Bellator 244 Weigh-In Results: Ryan Bader Vs. Vadim Nemkov
For the first time in two+ years, the Bellator Light Heavyweight Title will be on the line. Ryan Bader will look to truly cement his status as a fighting double-champion when he defends his title against Vadim Nemkov.
On Friday, August 21, Bellator 244 will be taking place inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Before the fighters face off in the cage, the weigh-ins will be taking place.
Bader (27-5, 1 NC) joined Bellator in 2017 following a 15-5 record in the UFC. The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner won the Bellator Light Heavyweight Title in his Bellator debut in 2017, beating Phil Davis at Bellator 180. He defended the title a few months later against Linton Vassell, beating him via TKO. Following that win, Bader moved up to heavyweight and competed in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. He beat Muhammed Lawal, Matt Mitrione, and Fedor Emelianenko to win the tournament and the vacant Bellator Heavyweight Title.
Bader’s last fight was a no-contest bout against Cheick Kongo for the heavyweight title in September. He was supposed to fight Nemkov on May 9. The event was postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nemkov (11-2) is currently on a six-fight win streak. The four-time Sambo World Champion made his Bellator debut in 2017, beating Philipe Lins via knockout. He would later beat Liam McGeary, Phil Davis, and Rafael Carvalho, the last bout coming back in October.
Check out the updated weigh-in results from Bellator 244!
Main Card (Paramount Network/DAZN, 10 p.m. ET)
Ryan Bader (204) (c) v. Vadim Nemkov (203.9) – Bellator Light Heavyweight Title
Julia Budd (145.8) v. Jessy Miele (147)*
Roy Nelson (264.9) v. Valentin Moldavsky (234.6)
Andrew Kapel (185.1) v. John Salter (186)
Prelims (Bellator YouTube Channel, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Sidney Outlaw (156) v. Adam Piccolotti (155.3)
Erik Perez (135.6) v. Joshua Hill (136)
Lucas Brennan (145.8) v. Will Smith (143.7)
Vladimir Tokov (155.3) v. Chris Gonzalez (156)
Weber Almeida (157.5) v. Salim Mukhidinov (147.8)
Yaroslav Amosov (174.4) v. Mark Lemminger (174.6)
John de Jesus (149.1) v. Vladyslav Parubchenkno (149.6)