LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30: Mixed martial artist Cheick Kongo holds the Comeback of the Year award for his win against Pat Barry at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The heavyweights were in action on the main card of the UFC 149: "Faber vs. Barao" pay-per-view (PPV) event tonight (Sat., July 21, 2012) at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as Cheick Kongo took on Shawn Jordan.
Kongo vowed to knock Jordan out so he could prove once and for all that he's not a gatekeeper as he's been labeled by so many. Jordan, meanwhile, a Strikeforce import, was looking to establish himself as a contender in a division sorely lacking them.
That's because Kongo spent three full rounds pushing Jordan up against the fence and using superior position to score points and coast to a relatively easy decision victory. It was a terrible fight, though. God awful.
It look maybe 30 seconds for Jordan to push forward and trap Kongo up against the fence in an attempt to negate his size advantage. Instead, the Frenchman took his back standing and maintained a strong position.
That is until Jordan landed a hard elbow straight to the sack that put Kongo on the mat.
Once they restarted, Kongo picked up the pace. He came out bouncing and pressing forward, juking and jiving all around the cage while looking for an opening. He fired off a head kick that just missed before clinching once again.
They pummeled against the cage for the remainder of the round.
Despite advice from both guy's corners to trade punches and throw some bombs, they clinched up and stayed pressed against the cage for the majority of the second stanza. They had a flurry or two, sure, but it was more of the same.
Guess what happened in round three? You got it.
Kongo won and no one cared.
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