Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson Ruled No Contest – Bellator 277 Results (Highlights)

Bellator 277's co-main event ended in an unexpected no contest after an accidental clash of heads.

Anderson Nemkov
  • Vadim Nemkov and Corey Anderson’s fight at Bellator 277 was stopped after an accidental headbutt
  • According to the rule, the fight should be a no contest in such cases.
  • The Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix remains ‘unresolved’.

Bellator 277’s co-main event Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson ended in a controversial no contest. Both light heavyweight standouts accidentally clashed heads and were disappointed with how things played out. No $1M for either… at least not now.

The unfortunate event happened in the third round while the challenger, Anderson was in side control. He was trying to land some heavy shots on Nemkov when his forehead accidentally hit the champion’s eyebrow. 

No Contest

Anderson immediately stopped and gave referee Frank Trigg a look while holding his forehead, signaling the headbutt. Nemkov, on the other hand, incurred a nasty cut on his brow. Trigg then stopped the clock to talk to the cage-side doctor.

After taking a look at Nemkov’s cut, the doctor decided to call it off. According to the rule, since the fight only took less than three rounds, a no-contest was required as there were not enough rounds for the officials to come with a score.

Anderson was (arguably) winning

Both Nemkov and Anderson were evidently disappointed after the fight was declared a no contest. However, it was more devastating on the part of “Overtime,” who was evidently winning the fight.

Until the accidental headbutt, Anderson had been the more dominant fighter both in standup and on the ground. The challenger was able to land a some hard shots on Nemkov. The champion was able to bounce back a bit on the ground but failed to maintain control.

Nemkov was already bleeding in the start of the second round. Anderson picked up where he left off and dominated the Russian fighter in half guard for the majority of the round.

Anderson was able to hit Nemkov with some heavy punches early in round three once again. However, the champion somehow managed to get the better of “Overtime” on the ground and attempted to go for a choke submission. Anderson was able to snuck out and returned the favor by gaining side control.

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