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PHOTOS: Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo Fight Ruled No-Contest After Accidental Eye Poke

Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo Fought to a No-Contest on Saturday night (Photo: Bellator)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, Sep. 7, inside of the SAP Center in San Jose, CA, Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (27-5, 1 NC) and contender Cheick Kongo (30-10-2, 1 NC) fought to a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke in the first round.

The fight was largely dominated by Bader up until that point, as he caught the Kongo brute with heavy blows and even scored a takedown as the round progressed. Kongo attempted to wall walk to his feet, only to eat some more strikes, before gesturing to his eye and noting that he was unable to see. Referee Mike Beltran then decided to halt the fight due to an eye poke, at 3:50 of the first, as the bout was declared a no-contest.

Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freier and Daniel Weichel Rematch Goes Down Saturday Night at Bellator 203 in Rome

Patricio “Pitbull” Freier faces Daniel Weichel on Saturday night at Bellator 203 (Photo: Bellator – Lucas Noonan)

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By Chris Robinson

Bellator 203: Pitbull vs Weichel 2 takes place this Saturday night, July 14, from Forco Italico in Rome, Italy and the main event is one not to miss. Featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (26-4) will be taking on Daniel Weichel (39-9) for a second time in a rematch that will surely settle some kind of score.

All one has to do is take a look back and their first fight to get a sense of how much drama was in the air as they squared off in St. Louis, Missouri in June of 2015. Weichel was filling in for an injured Georgi Karakhanyan and fought very well in the first round. I rewatched the fight earlier tonight and was impressed by how much skill was on display from each man.