Cheick Kongo finally had the chance to compete in his native Paris, France and it did not go his way.
Timothy Johnson was awarded the split decision in a rather bland three-round heavyweight. You can take a look at the two-fight highlights below, including the scrap between Saul Rogers and Arbi Mezhidov.
Timothy Johnson def. Cheick Kongo by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kongo and Johnson exchanged clinch positions and plodding strikes for most of the fight. Afterwards, Johnson admitted it could have gone either way and Kongo expressed disappointment with the situation.
.@Kongo4Real was letting his hands go to close out round 2️⃣.— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) October 10, 2020
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.@TBearTim dropped some serious --s but @Kongo4Real weathered the barrage.— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) October 10, 2020
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Saul Rogers def. Arbi Mezhidov by submission via rear-naked choke (4:38, R1)
Rogers made short work of Mezhidov, refusing to let the fight go beyond the first round.