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 set to air live in the UK on BBC iPlayer this Friday, August 20.
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 in the UK at 10:30 p.m. BST on BBC iPlayer and on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Pluto TV for fans outside the UK.
Full bout listings are below:
BELLATOR MMA 265: Kongo vs. Kharitonov Main Card:
Friday, August 20 BBC iPlayer | SHOWTIME
2 a.m. BST
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)
10:30 p.m. BST
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)
*Card subject to change.