Bellator is back in the “Fight Sphere” for Bellator 244 tonight, Friday, Aug. 21.
Headlining the event is a light heavyweight title fight between current champion Ryan Bader and challenger Vadim Nemkov at the Mohegun Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Former Bellator women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd looks to re-enter the win column against Jessy Miele.
Bellator 244 results below:
Main Card 10 p.m. ET [Paramount Network/DAZN]:
Official decision: Vadim Nemkov def. Ryan Bader via TKO at 3:02 in round 2.
*Nemkov becomes the new Bellator light-heavyweight champion
Official decision : Julia Budd def. Jessy Miele via unanimous decision [30-26, 30-27, 30-27]
Official decision: Valentin Moldavsky def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision [30-27 3x]
Official decision: John Salter def. Andrew Kapel via submission [arm-triangle] at 3:11 in round 3.
Preliminary Card 7:15 p.m. ET [Youtube]:
Official decision: Yaroslav Amosov def. Mark Lemminger via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 1, 5:00
Official decision: Sidney Outlaw def. Adam Piccolotti via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Official decision: Josh Hill def. Erik Perez via unanimous decision [29-28, 30-27, 30-27]
Featherweight bout: Weber Almeida def. Salim Mukhidino via knockout at 3:57 in round 1.
Official decision: John de Jesus def. Vladyslav Parubchenko via unanimous decision [29-28, 30-27, 29-28].
Official decision: Chris Gonzalez def. Vladimir Tokov via split decision [29-28, 28-29, 30-27]
Official decision: Lucas Brennan def. Will Smith via TKO at 4:14 in round 2.
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