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Bellator 226 Results: Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo ends in a no-contest

Ryan Bader puts his heavyweight title on the line against Cheick Kongo in the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 226 event in San Jose.

Bader (27-5 MMA) captured the promotions vacant heavyweight title this past January at Bellator 214, defeating MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko by first round knockout.

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‘Darth’ will enter tonight’s Bellator 226 main event on a seven-fight win streak, which includes victories over Ilir Latifi, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Linton Vassell, Mo Lawal and Matt Mitrione.

Meanwhile, Cheick Kongo (30-10-2 MMA) will enter tonight’s championship contest on an eight-fight winning streak, his latest being a decision victory over Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 216.

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Tonight’s Bellator 226 main event unfortunately ended due to an accidental eye poke from the current champion. The fight was waved off and subsequently ruled a no-contest. Prior to the fight-ending strike, Ryan Bader was getting the better of Cheick Kongo. Upon replay, it appeared that it was actually a punch that caused the damage, but nonetheless this is a no-contest. Let’s see if an immediate rematch is booked by the promotion.

Official Bellator 226 Result: Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo ends in a no-contest

Get all of the Bellator 226 Results below:

Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo — Ends in a no-contest (eye poke?)
Daniel Straus vs. Derek Campos — Campos def. Straus via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25 x2)
Pat Curran vs. Adam Borics — Borics def. Curran via TKO at 4:59 of Round 2
Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Tywan Claxton — Sanchez def. Claxton via submission (triangle) at 4:11 of Round 2
Sam Sicilia vs. Pedro Carvalho — Carvalho def. Sicilia via submission (neck crank) at 1:26 of Round 2

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Gaston Bolanos vs. Daniel Carey — Carey def. Bolanos via submission (guillotine) at 4:19 of Round 1
John Teixeira vs. Ashleigh Grimshaw — Teixeira def. Grimshaw via TKO (doctor/corner) at 5:00 of Round 2
Christopher Gonzalez vs. Luis Vargas — Gonzalez def. Vargas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Cass Bell vs. Isaiah Rocha — Bell def. Rocha via submission (guillotine) at 1:21 of Round 1
Amber Leibrock vs. Jessica Borga — Borga def. Leibrock via submission (armbar) at 4:45 Round 1
James Terry vs. Batsumberel Dagvadorj — Dagvadorj def. Terry via submission (bulldog choke) at 2:43 of Round 1
Adam Piccolotti vs. Jacob Smith — Piccolotti def. Smith via submission (RNC) at 2:34 of Round 2
Hyder Amil vs. Ignacio Ortiz — Amil def. Ortiz via split decision (28-29, 29-28 X2)
Abraham Vaesau vs. Renato Alves — Alves def. Vaesau via submission (RNC) at 3:36 of Round 3

Would you like to see a rematch of tonight’s Bellator 226 event in San Jose? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!

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