Cheick Kongo defeated Vitaly Minakov by unanimous decision on Saturday at Bellator 216. After being taken down in the third round, he was able to get up and unleash a flurry of punched and knees that staggered Minakov and potentially sealed the win. It was his eighth consecutive win.
Valerie Loureda, a heralded 20-year-old taekwondo champion, won her professional MMA debut at Bellator 216 on Saturday in Connecticut by first-round TKO. Loureda (1-0) dropped Colby Fletcher (1-3) with a kick to the body and finished her with hammerfists on the ground.
Sergei Kharitonov was discharged from a local Connecticut hospital last night after getting kicked in the groin by Matt Mitrione, which resulted in a no contest, sources told ESPN. However, he experienced more pain and discomfort this morning and was re-admitted to the hospital. After another round of tests, the doctors determined he did not suffer from any interal bleeding. According to Bellator sources, he does have a hemorrhoid as a result of the kick and has been given topical and pain medication by doctors. He was discharged again moments ago.