Vitaly Minakov

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Wins Losses
Birth date February 6, 1985 (age 35)
Birth place Bryansk, Russia
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 262 lb (119 kg)
Reach 78 in (1.98 m)
Former Bellator Heavyweight Champion

Fights

WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Bellator 225
Aug 24, 2019
KO (punches)
R1 – 1:45
LOSS
Vitaly Minakov
Cheick Kongo
Bellator 216
Feb 16, 2019
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Tony Johnson
Fight Nights Global 82: Minakov vs. Johnson
Dec 16, 2017
TKO (punches)
R2 – 0:38
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Fight Nights Global 68: Pavlovich vs. Mokhnatkin
Jun 2, 2017
KO (punches)
R2 – 1:37
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
DJ Linderman
Fight Nights Global 59: Minakov vs. Linderman
Feb 23, 2017
KO (punches)
R3 – 3:09
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Peter Graham
Fight Nights Global 50: Fedor vs. Maldonado
Jun 17, 2016
Submission (armbar)
R1 – 1:01
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Josh Copeland
Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 20
Dec 11, 2015
Submission (kimura)
R2 – 2:50
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Geronimo dos Santos
Fight Nights Global: Dagestan
Sep 25, 2015
Submission (armbar)
R1 – 3:14
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Adam Maciejewski
Fight Nights Global: Sochi
Jul 31, 2015
TKO (punches)
R1 – 0:20
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Cheick Kongo
Bellator 115
Apr 4, 2014
Decision (unanimous)
R5 – 5:00
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Bellator 108
Nov 15, 2013
TKO (punches)
R1 – 2:57
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Ryan Martinez
Bellator 97
Jul 31, 2013
TKO (punches)
R3 – 4:02
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Ron Sparks
Bellator 96
Jun 19, 2013
KO (punches)
R1 – 0:32
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Vladimir Starcencov
Bellator 79
Nov 2, 2012
TKO (punches)
R2 – 0:27
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Fabiano Scherner
Fight Nights: Battle of Desne
Sep 17, 2012
TKO (punches)
R1 – 3:51
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Eddie Sanchez
Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 7
Jun 7, 2012
KO (punch)
R1 – 1:59
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Karol Celinski
Faxe Forward Challenge 2: Russia vs. Latvia
Apr 14, 2012
TKO (corner stoppage)
R1 – 0:55
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Ivan Frolov
AntMMA: Ultimate Fighting of Bryansk
Jun 29, 2011
Submission (guillotine choke)
R1 – 0:45
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Juan Espino
League S-70: Sambo 70 vs. Spain
Apr 21, 2011
TKO (punches)
R1 – 0:09
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Valery Scherbakov
M-1 Challenge 22: Narkun vs. Vasilevsky
Dec 10, 2010
Submission (armbar)
R1 – 1:05
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Vitalii Yalovenko
M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Finals
Jul 22, 2010
Decision (unanimous)
R3 – 5:00
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Alexander Zubachov
Sambo-70/M-1 Global: Sochi Open European Championships
Jul 14, 2010
Submission (rear-naked choke)
R1 – 0:27
WIN
Vitaly Minakov
Ruslan Kabdulin
M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 2
Apr 10, 2010
Submission (armbar)
R1 – 4:19