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Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Kongo vs Kharitonov?
Cheick Kongo will square off against Sergei Kharitonov, as the main event of Bellator 265, on Friday 20th August 2021 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there is no weight limit.
Kongo vs Kharitonov stats
Cheick Kongo steps into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 11 loses and 2 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Sergei Kharitonov will make his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Kharitonov has advantage in power over Kongo, with a 67% knock out percentage over Kongo's 50%.
Cheick Kongo is the older man by 6 years, at 46 years old.
Kongo has 7-inch reach advantage.
Kongo is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 9 months later than Kharitonov, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He has fought 45 more professional rounds, 96 to Kharitonov's 51.
Kongo vs Kharitonov form
Kongo has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Timothy Johnson at Bellator 248 on 10th October 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he lost to Ryan Bader at Bellator 226 on 7th September 2019 by split decision in the 1st round in their Bellator Heavyweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 216 on 16th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had beat Timothy Johnson at Bellator 208 on 13th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
He had defeated Javy Ayala at Bellator 199 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.
Kongo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Kharitonov's last 4 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.5 rounds on average.
Kongo vs Kharitonov US streams
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Showtime via Hula
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