Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov card, time and guide


Bellator 265: Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov fight card, start time, channel guide.

Bellator 265 features a pair of heavy hitters as third-ranked heavyweight Cheick Kongo faces Sergei Kharitonov in the main event in Sioux Falls, SD.

After a controversial loss to Timothy Johnson following a no-contest against heavyweight champion Ryan Bader, Kongo appears more motivated than ever ahead of his matchup with Kharitonov. Before the pair of disappointing appearances, Kongo had won eight straight as he quickly rose through the ranks in the heavyweight division.

Kongo will face Kharitonov; an always dangerous heavyweight with elite striking who has been in-and-out of Bellator. In his last fight against Oli Thompson during a brief appearance in Parus Fight Championship, he earned a first-round knockout that garnered the attention of Bellator once again, bringing him back to the promotion shortly after the finish.

The Bellator 265 co-main event features a No. 1 contender bout in the featherweight division between Adam Borics and Jay-Jay Wilson. Borics has won three bouts in a row while Wilson remains undefeated in his professional career. The winner will more than likely get the next shot at Bellator featherweight champion AJ McKee.

Here’s everything you need to know to tune in to Bellator 265.

How to watch Bellator 265: Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Date: Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

Start Time: Prelims begin at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, Main Card begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Venue: Sanford Pentagon

Main Card Live Stream: Showtime

Preliminary Card Live Stream: YouTube

Full Bellator 265 fight card

Main Card (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, Showtime)

Cheick Kongo vs., Sergei Kharitonov

Adam Borics vs. Jay-Jay Wilson

Jornel Lugo vs. Keith Lee

Marcelo Golm vs. Kelvin Tiller

Logan Storley vs. Dante Schiro

Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, YouTube)

Mike Hamel vs. Bryce Logan

Bailey Schoenfelder vs. Kevin Childs

Archie Colgan vs. CJ Randall

Jeff Nielsen vs. Kory Moegenburg

Fabio Aguiar vs. Taylor Johnson

Duane Johnson vs. Deven Fisher

Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Cody Lincoln

Bellator 265 takes place on Aug. 20, 2021, live from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.