Vadim Nemkov, Corey Anderson Climbs Pound-For-Pound Rankings After Bellator Grand Prix Wins

Two competitors move up the rankings after their respective wins Saturday.

Vadim Nemkov emerged victorious against Julius Anglickas while on the same night, Corey Anderson finished his quota of the fight via KO at the semifinals of the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix.

Nemkov, the current champion, retained the title after submitting Anglickas via kimura lock in the fourth round of the fight. Nemkov dominated all the rounds and there was no moment in the fight where he wasn’t seen dictating the terms. With this win, the Russian moves one spot up in the men’s pound-for-pound rankings currently standing at the No. 2 position in the list.

Anderson also made light work of former light heavyweight and current heavyweight champion Ryan Bader landing a solid shot early in the fight and eventually finishing him within a minute of the bout. This victory saw Anderson also making upward strides in the pound-for-pound rankings, claiming the No. 6 spot in the list.

Now the two bombers –Nemkov and Anderson — are set to face each other with both the tournament and light heavyweight championships on the line.

FIGHTER RECORD
1. AJ McKee 18-0
2. Vadim Nemkov 15-2
3. Patricio Pitbull 32-5
4. Gegard Mousasi 48-7-2
5. Yaroslav Amosov 26-0
6. Corey Anderson 16-5
7. Sergio Pettis 21-5
8. Ryan Bader 28-7
9. Michael Page 20-1
10. Valentin Moldavsky 11-1
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