Bellator 268: Vadim Nemkov Submits Julius Anglickas In Bloody Headliner
Vadim Nemkov made sure to draw blood in his first title defense, inching closer to the light heavyweight title.
Nemkov (15-2) battered up Julius Anglickas (10-2) via submission in the fourth round of the Bellator 268 main event.
Nemkov, a student of legendary Fedor Emelianenko, successfully defended his title for the first time. It was an awe-inspiring performance.
“I hit him with a few good shots and realized it’s not going to happen. So I decided to go with the submissions,” he said.
In the first round, Anglickas landed a huge right hand, and Nemkov was hurt, but he answered back with displaying his skills on the ground.
This was the first semi-final battle of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix and the second one came in the co-main event.
In the co-main event, Corey Anderson destroyed Ryan Bader in the very first round.
He landed a huge right hand and dropped his rival. After that, he put his ground and pound skills to the test and finished the fight in less than a minute.
He moved to the finals and will share the cage with Nemkov for the light heavyweight title.
Former Bellator champion Brent Primus defeated former UFC champion Benson Henderson via unanimous decision.
Benson talked a lot that he was going to make a statement in this fight. He mentioned that he was supposed to fight for the title, and in this fight, he would clarify why he is the next title challenger.
However, Primus bested him and earned another victory and the potential title shot.