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Vadim Nemkov vs Corey Anderson report
Who won Nemkov vs Anderson?
Vadim Nemkov beat Corey Anderson by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of Bellator 288, on Friday 18th November 2022 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
The scorecards were announced as 48-47, 49-46, 49-46 in favor of winner Vadim Nemkov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest was for the Bellator light heavyweight championship.
Nemkov vs Anderson stats
Vadim Nemkov stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Corey Anderson made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Nemkov had an advantage in power over Anderson, with a 64% knock out percentage over Anderson's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nemkov had a large advantage over Anderson, boasting at 21% submission rate over Anderson's 0%.
Vadim Nemkov was the younger man by 3 years, at 30 years old.
Anderson had a height advantage of 3 inches over Nemkov.
Nemkov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 months later than Anderson, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 18 less professional rounds, 39 to Anderson's 57.
Nemkov vs Anderson form
Nemkov had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he Corey Anderson at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by in the 3rd round at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Julius Anglickas at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by in the 4th round in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
Going into that contest, he had beat Phil Davis at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had won against Ryan Bader at Bellator 244 on 21st August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had beat Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 230 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Allianz Cloud Arena, Milan, Italy.
Nemkov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Nemkov vs Anderson?
Vadim Nemkov was a 33/20 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Corey Anderson made his way into the ring at 11/25 (-230) with oddsmakers.
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