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Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson 2 possible as Bellator heavyweight grand prix final alternate

Posted On: Oct 11, 2018   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson 2 possible as Bellator heavyweight grand prix final alternate

NEW YORK - Heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Roy Nelson could wind up meeting a second time to determine the final alternate in the heavyweight grand prix.
Bellator President Scott Coker said Nelson currently stands as the No. 1 alternate in the eight-man competition. If he and Kongo win their upcoming fights, they could get one last shot to make it into the bracket.
“Cheick wins, and if there's a hiccup , we should probably have those two alternates fight, and then the winner can fight in the finals,” Coker said today during a press conference.
On Friday, Nelson is scheduled to co-headline Friday's Bellator 207 opposite slugger Sergei Kharitonov. One night later at Bellator 208, Kongo will face fellow UFC vet Timothy Johnson .
Bellator 207 and 208 hosts the tournament semifinals with Matt Mitrione facing Ryan Bader on Friday at Bellator 207, followed by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen on Saturday at...

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