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Cheick Kongo gets a new opponent for Bellator 150

<p><p>Cheick Kongo was originally supposed to face Augusto Sakai at Bellator 150 but will instead face Vinicius Queiroz after Sakai <a href="http://www.mmamania.com/2016/1/8/10736140/bellator-150-augusto-sakai-out-vinicius-queiroz-in-against-cheick-kongo-spike">withdrew due to injury.</a></p></p><p><p>&nbsp;</p></p><p><p>The two were<a href="http://mmapremium.com.br/46240/exclusivo-vinicius-spartan-enfrenta-cheick-kongo-no-bellator-150/"> originally matched up </a>at the finals of the Bellator Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament in 2013 but Queiroz suffered from knee injuries and was forced to withdraw from the bout. He was replaced by Peter Graham who Kongo beat via unanimous decision to win the tournament.</p></p><p><p>&nbsp;</p></p><p><p>The former UFC heavyweight is 5-2 since he left the UFC for Bellator. His most recent victory is a unanimous decision win over the 6-foot-7 Alexander Volkov at Bellator 139 in June. The Frenchman fought for the Bellator heavyweight title after winning the tournament but <a href="http://mmajunkie.com/2014/04/video-bellator-115-highlights-as-vitaly-minakov-tops-cheick-kongo">lost a unanimous decision to undefeated Vitaly Minakov.</a></p></p><p><p>&nbsp;</p></p><p><p>Queiroz (8-3) took almost 2 years to return to competition due to the knee injuries but managed to submit Ewerton Teixeira in his return at Bellator 143. The &lsquo;Spartan&rsquo; turned pro in 2003 where he compiled a 5-1 record and was able to secure a UFC contract. His UFC stint did not last long, however, as his debut resulted in a submission loss in addition to failing a drug test.&nbsp;</p></p><p><p>&nbsp;</p></p><p><p>Bellator 150 will take place on Feb. 26 and will be headlined by a rematch between current champion Marcos Galv&atilde;o and former champ Eduardo Dantas.</p></p><p><p>&nbsp;</p></p>


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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