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Vitaly Minakov

Vitaly Minakov

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  • Given Name: Виталий Минаков
  • MMA Record: 21-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 21 Wins
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1985.02.06
  • Last Fight: December 16, 2017 in FNG
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 260.1 lbs
  • Affiliation: Fight Nights Team
  • Height: 6'2" (187cm) | Reach: 78.0" (198cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $35,000 USD
  • Born: Russia
  • Fighting out of: Bryansk, Bryansk Oblast, Russia
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Sambo
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    Vitaly Minakov is the 3rd ranked of 344 active Russia Pro Heavyweights.

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Vitaly Minakov is a Russian sambist, judoka, an undefeated mixed martial artist and the current Heavyweight Champion for Bellator MMA. Since his Bellator debut in November 2012 he has won 3 fights - all via a T/KO - before getting his shot at the Bellator Heavyweight Championship against a fellow Russian Alexander Volkov. Minakov has won the title by scoring a TKO victory over the champion in less than 3 minutes.


Minakov next faced and successfully defended his title against the UFC veteran Cheick Kongo. In a 5 round fight spent mostly in the clinch next to the fence or on the ground Minakov won a Unanimous Decision despite being deducted a point for repeated knees to the groin of Kongo. Kongo himself was warned about the constant short grabbing over the course of the fight by the referee Herb Dean, but never deducted a point.

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