Cheick Kongo

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Birthday
17, 1975
Birthplace
Paris, France
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1975 (age 43)
Birthplace
Paris, France

About

French heavyweight MMA fighter and kickboxer who is known for his career in both the UFC and Bellator MMA. He won UFC's annual Knockout of the Year award in 2011 for his performance against Pat Barry.

Before Fame

He began training martial arts at age 5, beginning with Kendo and Karate. He moved on to kickboxing and Muay Thai at age 16.

Trivia

He won the Bellator Season 9 heavyweight tournament championship in 2013. He subsequently lost his bout for the Bellator heavyweight championship in 2014 to then-champ Vitaly Minakov.

Family Life

His mother is of Congolese descent, while his father is of Burkinabé ethnicity.

Associated With

He defeated Matt Mitrione by unanimous decision at UFC 137 in October 2011.