Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Kongo vs Johnson?
Cheick Kongo beat Timothy Johnson by , during the main card of Bellator 208, on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Cheick Kongo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Kongo vs Johnson stats
Cheick Kongo stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 10 loses and 2 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Timothy Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Kongo had a slight advantage in power over Johnson, with a 50% knock out percentage over Johnson's 42%.
Cheick Kongo was the older man by 10 years, at 46 years old.
Kongo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Johnson. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Kongo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 24 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 9 years and 4 months earlier than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 57 more professional rounds, 98 to Johnson's 41.
Kongo vs Johnson form
Johnson had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Cheick Kongo at Bellator 248 on 10th October 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had defeated Matt Mitrione at Bellator 243 on 7th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 239 on 21st February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at WinStar World Casino, Thackerville.
Before that, he had been beaten by Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 225 on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport.
He had lost to Cheick Kongo at Bellator 208 on 13th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.