Last night, at Bellator 115, Vitaly Minakov defended his Bellator Heavyweight title in a five round war against former UFC veteran, Cheick Kongo. Minakov had Kongo hurt in the first and fifth rounds, but could not finish him. By the time the fourth and fifth round came about, both men were absolutely exhausted. Ultimately, Minakov did enough to win the unanimous decision on the judges scorecards.
The card went through a major reshuffling just hours before the event started as two fights were scrapped and one was added. Ultimately, Bellator ended up with a solid main card for fans on Spike TV.
If you missed any of the action, check out the full event GIF’s here, and the full results below:
Bellator Heavyweight World Championship: Vitaly Minakov defeats Cheick Kongo by Unanimous Decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46)
Justin Baesman vs. Herman Terrado ends in a Majority Draw after three rounds (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Kelly Anundson defeats Volkan Oezdemir by Submission Round 2 (3:19)
Mikkel Parlo defeats Johnny Cisneros by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rudy Morales defeats Jimmy Jones by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Rick Reeves defeats James Terry by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Freddie Aquitania defeats Josh Appelt by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sinjen Smith defeats Jason Powell by Submission (Armbar) Round 1 (1:52)
Benito Lopez defeats Oscar Ramirez by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)