, 2011 8:43 am

UFC NEWS – Kongo vs. Hunt Rumored To Be In The Works For UFC 144 In Japan

Last week Cheick Kongo was rumored to have been offered a bout with Roy Nelson. However once Roy Nelson confirmed the bout himself via twitter the UFC quickly shot the possibility down and said they had other plans for Kongo. Now, the rumor floating around is that Kongo will now face fellow striker Mark Hunt...

Nov 17, 2011 9:49 am

UFC NEWS – Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo In The Works For UFC 143

A heavyweight bout that is sure to deliver fireworks is expected to go down next year at UFC 143. The relentless Roy Nelson and the hard hitting Cheick Kongo have reportedly accepted offers to face one another in February of 2012 in a bout that will get the winner one step closer to an eventual...

Nov 1, 2011 12:27 pm

Matt Mitrione Wishes He Would Have Fought Kongo Like Diaz Fought Penn

“It sucked. It was boring. I want to put on exciting fights. As soon as I watched it I thought, ‘That was exactly how I should have fought Cheick.’ Exactly how Nick Diaz fought B.J. is how I should have fought Cheick. Nick was aggressive and constantly threw punches at B.J. even if B.J. didn’t...

Oct 20, 2011 2:32 pm

VIDEO: Mitrione Ready To Beat Kongo In UFC 137 Co-Main Event

“I am most definitely willing to stand and bang with Cheick. Everybody says they’re not concerned about how quick my hands are, my athleticism or how fast I close distance, until I start to dot on them. And then they start to taste the iron and then their game plan changes. I will beat Cheick....