Bellator 257 continues MMA action live on Showtime on Friday April 16 from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The fight card comprises fourteen bouts with a pair of light heavyweight World Grand Prix quarter-finals featured on the top of the bill. In the main event the defending 205-pound champion Vadim Nemkov meets Phil Davis in the rematch.
Nemkov (12-2) defeated Davis (22-5, 1 NC) by split decision in their first fight in November 2018. After that he submitted Rafael Carvalho in the second round and stopped former two-division titleholder Ryan Bader also in Round 2, to become a new light heavyweight champion and secure the seventh straight victory.
Davis is coming off the win by split decision against Lyoto Machida. Prior to that he scored a pair of third-round TKOs against Karl Albrektsson and Liam McGeary.
In Bellator 257 co-main event Corey Anderson (14-5) goes up against Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (18-5-1). The full fight card can be found below.
MMA fans can watch Bellator 257: Nemkov vs Davis 2 live on Showtime. The start time is scheduled for Friday, April 16 at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT. The undercard live stream is available on the promotion’s channel on YouTube, beginning at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT.
Bellator 257: Nemkov vs Davis 2 card
- Vadim Nemkov vs. Phil Davis
- Corey Anderson vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov
- Veta Arteaga vs. Desiree Yanez
- Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi
- Julia Budd vs. Dayana Silva
- Karl Albrektsson vs. Viktor Nemkov
- Jay Jay Wilson vs. Pedro Carvalho
- Mads Burnell vs. Saul Rogers
- Julius Anglickas vs. Gregory Milliard
- John De Jesus vs. Alfred Khashakyan
- Steve Mowry vs. Shaun Asher
- Grachik Bozinyan vs. Demarques Jackson
- Marcus Surin vs. Lance Gibson Jr.
- Raymond Daniels vs. Peter Stanonik