The finals of the light heavyweight grand prix will be determined tonight at Bellator 268 and Cageside Press has its picks set.

Staff Writer
Corrales vs. Parubchenko
Henderson vs. Primus
Bader vs. Anderson
Nemkov vs. Anglickas
Dan Doherty (110-61)
Justin Gibbons (108-72)
Eddie Law (48-33)
Alex Behunin (95-66)
Gabriel Gonzalez (100-80)
Mike McClory (57-48)
Jay Anderson (92-84)

The headlining bout of Bellator 268 was supposed to be Vadim Nemkov against Anthony Johnson, but the latter had to pull out of the fight. Stepping in in his place is Julius Anglickas. Nemkov, the current light heavyweight champion is undefeated at 6-0 since joining the organization in 2017, racking up four stoppages. Anglickas has won his last nine fights, three of which have been with Bellator. Nemkov was unanimously picked.

The co-main event is the other semifinal of the grand prix, as former UFC standouts Ryan Bader and Corey Anderson square off. Bader is 6-1 with one no contest since leaving the UFC and is currently the heavyweight champion. Anderson has knocked out both of his opponents since leaving the UFC. Bader was picked by four of seven writers.

Benson Henderson and Brent Primus battle in a lightweight matchup. Henderson, a former UFC champion, is a disappointing 5-5 since moving to Bellator, although that includes two title shots. Primus, who was briefly the lightweight champion, is 2-2 since he won his title due to a Michael Chandler injury. All but one writer picked Henderson.

Opening up the Bellator 268 main card will be veteran Henry Corrales and relative newcomer Vladyslav Parubchenko. After an impressive five-fight win streak, Corrales has dropped three of his last four fights. Parubchenko lost in his promotional debut last time out, snapping a nine-fight win streak. All but one writer picked Corrales.

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