Bellator wrapped up its August match agenda Friday with Bellator 265, which took set at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
One of many promotion’s all-time big heavyweights added one other famous eradicate to his resume in the major match. Historic title challenger Cheick Kongo (31-11-2 MMA, 13-3 BMMA) rallied to get a 2d-round submission of Sergei Kharitonov (30-8 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) and further etch his name in the document books.
For more on the numbers in the abet of Kongo’s eradicate, as effectively as the comfort of the cardboard, take a look at beneath for 17 publish-match info to come abet out of Bellator 265.
Betting favorites went 6-3 on the cardboard.
Betting favorites fell to 7-3 in Bellator main events this twelve months. One headliner had even odds.
Total fight time for the nine-bout card was once 1: 14: 15.
Kongo’s 13 victories in Bellator heavyweight opponents are most in divisional history.
Kongo’s six stoppage victories in Bellator heavyweight opponents are tied for 2d most in divisional history in the abet of Tyrell Fortune (eight).
Kongo earned his first submission victory since Sept. 5, 2014 – a span of 2,541 days (discontinuance to seven years) and 12 fights.
Kharitonov has suffered seven of his eight profession losses by stoppage. That entails all three of his Bellator defeats.
Kharitonov suffered his first submission loss since Sept. 10, 2011 – a span of three,632 days (discontinuance to 10 years) and 17 fights.
Dante Schiro (8-3 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) has suffered all three of his profession losses by resolution.
Jornel Lugo’s (7-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) four-fight Bellator winning skedaddle at bantamweight is the 2d longest vigorous skedaddle in the division in the abet of Raufeon Stots (5).
Lugo earned the major stoppage victory of his Bellator profession.
Keith Lee (7-5 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) suffered the major stoppage lack of his profession with his submission defeat.
Taylor Johnson (7-3 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) suffered the major resolution lack of his profession.
Bryce Logan (12-6 MMA, 0-3 BMMA) has suffered all three of his Bellator losses by resolution.