Heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov defends his title against Cheick Kongo.
Vitaly Minakov outlasted Cheick Kongo to retain the Heavyweight World Championship. Plus Herman Terrado and Justin Baesman battled to a wild draw, Kelly Anundson submitted his former training partner Volkan Oezdemir, and Mikkel Parlo outpointed Johnny Cisneros in a catchweight bout.
Summer Series 2013 kicked off with the light heavyweight and heavyweight tournament semifinals. King Mo scored an impressive knockout victory and will meet Jacob Noe in the finals at 205 pounds. Vitaly Minakov and Ryan Martinez both collected KOs in the first round and advanced to the heavyweight finals.