Sep 07 2019
Saturday

SAP Center, San Jose, United States

Bellator 226
5 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
27-5-0
NC
NC
30-10-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Heavyweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
46
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 4" / 194 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
81.1" / 206 cm

Tape record

Form
27
Wins
30
12
By KO
15
44
KO%
50
3
By SUB
3
11
SUB%
10
5
Loses
10
3
Stopped
3
2
Tapped
1
0
Draws
2
2007
Debut
2001
32
Bouts
42
69
Rounds
92
4 hours, 41 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 44 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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Ryan Bader vs Cheick Kongo report

Who won Bader vs Kongo?

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This contest was for the Bellator heavyweight championship.

Bader vs Kongo stats

Ryan Bader stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Cheick Kongo made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 10 loses and 2 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggested Kongo had a slight advantage in power over Bader, with a 50% knock out percentage over Bader's 44%.

Ryan Bader was the younger man by 8 years, at 38 years old.

Kongo had a height advantage of 2 inches over Bader. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.

Bader was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 5 year and 9 months later than Kongo, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 78 to Kongo's 98.

Bader vs Kongo form

Bader had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 244 on 21st August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226 on 7th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.

Going into that contest, he had beat Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 214 on 26th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Los Angeles.

Before that, he had won against Matt Mitrione at Bellator 207 on 12th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.

He had beat Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 199 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.

Activity check

Bader's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Kongo's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.

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