The BELLATOR MMA Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix continues with current light heavyweight champ Vadim Nemkov (12-2) set to defend his belt in a rematch against former titleholder Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (22-5, 1 NC) in the main event. Plus, perennial top contender Corey “Overtime” Anderson (14-5) faces BELLATOR newcomer Dovletdzhan “Wolfhound” Yagshimuradov (18-5-1) in a second thrilling Quarterfinal matchup. Live from Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT. Enjoy Bellator 257 Live Stream online.
- Date: Friday 04.16.2021 at 09:00 PM ET
- Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
- Enclosure: CageLocation: Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
- Bout Billing: Main Event
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
- Title onLine: Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Championship
- Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Nemkov
- Tournament: Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix
- Tournament Round: Quarter-Finals
Coming off an electrifying performance that saw him finish Ryan “Darth” Bader to become the Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight World Champion, Fedor Emelianenko protege Vadim Nemkov aims to further solidify his place as the best light heavyweight in the world. A former Sambo World Champion with explosive knockout power, Nemkov looks to make the first defense of his world title while moving into the semifinals of the tournament, and one step closer to becoming $1,000,000 richer. But standing in his way is a man he knows very well…
Phil Davis first clashed with Nemkov over two years ago at Bellator 209 in Tel Aviv, Israel, with Nemkov having his hand raised after the judges awarded him with a narrow split-decision victory following three hard-fought rounds. Having gone undefeated since their first encounter while adding a duo of knockout victories and a win over an MMA legend to his record, the former Bellator MMA light heavyweight champ currently stands just one win away from reclaiming the crown he vowed to get back around his waist.