Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Kongo vs Kharitonov?
Cheick Kongo beat Sergei Kharitonov by submission in the 2nd round, during the main event of Bellator 265, on Friday 20th August 2021 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Kongo vs Kharitonov stats
Cheick Kongo stepped 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 made 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 suggested Kharitonov had advantage in power over Kongo, with a 67% knock out percentage over Kongo's 50%.
Cheick Kongo was the older man by 5 years, at 47 years old.
Kongo had 7-inch reach advantage.
Kongo was 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 had fought 50 more professional rounds, 103 to Kharitonov's 53.
Kongo's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Kharitonov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.