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Cheick Kongo Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 31-12-2 NC(1)

Born to a Burkinabé father and a Congolese mother, Kongo began training in martial arts when he was 5 years old, learning Kendo and Karate. As he grew older, he had already received black belt from both styles and began to expand his repertoire and trained in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Savate and Greco-Roman Wrestling at age of 19. At age 23, he studied Pencak Silat, an Indonesian martial art, and was coached by Charles Joussot and Franck Ropers, men who brought silat to France. They taught Kongo the Pencak Silat style of Setia Hati Terate. He is also a cousin of rugby star Fulgence Ouedraogo, the French back-rower. Cheick is also a columnist for the French MMA magazine, Top Fight.

Last Fight: Ryan Bader
Age: 47
Height 6'4"
Weight 242 lbs
Nick Name: N/A
Nationality: France
Association: Kongo Smashin' Club
31 Wins
KO / TKO
15
48%
Submission
5
16%
Decisions
12
38%
12 Losses
KO / TKO
3
25%
Submission
1
8%
Decisions
8
66%

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Reach 81 in (206 cm)
Stance Orthodox
Team Kongo Smashin' Club Wolfslair MMA Academy Huntington Beach Training Center
Rank Black belt in Kyokushin Karate Black belt in Kendo Brown belt in Pencak Silat Setia Hati Terate
Years active 2001–present (MMA)

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Cheick Kongo next fight?
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Cheick Kongo last fight?
Cheick Kongo lost his last fight against Ryan Bader by Decision (Unanimous) on May. 06, 2022 at Bellator 280 - Bader vs. Kongo 2.
Is Cheick Kongo retired?
Cheick Kongo last fought Ryan Bader 13 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Cheick Kongo?
Cheick Kongo has a 72% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 68% of his fights.
Out of the 29 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -269 favorite, and out of 20 favored matches, he has won 80% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 9 matches, with a win rate of 55% and an odds average of +191.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 29 of Cheick Kongo betting fights, you would have made $827.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $1381.
Where is Cheick Kongo from?
Cheick Kongo is from Paris, France.
Has Cheick Kongo ever been knocked out?
Cheick Kongo has lost 3 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by KO (Punches) from Roy Nelson on Apr. 27, 2013 at UFC 159 - Jones vs. Sonnen
How long has Cheick Kongo been fighting?
Cheick Kongo has been fighting for a period of 20 years 9 months and 27 days, his first fight was on Jun. 10, 2001 at Rings Holland - No Guts, No Glory. He has accumalated roughly 7 hours, 37 minutes and 57 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Ryan Bader Bellator 280 - Bader vs. Kongo 2
May/06/2022
Decision (Unanimous) Jacob Montalvo 5 5:00
win Sergei Kharitonov Bellator 265 - Kongo vs. Kharitonov
Aug/20/2021
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Mike Beltran 2 4:59
loss Tim Johnson Bellator 248 - Kongo vs. Johnson 2
Oct/10/2020
Decision (Split) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
NC Ryan Bader Bellator 226 - Bader vs. Kongo
Sep/07/2019
No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke) Mike Beltran 1 3:52
win Vitaly Minakov Bellator 216 - MVP vs. Daley
Feb/16/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Todd Anderson 3 5:00
win Tim Johnson Bellator 208 - Fedor vs. Sonnen
Oct/13/2018
KO (Punches) Todd Anderson 1 1:08
win Javy Ayala Bellator 199 - Bader vs. King Mo
May/12/2018
KO (Punches) Josh Rosenthal 1 2:29
win Augusto Sakai Bellator 179 - Daley vs. MacDonald
May/19/2017
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Oli Thompson Bellator 172 - Thomson vs. Pitbull
Feb/18/2017
Decision (Unanimous) Mike Beltran 3 5:00
win Tony Johnson Bellator 161 - Kongo vs. Johnson
Sep/16/2016
Decision (Majority) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz Bellator 150 - Kongo vs. Spartan
Feb/26/2016
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Alexander Volkov Bellator 139 - Kongo vs. Volkov
Jun/26/2015
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
loss Muhammed Lawal Bellator 134 - British Invasion
Feb/27/2015
Decision (Split) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Lavar Johnson Bellator MMA - Bellator 123
Sep/05/2014
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Todd Anderson 1 3:27
win Eric Smith Bellator MMA - Bellator 120
May/17/2014
TKO (Knees and Punches) John McCarthy 2 4:35
loss Vitaly Minakov Bellator MMA - Bellator 115
Apr/04/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Peter Graham Bellator MMA - Bellator 107
Nov/08/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Kerry Hatley 3 5:00
win Mark Godbeer Bellator MMA - Bellator 102
Oct/04/2013
TKO (Knees and Punches) John McCarthy 2 2:04
loss Roy Nelson UFC 159 - Jones vs. Sonnen
Apr/27/2013
KO (Punches) Kevin Mulhall 1 2:03
win Shawn Jordan UFC 149 - Faber vs. Barao
Jul/21/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
loss Mark Hunt UFC 144 - Edgar vs. Henderson
Feb/26/2012
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 1 2:11
win Matt Mitrione UFC 137 - Penn vs. Diaz
Oct/29/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Pat Barry UFC Live 4 - Kongo vs. Barry
Jun/26/2011
KO (Punch) Dan Miragliotta 1 2:39
draw Travis Browne UFC 120 - Bisping vs. Akiyama
Oct/16/2010
Draw (Unanimous) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
win Paul Buentello UFC Live 1 - Vera vs. Jones
Mar/21/2010
TKO (Submission to Elbows to the Body) Herb Dean 3 1:16
loss Frank Mir UFC 107 - Penn vs. Sanchez
Dec/12/2009
Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) Herb Dean 1 1:12
loss Cain Velasquez UFC 99 - The Comeback
Jun/13/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Antoni Hardonk UFC 97 - Redemption
Apr/18/2009
TKO (Punches) Yves Lavigne 2 2:29
win Mostapha Al-Turk UFC 92 - The Ultimate 2008
Dec/27/2008
TKO (Elbows and Punches) Steve Mazzagatti 1 4:37
win Dan Evensen UFC 87 - Seek and Destroy
Aug/09/2008
TKO (Punches) Yves Lavigne 1 4:55
loss Heath Herring UFC 82 - Pride of a Champion
Mar/01/2008
Decision (Split) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Mirko Filipovic UFC 75 - Champion vs. Champion
Sep/08/2007
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Assuerio Silva UFC 70 - Nations Collide
Apr/21/2007
Decision (Majority) Mario Yamasaki 3 5:00
loss Carmelo Marrero UFC 64 - Unstoppable
Oct/14/2006
Decision (Split) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
win Christian Wellisch UFC 62 - Liddell vs. Sobral
Aug/26/2006
KO (Knee) Mario Yamasaki 1 2:51
win Gilbert Aldana UFC 61 - Bitter Rivals
Jul/08/2006
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Yves Lavigne 1 4:13
win Dave Dalgliesh Rings Holland - Men of Honor
Dec/11/2005
TKO (Punches) 2 N/A
win Gabor Nemeth KOTR - King of the Ring
Jun/04/2005
KO (Punches) 2 N/A
loss Gilbert Yvel It's Showtime - Amsterdam Arena
May/20/2004
TKO (Punches) 2 4:42
win Joop Kasteel Rings Holland - World's Greatest
Apr/04/2004
KO (Punch) 1 4:31
win Dave Vader Rings Holland - The Untouchables
Sep/27/2003
Decision (Unanimous) 3 2:00
win Hans Nijman It's Showtime - Amsterdam Arena
Jun/08/2003
Submission (Armbar) 2 0:59
draw Michael Knaap It's Showtime - As Usual
Sep/29/2002
Draw 2 5:00
loss Rodney Glunder Rings Holland - Saved by the Bell
Jun/02/2002
Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
win Dave van der Veen Rings Holland - Some Like It Hard
Dec/02/2001
TKO (Punches) 2 1:25
win Andre Tete Rings Holland - No Guts, No Glory
Jun/10/2001
Submission (Heel Hook) 1 3:20