FULL FIGHT CARD FOR BELLATOR MMA 265: KONGO VS. KHARITONOV – THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 20


BELLATOR MMA has confirmed the full fight card for the BELLATOR MMA 265: Kongo vs Kharitonov event taking place at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD and set to air live on SHOWTIME this Friday, August 20 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

With over 60 professional victories between the No. 3 ranked heavyweight Cheick Kongo (30-11) and Sergei Kharitonov (32-8), the BELLATOR 265 main event is a true clash of legends with major ramifications on the heavyweight title picture. Additionally, a number one contender fight pitting No. 3 ranked featherweightAdam Borics (17-1) against the undefeated No. 5 ranked featherweight Jay-Jay Wilson (8-0) and the hometown kid, No. 7 ranked Logan Storley (11-1) takes on Dante Schiro (8-2) in welterweight action.

Rounding out the SHOWTIME-televised main card,Marcelo Golm (8-3) makes his BELLATOR debut against submission specialist Kelvin Tiller (11-5) and undefeated No. 8 ranked bantamweight Jornel Lugo (6-0) squares up against “Killa” Keith Lee (7-4).

The preliminary card is set for seven must-watch bouts, highlighted by a middleweight banger between KO-specialists Taylor “Tombstone” Johnson (7-2) and Fabio Aguiar (17-2) as well as Mike Hamel (7-5) taking on Bryce Logan (12-5) in a 185-pound battle.

All BELLATOR MMA 265: Kongo vs. Kharitonov prelimswill stream live at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Pluto TV.

Full bout listings are below:

BELLATOR MMA 265: Kongo vs. Kharitonov Main Card:

Friday, August 20 – live on SHOWTIME

9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT


Heavyweight Bout: #3-Cheick Kongo (30-11-2, 1 NC) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (32-8, 2 NC)

Featherweight Bout: #3-Adam Borics (17-1) vs. #5-Jay-Jay Wilson (8-0)

Welterweight Bout: #5-Logan Storley (11-1) vs. Dante Schiro (8-2)

Heavyweight Bout: Marcelo Golm (8-3) vs. Kelvin Tiller (11-5)

140-Pound Contract Weight Bout: Jornel Lugo (6-0) vs. Keith Lee (7-4)

Preliminary Card:

BELLATOR MMA YouTube Channel | SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Channel | Pluto TV

6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT

Middleweight Bout: Taylor Johnson (7-2) vs.Fabio Aguiar (17-2)

Lightweight Bout: Mike Hamel (7-5) vs. Bryce Logan (12-5)

Welterweight Bout: Archie Colgan (2-0) vs. Ben Simons (3-2)

Middleweight Bout: Duane Johnson (5-2) vs. Deven Fisher (4-8)

Heavyweight Bout: Bailey Schoenfelder (1-0) vs. Kevin Childs (1-1)

Middleweight Bout: Jeff Nielsen (pro debut) vs.Kory Moegenburg (1-2)




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