Big Cheick Kongo fought in the UFC for the 17th time last night and pulled out his 11th Octagon victory when he won an exhausting decision against Shawn Jordan.
Overcoming the wrestling-centric attack of his opponent, Kongo was able to do damage with knees from the clinch and win the favor of the judges, who awarded him the unanimous decision victory.
The victory doesn't erase the memory of seeing Kongo eat the first knockout loss of his career back in February; however, it does show us that he isn't an aging veteran who is ready to bow down to the new breed of young heavyweights.
Where does the 37-year-old Frenchman go from here? Here is a look at five fights for Cheick Kongo to take next.