Bellator 265: Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov full live results and highlights

Bellator 265: Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov full live results and highlights.

A pair of heavyweight veterans, both of whom have at least 20 years of MMA experience, will do battle in the main event of Bellator 265, as Cheick Kongo takes on Sergei Kharitonov.

Kongo had won 10 of 12, a streak that included wins over former champions Alexander Volkov and Vitaly Minakov, he challenged Ryan Bader for the Bellator heavyweight championship at Bellator 226. The title bout went to a no-contest after Kongo was poked in the eye.

Kongo returned at Bellator Paris in October 2020, losing a split decision in a rematch with Timothy Johnson.

Kharitonov’s most recent run in Bellator a couple of years ago saw him knock out Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione. He’d ultimately lose via stoppage to Linton Vassell, however, at Bellator 234 in November 2019.

He competed twice outside the Bellator cage in 2020, scoring knockouts of Fernando Rodrigues Jr. and Oli Thompson.

Main Card (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)

Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Cheick Kongo defeated Sergei Kharitonov via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2 – 4:59


Logan Storley vs. Dante Schiro

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Logan Storley defeated Dante Schiro via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)


Billy Swanson vs. Marcelo Golm

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Marcelo Golm defeated Billy Swanson via TKO, Round 1 – 4:57


Keith Lee vs. Jornel Lugo

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jornel Lugo defeated Keith Lee via technical submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 5:00


Preliminary Card (YouTube, 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT)

Taylor Johnson vs. Fabio Aguiar

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Fabio Aguiar defeated Taylor Johnson via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)


Mike Hamel vs. Bryce Logan

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Mike Hamel defeated Bryce Logan via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)


Archie Colgan vs. Ben Simons

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Archie Colgan defeated Ben Simons via TKO, Round 1 – 4:04


Duane Johnson vs. Deven Fisher

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Duane Johnson defeated Deven Fisher via submission (d’arce), Round 1 – 1:04


Bailey Schoenfelder vs. Kory Moegenburg

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Bailey Schoenfelder defeated Kory Moegenburg via TKO, Round 1 – 4:11


Bellator 265 takes place on Aug. 20, 2021, live from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.

Published at Fri, 20 Aug 2021 19:25:31 +0000

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