Having successfully defended the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship against Cuban Yoel Romero, Russian fighter Vadim Nemkov has proven to be the best light heavyweight on the planet, league president Scott Cocker said.
“For me, Vadim Nemkov is the best light heavyweight on the planet in all leagues, including the best representatives of the UFC light heavyweight division,” the head of the organization said at a press conference in Chicago. “He proved it with the fight against Yoel Romero”
“He has speed, agility, he works with combinations, he can punch, kick, transfer, defend – he showed it all. Yoel is a really intimidating guy and if he hits you from above then you’re in trouble but Nemkov’s skill level is really impressive and he’s incredibly good.”
The light heavyweight title fight, which headlined the Bellator 297 tournament the day before, went the full distance and ended with the victory of the Russian by unanimous decision with a score of 49-46 three times.