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Bellator 257, Nemkov vs. Davis 2
Corey Anderson

Bellator 257: 'Nemkov vs. Davis 2' Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - April 15, 2021

Tonight’s Bellator 257 event is headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between current champion Vadim Nemkov and former title holder Phil Davis. Nemkov (12-2 MMA) and Davis (22-5 MMA) originally collided at Bellator 209 in November of 2018, with the Russian emerging victorious by way of split decision.

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Phil Davis, not Corey Anderson, gets next Bellator title shot against Vadim Nemkov

Adam Martin - November 10, 2020

Bellator president Scott Coker said that Phil Davis, and not Corey Anderson, will get the next title shot against 205lbs champ Vadim Nemkov. After Anderson dominated Melvin Manhoef in his Bellator debut, many fans and media thought he could jump past Davis for the next title shot against Nemkov, who will be making his first title defense since knocking out Ryan Bader. However, it appears as though Bellator has decided to go with Davis instead of Anderson for the next title shot.

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Corey Anderson hoping for Vadim Nemkov or Phil Davis next after victorious Bellator debut

Adam Martin - November 5, 2020

Light heavyweight Corey Anderson is hoping to fight Vadim Nemkov or Phil Davis next after a victorious Bellator debut over Melvin Manhoef. Anderson was a big free-agent signing after mutually parting with ways with the UFC this past summer. A former top-five light 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 aging 44-year-old fighter in Manhoef, and it played out just like that in the cage as Anderson won via vicious second-round TKO.

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Bellator 245 Results: Phil Davis defeats Lyoto Machida (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - September 11, 2020

Light heavyweight veterans Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis will square off for a second time in the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 245 event. The pair first met back in August of 2013 while under the UFC banner, with Davis emerging victorious by way of unanimous decision.

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Bellator 220 results: Phil Davis finishes Liam McGeary (Highlights)

Drake Riggs - April 27, 2019

After the Bellator 220 main card action was kicked off by lightweights Gaston Bolanos and Nathan Stolen, we got to the big boys at light heavyweight for a rematch. In November 2016, “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis dominated the then champion, Liam McGeary over the course of five rounds. It was now McGeary’s chance to seek revenge.

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EXCLUSIVE | Phil Davis not bothered by Ryan Bader's recent success ahead of Bellator 220

Drake Riggs - April 25, 2019

The man known as ‘Mr. Wonderful,’ Phil Davis, has been one of the best light heavyweights in the world since he started climbing his way up the UFC ladder from 2010 to 2014. After going 9-3 (1 NC) inside the Octagon, Davis would find his way to the Bellator cage where he would make his debut in the Bellator 142 one night tournament that saw him submit former champion, Emanuel Newton, before knocking out a fellow former UFC vet in Francis Carmont.

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Bellator 209 gets additional bouts including the debut of Cindy Dandois

Drake Riggs - August 20, 2018

Recently we got treated to the announcement of Bellator 209’s fantastic headliner between featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez. Now throw three more fights into the mix. On November 15th Bellator will return to Tel Aviv, Israel for the third time. And the card is beginning to shape up.

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EXCLUSIVE | Phil Davis worried for Chuck Liddell in return fight

Drake Riggs - May 24, 2018

When it comes to some of Bellator’s best acquisitions over the past few years, none get much better than UFC veteran, Phil ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Davis. Since entering Bellator in 2015, Davis has gone 5-1 adding a championship belt along the way.

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Phil Davis

Bellator light heavyweight champ Phil Davis wants to apologize to the fans

Tom Taylor - June 21, 2017

On June 24, in the main event of Bellator 180 (which serves as the undercard of the stacked Bellator NYC event), light heavyweight champion Phil Davis will attempt to defend his title against one of the newer members of the Bellator roster, Ryan Bader. The bout will be a rematch of a January 2015 contest, which Bader won by split decision. This initial fight between the two Bellator light heavyweights, which occurred in Stockholm, Sweden, still stands out as one of the most lacklustre fights in recent memory. For that, Davis wants to apologize.

Ryan Bader
Ryan Bader

Ryan Bader to bring in a substantial amount over Reebok deal with personal sponsorships

Russell Ess - April 28, 2017

Ryan Bader is one of the noteworthy fighters that jumped ship from the UFC to Bellator MMA recently. With going through the negotiation process between the two major mixed martial arts promotions, Bader ultimately felt like he would be better off changing things up and signing with Bellator. A big factor in Bader’s decision to sign with Bellator surely had to do with the amount of money he could make with his personal sponsorships. With the UFC tied into an exclusive uniform deal with Reebok, many UFC fighters such as Bader lost out on a lot of money from their personal endorsements.

Phil Davis and Ryan Bader target Bellator 180 rematch
Ryan Bader

Phil Davis and Ryan Bader hoping to rematch on stacked Bellator 180 card

Tom Taylor - March 21, 2017

Earlier this week, we learned that long-time UFC light heavyweight contender and TUF season eight winner Ryan Bader had signed with Bellator MMA. The dangerous light heavyweight talent has wasted no time in attempting to book his first fight with the organization, calling out the light heavyweight champ Phil Davis for a fight at Bellator 180 this June 24 in New York City. Luckily for him, Davis seems all for it.