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LOS ANGELES – 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 featherweight Adam 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 prelims will 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: 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 FightBook MMMA 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)
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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