Bellator 115: Minakov vs Kongo results and gifs

A quick look back at the results and highlights from the main card of Bellator 115. In the main event it was Vitaly Minakov retaining his Bellator heavyweight title against Cheick Kongo.

It wouldn't be a Cheick Kongo fight with out a foul, and his main event Bellator heavyweight title challenge at Bellator 115 was no different.

It only took minutes into the first round for Vitaly Minakov to land a knee to the groin of Kongo and lose a point due to a referee deduction. Minakov still seemed to have won the round after landing a thudding right that dropped Kongo and allowed him to try for a leg lock.

GIFS via Zombie Prophet.

Oh, and the low blow led to this bit of magic:


Kongo landed a bit in round two but again ended up on the ground in danger when Minakov was able to work to back control before the round ended.

It was back to old Kongo tricks in round four as he picked up his sixth and (so Herb Dean claimed) final warning for grabbing Minakov's shorts. Still, it was the first round where Kongo controlled the action and clearly won the round as Minakov appeared to tire.

Still, round 5 was all Minakov as he ended up in mount and pounded away trying for a finish that did not come.


The judges got it right when it came to the official scorecards, all three giving Minakov the fight 48-46. It was a rather dreadful affair that was met with much mocking on Twitter.

Justin Baesman and Herman Terrado battled to a draw in their bout, a result of two judges scoring round two a 10-8, mostly due to this:


Kelly Anundson beat Volkan Oezdemir with a second round face/neck crank:


The card opened with a clean sweep 30-27 decision win for Rudy Morales over Jimmy Jones.

All gifs courtesy of Zombie Prophet. Follow him on Twitter @ZProphet_MMA.

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