Mild heavyweight Corey Anderson is hoping to combat Vadim Nemkov or Phil Davis following soon after a victorious Bellator debut about Melvin Manhoef.
Anderson was a major free of charge-agent signing just after mutually parting with strategies with the UFC this previous summer. A previous top rated-five gentle heavyweight in the UFC, Anderson was matched up against Manhoef for his debut in the Bellator cage. On paper, it looked like a squash match between a young, elite 205lber and an ageing 44-12 months-old fighter in Manhoef, and it played out just like that in the cage as Anderson received through vicious 2nd-spherical TKO.
The gain in excess of Manhoef was a great way for Bellator to introduce Anderson to its audience and for “Overtime” to get some cage time immediately after possessing not fought given that February. It may well also be sufficient for Anderson to get a title shot in opposition to Nemkov, the new winner, or at the really the very least a battle with Davis, the previous champion. Talking to reporters following Bellator 251, Anderson claimed he needs possibly Nemkov or Davis subsequent.
“We already noticed Nemkov conquer (Davis) as soon as. I assume he just got improved. He’s going to do the similar issue, so technically, I want Nemkov. But if Phil wins, I want Phil. I want the belt. I want that belt on my wall. I have been dreaming about it. I want a belt above my Television when I wake up every early morning. I want to see it (and say), ‘I did that,’” Anderson stated (by means of MMAjunkie.com).
Nemkov is coming off of an incredible TKO acquire in excess of Ryan Bader that saw him gain the Bellator gentle heavyweight championship. As for Davis, he has received 3 straight fights which includes a split choice more than Lyoto Machida in his past fight. Bellator may pair up Nemkov vs. Davis upcoming and have Anderson battle the winner for the belt, but there is unquestionably the opportunity Anderson could just get the title shot from Nemkov correct away.
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