HomeUFCBellator 257 results: Vadim Nemkov retains light heavyweight title
Bellator 257 results: Vadim Nemkov retains light heavyweight title
April 17, 2021
Bellator 257 outcomes: Vadim Nemkov retains gentle heavyweight title with win over Phil Davis
Bellator gentle heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov picked up a victory within the gentle heavyweight grand prix quarterfinals and efficiently defended his title by defeating no. 3 ranked Phil Davis.
The overwhelming majority of the struggle was a stand-up battle the place Nemkov decisively outstruck his opponent 145-63, whom Nemkov defeated of their first struggle in 2018 by break up determination in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Not solely was Nemkov’s voluminous hanging output evident, he additionally took down Davis, a former NCAA Division 1 All-American wrestler, a handful of occasions. This got here as considerably of a shock because the extremely embellished wrestler beforehand claimed he would make the most of wrestling in his gameplan.
Nemkov’s conditioning additionally regarded excellent, one thing followers haven’t been in a position to consider totally, as this struggle was the primary time the 28-year-old champion went a full 5 rounds in his profession.
Nemkov’s victory over Davis propelled him to the sunshine heavyweight grand prix semi-finals, the place he’ll tackle the winner of Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson.
Bellator 257 outcomes: Corey Anderson TKOs Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov in Gentle Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
No. 3 ranked gentle heavyweight Corey Anderson superior to the semi-finals of the sunshine heavyweight grand prix within the Bellator 257 co-main occasion with a floor and pound TKO victory within the third spherical over Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov.
Yagshimuradov gave the impression to be a formidable opponent within the first, throwing highly effective punches that Anderson revered. Maybe Yagshimuradov’s spotlight of the struggle was a rear spinning heel kick towards the top of the primary, breaking Anderson’s guard and connecting. Anderson indicated after the struggle it barely threw off his equilibrium.
The second and third rounds had been way more affluent for “Additional time,” as he secured a takedown and utilized floor and pound towards the top of the spherical and went again to the effectively within the third with nice success. Together with his TKO victory over Yagshimuradov, Anderson superior to the semi-finals of the sunshine heavyweight grand prix, the place he’ll tackle former division champion and present heavyweight titleholder Ryan Bader.