Next fight of Vitaly Minakov is not determined yet.
Vitaly Minakov of Russia will hold his next defense on August 24 at the Bellator 225 tournament. Minakov will face Javy Ayala. This battle gained the status of a co-main event of the evening. It is worth noting that in the main fight of the evening another Russian fighter Sergei Kharitonov will have a rematch with Matt Mitrione.
Vitali Minakov of Russia will undergo surgery on his injured shoulder. On Sunday Minakov lost on points to Cheick Kongo of France in a fight at the Bellator tournament in Uncasville, Connecticut. The athlete later told that he had health problems on the eve of the fight.
MMA fighter Sergei Kharitonov of Russia commented on the defeat of his compatriot Vitaly Minakov from the French Cheick Kongo at the Bellator 216 tournament.
Former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Vitaly Minakov signed a new contract with the organization and will have the opportunity to return the title next year. The 33-year-old Russian performed in Bellator from 2012 to 2014 and scored five victories in five fights. Having won the championship belt and successfully defended it Minakov was in no hurry to continue to fight for the organization, as he was not satisfied with the contract terms.
Former heavyweight Bellator champion Vitaly Minakov of Russia will fight next in the fall at the Fight Nights Global or RCC Boxing, FNG Kamil Hajiyev reported. "Minakov to fight in the fall. While the opponent is not determined, it will be at Fight Nights Global or RCC", told Hajiyev. Minakov fought last December, knocking out Tony Johnson of US.