Bellator’s light heavyweight grand prix continued Friday at Bellator 257, complete with a title fight.
One of two quarterfinal match-ups on the card had 205lb champ Vadim Nemkov putting his title on the line against Phil Davis. Nemkov and “Mr. Wonderful” had first fought in 2018, with the Russian future champ claiming the victory by split decision. With the belt and a semifinal spot on the line Friday, both parties were motivated to ensure there would be a more definitive result the second time around.
The other light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal saw Corey Anderson up against promotional newcomer Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov. Names like Paul Daley, Mads Burnell, and Julia Budd also peppered Friday’s event.
Full results from Bellator 257 can be found below. The preliminary card live stream is above, and in the video embed below, Canadian viewers can catch the main card in its entirety!
Bellator 257: Nemkov vs. Davis 2 Results:
Vadim Nemkov (c) def. Phil Davis by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) – for the Bellator light heavyweight championship / light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal
Corey Anderson def. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov by TKO, Round 3, 2:15 – light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal
Veta Arteaga def. Desiree Yanez by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Paul Daley def. Sabah Homasi by TKO, Round 2, 1:44
Julia Budd def. Dayana Silva by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Julius Anglickas def. Gregory Milliard by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Steve Mowry def. Shaun Asher by TKO, Round 1, 0:55
Grachik Bozinyan def. Demarques Jackson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Raymond Daniels def. Peter Stanonik by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Lance Gibson Jr. def. Marcus Surin by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Karl Albrektsson def. Viktor Nemkov by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mads Burnell def. Saul Rogers by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 4:08
Jay Jay Wilson def. Pedro Carvalho by TKO, Round 2, 0:53