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Cheick Kongo, who allowed his UFC contract to expire following a recent loss to Roy Nelson, has followed Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to Bellator MMA.

MMA Weekly confirmed news of the signing, which could be made official on Wednesday during a press conference announcing Jackson’s signing.

Kongo competed in the UFC for seven years, going 11-6 during that time. The 38-year-old is 18-8-2 in his career, including wins over Matt Mitrione, Pat Barry and Mirko CroCop.

On his resume includes bouts with current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and former two-time UFC champ Frank Mir.