Bellator has a new light heavyweight champion after the title modified hands in spectacular vogue at Bellator 244 on Friday night.
Russia’s Vadim Nemkov stepped into the “FightSphere” and dethroned two-division champion Ryan Bader in the main function in Uncasville to assert the promotion’s 205-pound title and in the approach avenge the defeat of his mentor, Fedor Emelianenko.
Bader (27-6 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) finished “The Very last Emperor” in just 35 seconds in the Bellator heavyweight grand prix as he captured the heavyweight title and became the promotion’s initial simultaneous two-division champion.
But Nemkov (13-2 MMA, 5- BMMA) exacted agonizing revenge as he dropped Bader with a head kick, then battered “Darth” until eventually referee Kerry Hatley waved off the bout at the 3:02 mark of the next round.
Bellator 244 took put Friday at Mohegan Sunshine Arena. The key card aired on Paramount Network and DAZN soon after prelims on MMA Junkie.
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