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Cheick Kongo vs. Tony Johnson goes the distance at Bellator 161

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Cheick Kongo and Tony Johnson met in a heavyweight bout in the main event of Bellator 161. A solid main event, which saw Kongo dominate. In round 1, they come out and clinch right away. Johnson kneed Kongo in the nuts. The fight was paused and then back on. Kongo took him down with 30-seconds to go. He got full mount and rained down some big strikes to Johnson to end the round. In round 2 Johnson took him down right away and got his back. Johnson worked him over with strikes and locked in the rear-naked choke, but Kongo stayed in and put up some good submission defense. In round 3, Kongo scored a takedown, and the fight really stayed there the entire round. Kongo was in half guard and worked him over with strikes and elbows. All Kongo. Kongo was given the decision victory.

Kongo (25-10-2) is currently on a three-fight winning streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 5-1. He scored a second-round TKO win over Eric Smith at Bellator 120 and a first-round rear naked choke win over Lavar Johnson in September of 2014. In his next bout, he lost to King Mo in February of 2015 by split decision. He beat Alexander Volkov at Bellator 139 by unanimous decision. He beat Vinicius Queiroz at Bellator 150 by split decision. He beat Tony Johnson at Bellator 161 by decision.

Johnson (10-3) is currently on a one-fight losing streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 3-2. He beat Tim Sylvia at One FC 9 by third-round TKO. He lost to Chris Lokteff at One FC 12 by decision, then rebounded with two straight wins over Robert Neal by first-round KO in 2014 and a decision win over Alexander Volkov at Bellator 136 by decision. He beat Raphael Butler at Bellator 148 by third-round TKO. He lost to Cheick Kongo at Bellator 161 by decision.

Bellator 161 took place on Friday, September 16th, at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas. The prelims aired on Spike TV.com at 7:00 p.m. ET while the main card aired on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.



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