“Everything is the same but the tournament,” said Kongo to Sherdog. “It’s a really good thing for myself. I get the opportunity to do two fights and be the next [title] challenger. My third fight would be for the belt and that’s good.”
If Kongo can defeat Vinicius Queiroz at a later date, he gets the title shot.
Kongo spent years for the UFC and ended his run with a first round defeat to Roy Nelson. The French fighter joined Bellator not long after Wolfslair MMA Academy training partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson did the same.
No word on when the finals of the heavyweight tournament will be.