Vadim Nemkov (L) (Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA)

Bellator 257 Results: Nemkov Tops Davis Again, Anderson Dismantles Yagshimuradov

On Friday, April 16, Bellator MMA hosted Bellator 257: Nemkov vs. Davis 2 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s light heavyweight grand prix continued as current titleholder Vadim Nemkov rematched former champion Phil Davis. The pair met previously at Bellator 209, with the Russian Nemkov edging Davis by split decision. Davis had rebounded with three straight wins, while Nemkov extended his winning streak to seven, unseating Ryan Bader and claiming gold in the process.

Another tournament quarterfinal took place in the co-main event as UFC veteran Corey Anderson welcomed Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov to the Bellator cage.


The prelims kicked off live above at 5:30 p.m. ET, followed at 9 p.m. ET by the main card live on Showtime.

Vadim Nemkov def. Phil Davis by unanimous decision (48-47 x3) – light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal
Corey Anderson def. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 2:15 – light heavyweight grand prix quarterfinal
Veta Arteaga def. Desiree Yanez by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Paul Daley def. Sabah Homasi by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:44
Julia Budd def. Dayana Silva by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Julius Anglickas def. Gregory Milliard by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Steve Mowry def. Shaun Asher by TKO (knee and punches). Round 1, 0:55
Grachik Bozinyan def. Demarques Jackson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Raymond Daniels def. Peter Stanonik by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26)
Lance Gibson Jr. def. Marcus Surin by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Karl Albrektsson def. Viktor Nemkov by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Mads Burnell def. Saul Rogers by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:08
Jay Jay Wilson def. Pedro Carvalho by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 0:53