Well, this fight will not be the best fight you will ever see, but Cheick Kongo walked away with a well earned win. Not only did he control the 1st round, but dominated the 2nd. Kong rested, picked his shots and after a less than eventful second round, Big Jon McCarthy step in to end this fight at 4:25 in the second round.
Cheick Kongo (20-9-2) is coming into this fight with 11 knockouts, 3 submissions and 6 decision victories while he has been knocked out three times, submitted once in his MMA career. He made his UFC debut in 2006 and was there until 2013. In his last five fights he is 3-2. He beat Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision at UFC 149 – Faber vs. Barao on Jul / 21 / 2012. He lost to Roy Nelson via 1st Rd KO at UFC 159 – Jones vs. Sonnen on Apr / 27 / 2013.
Kongo beat Mark Godbeer via 1st Rd TKO in his Bellator debut at Bellator 102 on Oct / 04 / 2013. He beat Peter Graham via unanimous decision at Bellator 107 on Nov/08/2013, but lost in his last fight against Vitaly Minakov via unanimous decision at Bellator 115 on Apr/04/2014.
Eric Smith (6-1) is coming into this fight with 1 knockout, 4 submissions and 1 decision victories while he has only been submitted once. He will be making his Bellator debut in this fight. He won six fights in a row, but lost to Ricky Shivers via Rear Naked choke in March of 2010. In his last fight it went to a no contest against Jan Jorgensen on September of 2013.
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