Vadim Nemkov News
Vadim Nemkov announces move to heavyweight, will likely vacate the Bellator light heavyweight title
Harry Kettle - August 11, 2023
Vadim Nemkov eyeing rematch with Ryan Bader to avenge Fedor Emelianenko: "I have to beat him"
Josh Evanoff - June 29, 2023
Scott Coker praises Vadim Nemkov after win over Yoel Romero: "Best 205-pounder on the planet"
Josh Evanoff - June 19, 2023
Bellator champion Vadim Nemkov hints at moving up to heavyweight: "I may try myself"
Fernando Quiles - June 19, 2023
WATCH | Vadim Nemkov has virtual face-off with Yoel Romero as 'Soldier of God' misses presser due to fear of heights
Josh Evanoff - June 14, 2023
Bellator light-heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov had a unique staredown with Yoel Romero today. The Russian has been out of the cage since his rematch with Corey Anderson last October. At Bellator 288, Vadim Nemkov scored a unanimous decision win over ‘Overtime’ to retain his light-heavyweight title. That was a huge win for the champion, as it set the record for most Bellator title defenses in the division, with three.
Two title fights announced for Bellator 297, including Vadim Nemkov vs. Yoel Romero
Lewis Simpson - March 27, 2023
Bellator MMA has announced a spectacular two-title fight card that will go down on June 16 in Chicago, Illinois, at Bellator 297. After a successful turnout last November at the Wintrust Arena, where Vadim Nemkov defended his title against Cory Anderson at Bellator 288, the promotion is heading back with a mouthwatering card.
Vadim Nemkov vs. Yoel Romero scrapped from Bellator 290, current champion added to co-main event slot
Josh Evanoff - December 27, 2022
Bellator 290’s main card has lost a champion but gained another. On February 4th, Fedor Emelianenko will fight for the final time against Ryan Bader. The bout is actually a rematch of their prior encounter at Bellator 214. In their January 2019 fight, ‘Darth’ scored a first-round knockout win over the legend.
Corey Anderson issues statement following loss to Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 288
Chris Taylor - November 19, 2022
Corey Anderson has issued a statement after suffering a decision loss to Vadim Nemkov in last night’s Bellator 288 main event. Anderson (16-6, 1 NC) rematched Nemkov (16-2, 1 NC) yesterday evening in Chicago, this after an accidental foul saw their first fight end in a no contest.
Bellator champion Vadim Nemkov reflects on 2015 loss to UFC champion Jiri Prochazka: "Maybe one day we'll cross paths and fight again"
Josh Evanoff - November 17, 2022
Bellator light-heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov could go for a rematch with UFC light-heavyweight titleholder Jiri Prochazka. The Russian is set to return tomorrow night at Bellator 288 against Corey Anderson. The bout will be a rematch of their first encounter from April, in the finals of Bellator’s light-heavyweight Grand Prix. In their first bout, ‘Overtime’ was dominating en route to a no-contest after a third-round headbutt.
Corey Anderson reveals he was told he defeated Vadim Nemkov prior to no-contest ruling
Josh Evanoff - April 18, 2022
Corey Anderson has revealed what he was told following his fight with Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 277. ‘Overtime’ met the Russian in the finals of the Bellator light-heavyweight Grand Prix. The 205-pound title on the line, as well as one million dollars, were on the line. So, the stakes couldn’t have been higher last Saturday night.
Pros react after Corey Anderson vs. Vadim Nemkov is ruled a no-contest
Chris Taylor - April 15, 2022
Tonight’s Bellator 277 event was co-headlined by a light heavyweight title fight featuring Vadim Nemkov taking on Corey Anderson. Nemkov (15-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) was looking to earn his third straight title defense this evening in San Jose. The Russian had last competed at Bellator 268, where he defeated Julius Anglickas via submission to advance to the World Grand Prix finals.
Bellator 277 Results: Corey Anderson vs. Vadim Nemkov ends in a no-contest (Video)
Chris Taylor - April 15, 2022
Tonight’s Bellator 277 event is co-headlined by a light heavyweight title fight featuring Vadim Nemkov taking on Corey Anderson. Nemkov (15-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA), the reigning 205lbs champion, will be looking to earn his third straight title defense this evening. The Russian last competed at Bellator 268, where he defeated Julius Anglickas via submission to advance to the World Grand Prix finals.