Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Nemkov vs Davis?
Vadim Nemkov beat Phil Davis by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of Bellator 257, on Friday 16th April 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
The scorecards were announced as 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 Davis stats
Vadim Nemkov stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Phil Davis made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Nemkov had a massive power advantage over Davis, boasting at 75% knock out percentage over Davis' 27%.
Vadim Nemkov was the younger man by 7 years, at 29 years old.
Davis had a height advantage of 2 inches over Nemkov.
Nemkov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year and 8 months later than Davis, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 51 less professional rounds, 22 to Davis' 73.
Nemkov vs Davis form
Davis had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Lyoto Machida at Bellator 245 on 11th September 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Karl Albrektsson at Bellator 231 on 25th October 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had won against Liam McGeary at Bellator 220 on 27th April 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at SAP Center, San Jose.
Before that, he had been beaten by Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 209 on 15th November 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Menora Mivtachim, Tel Aviv, Israel.
He had beat Linton Vassell at Bellator 200 on 25th May 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Nemkov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Davis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.