Bellator 226: Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo to Headline
By FCF Staff
After winning Bellator’s heavyweight title this January, Ryan Bader will defend that belt for the first time on September 7th, against Cheick Kongo.
Recently the promotion announced that Bader – Kongo will headline Bellator 226, which will be hosted by the SAP Center in San Jose on that date.
Bader (27-5) secured the heavyweight crown by quickly taking out Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 214 in the finals of the promotion’s grand prix. The light-heavyweight and heavyweight champ has won seven in a row.
Kongo (30-10-2) is coming off a decision win over former champ Vitaly Minakov in Februray. The UFC veteran has won eight straight.
No other bouts have been announced yet for Bellator 226.