Cheick Kongo gets 31st Bellator/UFC booking, meets Timothy Johnson at Bellator 208

A heavyweight bout between Timothy Johnson and Cheick Kongo is the latest addition to October’s Bellator 208 lineup.

MMAjunkie verified the booking between Johnson (12-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Kongo (28-10-2 MMA, 10-2 BMMA) following an initial report from ESPN.com.

Bellator 208 takes place Oct. 13 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The main card airs on Paramount following prelims streamed on MMAjunkie.

Johnson will make his Bellator debut at the event after signing with the promotion earlier this year as a free agent following a seven-fight UFC stint. The 33-year-old is coming off a unanimous decision win over Marcelo Golm at UFC Fight Night 125 in February, a result that continued the win-one, lose-one pattern that occurred over the entirety of his octagon tenure.

Looking to send Johnson back to loss column will be Kongo, who will make his 31st Bellator/UFC appearance at the event, which is tied with Tito Ortiz for the most fights in the combined history of the two organization. The 43-year-old isn’t slowing down either, because Kongo current six-fight winning streak is actually the longest of his MMA career. His 10 Bellator wins are the most in heavyweight history.

The latest Bellator 208 card now includes:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen
Saad Awad vs. Benson Henderson
Timothy Johnson vs. Cheick Kongo

For more on Bellator 208, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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