Pros react to Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226

By Chris Taylor - September 7, 2019

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

Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo, Bellator 226

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

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

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

Tonight’s Bellator heavyweight title tilt was being dominated by Ryan Bader in the early moments before an accidental eye poke resulted in the fight being called off. Due to the nature of the incident the bout was ruled a no-contest.

Check out how the pros reacted to the Bellator 226 main event below:

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

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