Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo Rematch Set For Bellator Paris Event In May

Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader will rematch Cheick Kongo in the promotion's return to Paris, France on May 6 at the Accor Arena.

The promotion officially announced the booking during the broadcast of Saturday night's Bellator 273 event, following Bader's unanimous decision victory over Valentin Moldavsky. The 38-year old reigning heavyweight champ is now 2-2-1 in his last five fights after beating Moldavsky and had his first meeting with Kongo back at Bellator 226 in September 2019 ruled a no-contest after an accidental eye poke ended the bout. The 46-year old Frenchman meanwhile is 9-1-1 in his last 11 outings and will try to build off of a second-round submission win over Sergei Kharitonov at Bellator 265.

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