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Vadim Nemkov vs Yoel Romero preview
When is Nemkov vs Romero?
Vadim Nemkov could potentially face the challenge of Yoel Romero, in Spring 2023.
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 Romero 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.
Yoel Romero would make his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Romero would have a large advantage in power over Nemkov, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Nemkov's 60%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Nemkov would have an advantage over Romero, with a 20% submission rate over Romero's 0%.
Vadim Nemkov is the younger man by 15 years, at 30 years old.
Nemkov is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 6 months later than Romero, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 21 less professional rounds, 39 to Romero's 60.
Nemkov vs Romero 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.
Yoel Romero has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 285 on 23rd September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alex Polizzi at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Phil Davis at Bellator 266 on 18th September 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Paulo Costa at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.
In terms of recent activity, Vadim Nemkov has been fighting more than Yoel Romero.
Vadim Nemkov last fought 3 months and 25 days ago, while Yoel Romero's last outing was 5 months and 20 days ago.
Nemkov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Romero's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Nemkov vs Romero?
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