Oct 16 2021
Saturday

Footprint Center, Phoenix, United States

Bellator 266
5 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
12-2-0

est. walkout:

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broadcast start time:

US - Sat 10:00pm EST / UK - N/A

22-6-0

Belts on The Line

Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship

The tape

29
Age
37
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
N/A
Reach
78" / 198 cm

Full record

UD 5KO 2SUB 2SD 3KO 3
Form
KO 2SUB 2
12
Wins
22
9
By KO
16
75
KO%
73
2
By Sub
0
17
SUB%
0
2
Losses
6
1
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
5
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2006
14
Bouts
28
22
Rounds
50
1 hours, 29 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 9 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
-
-
Bellator
4
15
Tapology
-

Vadim Nemkov vs Anthony Johnson preview

When is Nemkov vs Johnson?

Vadim Nemkov will face Anthony Johnson, as the main event of Bellator 266, on Saturday 16th October 2021 at Footprint Center in Phoenix.

The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

This contest is for the Bellator light heavyweight championship.

Nemkov vs Johnson stats

Vadim Nemkov steps 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.

Anthony Johnson will make his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Nemkov has a slight advantage in power over Johnson, with a 75% knock out percentage over Johnson's 73%.

Vadim Nemkov is the younger man by 8 years, at 29 years old.

Johnson has a height advantage of 2 inches over Nemkov.

Nemkov is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 14 less 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 28 less professional rounds, 22 to Johnson's 50.

Nemkov vs Johnson form

Nemkov has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he 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, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 230 on 12th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Allianz Cloud Arena, Milan, Italy.

Before that, he had beat Phil Davis at Bellator 209 on 15th November 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Menora Mivtachim, Tel Aviv, Israel.

He had defeated Liam McGeary at Bellator 194 on 16th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.

Activity check

Nemkov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Johnson's last 2 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

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