Javy Ayala expects Vitaly Minakov fight to be 'fireworks'

Javy Ayala is coming off of the biggest win of his career, as he TKO’d Frank Mir back in December. Now, in the co-main event of Bellator 225 this weekend, he’s set to take on the former champion in Vitaly Minakov. Although Javy Ayala hasn’t fought since December, he isn’t worried about his layoff. Instead, […]

Bellator 216 Results: Cheick Kongo defeats Vitaly Minakov

A heavyweight rematch between Cheick Kongo and Vitaly Minakov took place on the main card of tonight’s Bellator 216 event in Uncasville, Connecticut. Minakov had previously defeated Kongo via unanimous decision back in 2014. Cheick Kongo (29-10-2 MMA) entered tonight’s contest on a seven-fight winning streak, his latest being a first-round knockout victory over Timothy […]

Report | Lawsuit filed against Ali Abdelaziz and Vitaly Minakov for breach of contract

Former Bellator heavyweight king, the unbeaten 21-0 Vitaly Minakov returns to the Bellator cage this Saturday night at Bellator 216 in Uncasville, Connecticut. However, he won’t be returning without some controversy following him. Minakov left the promotion in 2014 after defending the title against Cheick Kongo who he’ll be rematching in his return on Saturday. […]

Former heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov returns to Bellator

The Bellator heavyweight division is championless. But now the champ┬áthat never lost his crown is back to reclaim what has yet to be given to someone else. Bellator has only had three heavyweight champions in their history and they currently do not have one. This is the whole purpose for their big heavyweight Grand Prix […]

Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva to battle Vitaly Minakov in Russia

Despite being a tough 1-6-1 in his last 8 fights, former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva shows no signs of slowing down. Some five months removed from his corruption filled loss to Ivan Shtyrkov in Russia’s Titov Boxing Promotion, the Brazilian heavyweight will once again fight in the country, this time against former […]