Cheick Kongo is now officially set to make his Bellator debut at the promotion’s 101st show in Portland. He’ll be facing 8-1 Mark Godbeer, who is likewise appearing in Bellator for the first time.
Kongo was previously a longtime UFC fighter, racking up a total of 18 fights in the organization. While he was never able to get close to a title, he picked up big wins against fighters like Mirko Filipović, Assuerio Silva, and Paul Buentello, and maintained a regular presence in the UFC for almost seven years. He currently holds a 18-8 record.
Bellator 101 will take place on September 27 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. It will feature the opening round of the next lightweight tournament, and will air live on Spike TV.
The current card is as follows:
Mark Godbeer vs. Cheick Kongo
Rich Clementi vs. Rob Sinclair
Saad Awad vs. Martin Stapleton
John Alessio vs. Will Brooks
Marcus Davis vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy
Marcin Held vs. Ricardo Tirloni
Tyson Jeffries vs. Joe Pacheco
Nathan Coy vs. Andy Uhrich
Peter Aspenwal vs. Jeremiah Riggs
Brent Primus vs. Scott Thometz
Brent Alvarez vs. Austin Springer