Bellator 244 Results: Vadim Nemkov Stops Ryan Bader And Wins The Light Heavyweight Title (Highlights)

Vadim Nemkov went from prospect to champion as he defeated Ryan Bader by TKO in the second round to win the Bellator light heavyweight title

Vadim Nemkov
Vadim Nemkov - Image via @BellatorMMA Twitter

It’s time for the main event of the evening here in Uncasville, Connecticut. The Bellator light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (27-5) looks to defend his light-heavyweight title against the dangerous Vadim Nemkov (11-2).

Round 1

The fighters touch gloves and Bader takes the center of the octagon. Bader lands a right hand. Nemkov retaliates with a left hook. Leg kick checked by Nemkov who takes the center of the cage. Nemkov lands a leaping right hand. Nemkov lands a right hand but eats one from Bader. Nemkov keeps the center of the cage and lands a combination. Nemkov lands with a jab and Bader missed with the counter. Bader gets a takedown and gets the top position. Nemkov retains full guard and gets back up. Jab lands for Nemkov, but Bader lands a counter right hand. Nemkov pushes Bader back as the round ends.

10-9 Nemkov

Round 2

Nemkov lands a big leg kick at the beginning of the round. Nemkov lands a big right hand. Nemkov lands a jab ann pushes Bader back but the referee stops a fight for an eye poke. Nemkov pressures Bader and lands to the body. Bader lands a jab but Nemkov lands a big head kick and drops Bader. Nemkov lands some devastating ground and pound but Bader gets back up. Nemkov follows him and knocks him down with a left hand and the fight is over! Vadim Nemkov is the new Bellator light heavyweight champion!

Official results: Vadim Nemkov defeats Ryan Bader by TKO at 3m22s of the second round.

Check the highlights below:

Published on August 22, 2020 at 12:09 am
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