BELLATOR 226: BADER VS. KONGO
SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 SAP CENTER, SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
Two-division champion Ryan Bader (27-5) will make the main safeguard of his Bellator heavyweight world title against French-conceived slugger Cheick Kongo (30-10-2) when Bellator comes back to SAP Center at San Jose on Saturday, September 7.
Likewise, Bellator will formally dispatch its Featherweight World Grand Prix highlighting 16 of the best 145-pound contenders in MMA, with the whole excellent prix spilling solely on DAZN. More subtleties on the excellent prix, including members and matchups, just as extra Bellator 226 sessions, will be declared in the coming weeks.
Bellator 226: Bader versus Kongo will stream live solely on DAZN at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, while fundamental activity will stream on Bellator.com, DAZN and all around on the Bellator Mobile App.
A selective online presale for this occasion happens Wednesday, July 17 through Thursday, July 18, with tickets going at a bargain to the overall population Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be accessible at the ThreatMetrix Ticket Office at SAP Center at San Jose, just as Ticketmaster.com and Bellator.com.
A victor of his last seven battles at both heavyweight and light heavyweight, Bellator’s two-division champion Ryan Bader will make his first heavyweight title protection since vanquishing “Lord Mo” Lawal, Matt Mitrione and Fedor Emelianenko in a year ago’s Heavyweight World Grand Prix. Battling out of Chandler, Ariz., the previous double cross NCAA Division I All-American wrestler from Arizona State University started his expert vocation by winning season eight of The Ultimate Fighter. “Darth” proceeded with his way of strength by gathering triumphs over a portion of the 205-pound division’s top ability, including prevails upon previous title holders “Frenzy” Jackson, Rashad Evans, Phil Davis (x2) and Rafael “Feijão” Cavalcante, just as Ovince Saint Preux and Vinny Magalhães, before marking with Bellator in 2017.
Since joining Bellator in 2013, Kongo has hung together an amazing run that has seen him develop triumphant in 12 of 14 challenges, including eight back to back triumphs. With 42 vocation MMA battles added to his repertoire, the Frenchman most as of late crushed previous Bellator titlist Vitaly Minakov in a rematch from 2014. The consistent choice misfortune was the first of Minakov’s profession and solidified Kongo as the genuine number one contender for Bader’s title. Preparing close by “Frenzy” Jackson, Juan Archuleta and others at Huntington Beach Ultimate Training Center, Kongo is currently hoping to include a MMA world title beside his various kickboxing big showdowns.