The light heavyweight grand prix continues this Saturday, as Bellator 268 rolls into the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
The main event is not the fight fans wanted to see. But with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson forced out of the tournament, alternate Julius Anglickas finds himself in Daniel Cormier territory against champ Vadim Nemkov. The title will be on the line in that semifinal; like Cormier did a decade ago, Anglickas is hoping to use a grand prix as a springboard to greatness.
The second light heavyweight grand prix semifinal will set up what is expected to be an explosive finale. Former 205lb and current heavyweight champ Ryan Bader will face off against fellow UFC alum Corey Anderson, with a shot at gold hanging in the balance.
The nights other fights look solid as well. Nick Browne, an LFA lightweight champ, gets a step up. Flyweight prospect Sumiko Inaba returns, Benson Henderson goes up against ex-champ Brent Primus, and Henderson’s wife, Maria, faces Collette Santiago in an amateur bout.
Weigh-ins for the event go down Friday; Cageside Press will be on hand in Phoenix to bring you the results.
Bellator 268: Nemkov vs. Anglickas Weigh-In Results
Light Heavyweight: Vadim Nemkov (204.7) (c) vs. Julius Anglickas (204)
Light Heavyweight: Ryan Bader (204.1) vs. Corey Anderson (203.7)
Lightweight: Benson Henderson (155.5) vs. Brent Primus (155.4)
Featherweight: Henry Corrales (145.6) vs. Vladyslav Parubchenko (145.4)
Light Heavyweight: Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (205.4) vs. Karl Albrektsson (204.1)
Light Heavyweight: Sullivan Cauley (205.2) vs. Deon Clash (204.2)
Lightweight: Nick Browne (155.3) vs. Bobby Lee (156.8)*
Middleweight: Javier Torres (184.3) vs. Gregory Milliard (184.6)
Women’s Flyweight: Sumiko Inaba (124.9) vs. Randi Field (125.9)
Lightweight: Raymond Pina (154.6) vs. Lance Gibson Jr. (155.5)
Bantamweight: Raphael Montini (135) vs. Jaylon Bates (135)
Welterweight: Mukhamed Berkhamov (170.7) vs. Jaleel Willis (169.9)
Women’s Flyweight: Collette Santiago (126) vs. Maria Henderson (123.7)
* Lee missed weight by 0.8lbs for his fight with Nick Browne