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Vadim Nemkov vs Anthony Johnson preview
When is Nemkov vs Johnson?
Vadim Nemkov could potentially face Anthony Johnson, in Late 2021.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
The contest would be for the Bellator light heavyweight championship.
Nemkov vs Johnson stats
Vadim Nemkov would step into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Anthony Johnson would make his way to the cage with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Johnson would have an advantage in power over Nemkov, with a 73% knock out percentage over Nemkov's 60%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nemkov would have an advantage over Johnson, with a 20% submission rate over Johnson's 0%.
Vadim Nemkov is the younger man by 9 years, at 30 years old.
Johnson has a height advantage of 2 inches over Nemkov.
Nemkov is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 year and 10 months later than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He has fought 11 less professional rounds, 39 to Johnson's 50.
Nemkov vs Johnson form
Nemkov has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he beat Corey Anderson at Bellator 288 on 18th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States.
Previous to that, he beat Corey Anderson at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at SAP Center, San Jose.
Going into that contest, he had beat Julius Anglickas at Bellator 266 on 16th October 2021 by unanimous decision in the 4th round in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
Before that, he had won against Phil Davis at Bellator 257 on 16th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had beat 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.
Nemkov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Johnson's last 2 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 years and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Nemkov vs Johnson?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Nemkov vs Johnson yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.
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