Bellator 244 Highlights: Vadim Nemkov KOs double champ Ryan Bader in a stunner!
The Bellator MMA cage was at the Mohegan Sunlight Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Friday for Bellator 244: Bader vs. Nemkov, headlined by the gentle heavyweight title combat concerning twin-division winner Ryan Bader and Vadim Nemkov.
Bader held both the Bellator MMA heavyweight and light heavyweight titles coming into the battle. He captured the 205-pound championship in June 2017 by defeating Phil Davis and acquired the heavyweight title in January 2019 by knocking out Fedor Emelianenko in 35 seconds.
After Friday’s fights, Bader is down to one belt. Nemkov brutally stopped Bader in the second spherical of the primary event in a battle that should have been stopped sooner.
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Complete Bellator 244 Results
- Vadim Nemkov def. Ryan Bader by TKO (strikes) at 3:02, R2
- Julia Budd def. Jessica Miele by unanimous selection (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Valentin Moldavsky def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- John Salter def. Andrew Kapel by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:11, R3
- Yaroslav Amosov def. Mark Lemminger by TKO (physician stoppage) at 5:00, R1
- Sidney Outlaw def. Adam Piccolotti by break up conclusion (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Josh Hill def. Érik Pérez by unanimous determination (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Weber Almeida def. Salim Mukhidinov by TKO (punches) at 3:57, R1
- John de Jesus def. Vladyslav Parubchenko by unanimous selection (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
- Chris Gonzalez def. Vladimir Tokov by split choice (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
- Lucas Brennan def. Will Smith by TKO (punches) at 4:14, R2