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Cheick Kongo vs. Antoni Hardonk Slated For UFC 97

Cheick Kongo

Cheick Kongo

Cheick Kongo will look to continue his climb up the heavyweight ladder when he takes on Antoni Hardonk at UFC 97: Redemption on April 18th in Montreal, Canada.

Fighters Only first reported the matchup on Thursday.

Since joining the UFC in mid-2006 Kongo has compiled a 6-2 record in the octagon, emerging as a heavyweight contender with back-to-back victories over Assuerio Silva and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. Kongo rebounded from a March loss to Heath Herring with first-round knockouts of Dan Evensen and Mustapha Al-Turk.

After beginning his UFC career with just a 1-2 mark that included losses to Justin McCully and Frank Mir, Hardonk has since won three-straight fights over Colin Robinson, Eddie Sanchez, and Mike Wessel.

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