BELLATOR 257: Nemkov vs. Davis 2 will be broadcast today, Friday, April 16 on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, while preliminary bouts will stream on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Channel, and Pluto TV beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT.
The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The main card airs on Showtime following preliminary fights on MyMMANews.com (see above).
In the main event, Vadim Nemkov will put his Bellator light heavyweight title on the line against former champion Phil Davis in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal.
Corey Anderson faces Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov in another Grand Prix quarterfinal on the card in the co-main event.
Bellator 257 results below:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
Champ Vadim Nemkov defeated Phil Davis via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) – for light heavyweight title; light heavyweight tournament opening round
Corey Anderson defeated Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov via TKO – Round 3, 2:15 – light heavyweight tournament opening round
Veta Arteaga defeated Desiree Yanez via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Paul Daley defeated Sabah Homasi via TKO – Round 2, 1:44
PRELIMINARY CARD (MyMMANews.com, 5:30 p.m. ET)
Julia Budd defeated Dayana Silva via split decision decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Julius Anglickas defeated Gregory Milliard via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Steve Mowry defeated Shaun Asher via TKO – Round 1, 0:55
Grachik Bozinyan defeated Demarques Jackson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Raymond Daniels defeated Peter Stanonik via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Lance Gibson Jr. defeated Marcus Surin via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Karl Albrektsson defeated Viktor Nemkov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mads Burnell defeated Saul Rogers via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:08
Jay Jay Wilson defeated Pedro Carvalho via TKO – Round 2, 0:53
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