Heavy hitters throwing leather this weekend at Bellator 215 and 216.
Cheick Kongo may have very well earned himself a Heavyweight Championship fight with Ryan Bader after a controversial unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten former champ Vitaly Minakov. The fight was underwhelming with short bursts of excitement, but had media and the audience scoring the fight right down the middle. Kongo has now won eight fights in a row, and ten of his last eleven, and technically avenges his 2014 title fight loss to Minakov, which was equally terrible
Things didn't get much better for the rematch between Mirko CroCop and Roy Nelson. After three rounds of (kind of) action, CroCop walked away with a unanimous decision win, to the surprise of a Roy Nelson. This clears the way for a way bigger potential rematch, pitting CroCop against old foe Fedor Emelianenko.
The night prior at Bellator 215, Matt Mitrione's self professed "superfight" with Sergei Kharitonov unsurprisingly wasn't. The bout ended in a no contest shortly after it started due to a groin shot from Mitrione that rendered Kharitonov unable to continue.
Elsewhere this weekend, heavyweight prospect Tyrell Fortune continued his undefeated career at Bellator 216 with a first round TKO over Ryan Pokryfky, while Steve Mowry defeated Darion Abbey at Bellator 215.
You can see our Bellator 216 coverage at this link, and Bellator 215 coverage at this link. Our Bellator weekend recap can be viewed here, and we'll also review the weekend's shows on the Fightful MMA Podcast Tuesday at 2 PM EST.