Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Kongo vs Minakov?
Cheick Kongo beat Vitaly Minakov by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of Bellator 216, on Saturday 16th February 2019 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
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 Minakov stats
Cheick Kongo stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 10 loses and 2 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Vitaly Minakov made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Minakov had a slight advantage in power over Kongo, with a 57% knock out percentage over Kongo's 52%.
Cheick Kongo was the older man by 10 years, at 46 years old.
Kongo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Minakov. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Kongo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 8 years and 10 months earlier than Minakov, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 59 more professional rounds, 98 to Minakov's 39.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vitaly Minakov had been fighting more than Cheick Kongo.
Going to this contest, Cheick Kongo had last fought 3 years, 4 months and 5 days ago, while Vitaly Minakov's last outing had been 2 years, 7 months and 1 day ago.