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Cheick Kongo vs. Tony Johnson headlines Bellator 161 on September 16 in Texas

Bellator will be heading to the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas on September 16 for Bellator 161 and the event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout as Cheick Kongo will meet Tony Johnson.

The fight booking was announced by Bellator on Friday.

Tickets for Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 29 and they will start at $25. Tickets will be available for purchased at, Ticketmaster, or the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park Box Office.

Kongo (24-10-2) has won back to back fights and is coming off a split decision win in February against Vinicius Queiroz. He is 4-1 in his last five fights and his last two wins have come by decision. Johnson (10-2) is currently on a three fight winning streak and two of those wins have come in Bellator. He is coming off a TKO win in January against Raphael Butler and he is 6-1 in his last seven fights.

More information on Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson will be announced in the coming weeks by the promotion.