Phoenix, AZ — Bellator’s light heavyweight grand prix continued on Saturday night.
Bellator 268 played host to the semifinal round of the tournament, which had a million dollars on the line for the winner. Not to mention the belt, which had thus far been successfully defended by champ Vadim Nemkov.
Originally, Nemkov had been expected to face Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at the Phoenix, Arizona-based card. But with Rumble forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed illness, tournament alternate Julius Anglickas had the opportunity of a lifetime. Pretty much in Daniel Cormier territory, the 10-1 light heavyweight could become a star, not to mention a champ, almost overnight.
The other semifinal had a pair of UFC alumni matched up. Not to mention former training partners, which added a little fuel to the fire. That fight saw Corey Anderson set to take on Ryan Bader, Bellator’s former light heavyweight champ, and current heavyweight titleholder.
Also on the card, Benson Henderson, former UFC lightweight champion, was paired up with former Bellator lightweight champ Brent Primus. Both men were looking to get back in the win column on Saturday.
Bellator 268 takes place at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Full results from the event can be found below. The Bellator 268 live stream of the preliminary action is available free above, while the main card can be viewed in selected areas below.
Bellator 268: Nemkov vs. Anglickas Live Stream and Results
Vadim Nemkov (c) def Julius Anglickas via Kimura at 4:25 of R4
Ryan Bader vs. Corey Anderson def Ryan Bader via TKO at 0:51 of R1
Brent Primus def Benson Henderson via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Henry Corrales def Vladyslav Parubchenko via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
Karl Albrektsson def Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28
Sullivan Cauley def Deon Clash via TKO 4:59 of R1
Nick Browne def Bobby Lee via Heel Hook at 1:38 of R1
Javier Torres def Gregory Milliard via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Sumiko Inaba def Randi Field via Arm Triangle at 2:02 of R2
Lance Gibson Jr. def Raymond Pina via TKO 1:44 R2
Jaylon Bates def Raphael Montini via Arm Bar at 3:49 of R1
Mukhamed Berkhamov def Jaleel Willis via Submission at 4:05 of R1
Maria Henderson def Collette Santiago via RNC at 0:40 of R1