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Cheick Kongo vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira added to UFC 149 in Calgary
April 25, 2012 (13:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
A heavyweight matchup between Frenchman Cheick Kongo and Brazilian Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has
been added to UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The matchup was first reported by the "Calgary Sun."
UFC 149, which could potentially feature a headliner between UFC light
heavyweight champion Jon Jones and top contender Dan Henderson, takes
place July 21 at Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome. The evening's main
card airs on pay-per-view, and FX and Facebook are expected to carry the
UFC 144 results: Mark Hunt knocks out Cheick Kongo, wins third straight
February 26, 2012 (06:20) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
SAITAMA, Japan - "The Super Samoan" is officially surging.
Former K-1 kickboxing champion Mark Hunt earned his third consecutive win in the UFC by dispatching heavyweight Cheick Kongo with ruthless efficiency in the first round of their UFC 144 bout.
The fight took place on UFC 144's main card, which took place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and aired live on pay-per-view. It followed prelims on FX and Facebook.
UFC 144's Cheick Kongo 'surprised' to fight onetime training partner Mark Hunt
February 23, 2012 (22:35) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
TOKYO - Five months ago, heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Mark Hunt were sucking air together in the elevation of Denver.
Present for a training camp that concluded with Hunt's meeting with Ben Rothwell and Quinton Jackson's fight with champ Jon Jones, Kongo wasn't particularly close to the New Zealand native in the weeks before UFC 135.
He was surprised, nonetheless, when the Kiwi came up as his next opponent at this weekend's UFC 144 event. It didn't occur that he might have to fight Hunt.
UFC 137's Cheick Kongo aiming for rematch with 'lucky' champ Cain Velasquez
October 30, 2011 (15:10) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
LAS VEGAS - Slow and steady wins the race, though fighting ugly does little to win fans.
Cheick Kongo knows Saturday's UFC 137 co-main-event win over Matt Mitrione wasn't a signature or highlight-reel win that dazzled fans, but it served its purpose.
It got him one step closer to a rematch with champ Cain Velasquez, whom Kongo said was "lucky" in their first meeting.
Fighting gypsy Cheick Kongo still chasing belt, pining for bout in native France
October 20, 2011 (23:05) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Cheick Kongo has another run in him for the UFC
heavyweight title. But he's also contemplating life beyond MMA.
"My goal right now is to get the belt and be happy with this," he told
MMAjunkie.com. "Just say, 'I did it.' After that, I
The French heavyweight is looking for a little bit of stability. His
native country isn't a place where MMA is welcome, so to him, the sport
has been a long chain of different gyms, different countries, and
different people. He's looking to settle down.
Matt Mitrione fighting for UFC job security, ready to punch Cheick Kongo in the face
September 19, 2011 (16:10) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Undefeated UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione will soon face the stiffest test of his young career when he meets Check
Kongo at October's UFC 137 event in Las Vegas.
But Mitrione, a former professional football player and the man who
booted Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson from the octagon, isn't intimidated
in the least.
In fact, Mitrione said challenges like Kongo are exactly what drew him to
the sport in the first place. A win here, Mitrione says, would provide
him exactly what he's currently seeking: job security.
Cheick Kongo vs. Matt Mitrione targeted for UFC 137 in Las Vegas
July 15, 2011 (01:25) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione have agreed to meet at UFC 137 in October.
MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the bout with event sources, who said a Mitrione vs. Dave Herman bout also was considered. ESPN.com first reported the Kongo-Mitrione matchup.
UFC 137 takes place Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
MMAjunkie.com Radio: Cheick Kongo, Ronnie Mann (in studio), Nick Gaston
June 28, 2011 (17:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Following one of the most entertaining comeback victories in UFC history, French striker Check Kongo joins today's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio.
Additionally, Bellator featherweight tourney participant Ronnie Mann comes in-studio to discuss his recent win, and heavyweight Nick Gaston calls in to preview his upcoming DREAM bout with Todd Duffee.
MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from 12-2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from the
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino's Race & Sports Book. Listen to and
watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio, or watch it live on select television markets as part of Fight Now TV.
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