It did not take UFC veteran Cheick Kongo long to find himself in a big match situation in Bellator.
After defeating Mark Godbeer, Kongo now finds himself against Vincius Queiroz in the finals of the Season Nine Heavyweight Tournament.
While most tournament finals usually take place at Bellator events, the match between Kongo and Queiroz will take place at the Nov. 2 pay per view.
Personally, I think this is a great move by Bellator. Putting this match, along with the three titles fights and the main event between Tito Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, makes the tournament final seem important. What is surprising is that they would put this fight over the Fight Masters finale between Joe Riggs and Mike Bronzoulis, which will on the event’s preliminary card that airs on Spike TV. I’m only saying this because Bellator put so much hype behind “Fight Master,” though wanting the final match of the “Fight Master” tournament to air on Spike TV does make sense in terms of tieing the reality show with the network.
Still, this is a great opportunity, not only for Kongo, but also for Queiroz, who will get to make his pay per view debut.
When the Bellator pay per view was first announced, I had my reservations, but with the addition of Kongo and Queiroz, every match on the pay per view, other than the main event, has something at stake.
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