In the Bellator 107 main event, heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Peter Graham clashed in the season 9 tournament final.
The first round opened with a series of leg kicks from Graham. Kongo replies by pushing the action, landing combinations and knees from the clinch. Graham looked a little outmatched on his feet, and opted to press Kongo up against the cage as the round draws to a close.
Kongo pushed the tempo as the second round began, cutting Graham early. Graham looked for an answer in the clinch, but seemed to be struggling to match Kongo’s pace. By the end of the second round, Graham look entirely exhausted, with Kongo hammering him against the fence with knees. Kongo finishes the round with a takedown, doing some damage from the half guard.
Both fighters looked winded as the third round began. A few exchanges on their feet led to Kongo finding a takdown. He subsequently took full mount and bloodied Graham with a big elbow. Graham gave up his back, but managed to use the space to escape to his feet. With just a minute to go in the final round, Kongo lands another takedown, holding Graham in half guard as the final seconds count down.
All three judges scored the bout 30-27, giving Cheick Kongo the unanimous decision victory over Peter Graham.