Bellator 244: Bader vs Nemkov Results

Bellator 244 went down on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The main event saw a new light heavyweight champion crowned, as Vadim Nemkov stopped Ryan Bader in the second round.

In the co-main event, Julia Budd got back to winning way after losing her featherweight title to Cris Cyborg at Bellator 238, by earning a unanimous decision win over Jessy Miele. Elsewhere on the Bellator 244 card, Valentin Moldavsky beat Roy Nelson via unanimous decision, and John Salter scored a third round submission win over Andrew Kapel.

Official results from Bellator 244:

Main card:

Vadim Nemkov def Ryan Bader via second round TKO (3:02) to win the Bellator light heavyweight title

Julia Budd def. Jessy Miele via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Valentin Moldavsky def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

John Salter def. Andrew Kapel via third round arm triangle choke submission (3:11)


Yaroslav Amosov def. Mark Lemminger via first round TKO – doctor’s stoppage (5:00)

Sidney Outlaw def. Adam Piccolotti via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Joshua Hill def. Erik Perez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Weber Almeida def. Salim Mukhidinov via first round KO (3:57)

John de Jesus def. Vladyslav Parubchenko via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Chris Gonzalez def. Vladimir Tokov via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Lucas Brennan def. Will Smith via second round TKO (4:14)

Bellator returns in three weeks with a double header. Bellator 245 goes down on September 11th, headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis, and Cat Zingano’s promotional debut against Gabby Holloway.

And then the following night, Bellator 246 will see Juan Archuleta and Patrick Mix fight for the vacant bantamweight title, Jon Fitch take on Neiman Gracie at welterweight, and Liz Carmouche’s promotional debut against DeAnna Bennett.

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