Reigning Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov, who successfully defended his title against Cuban Yoel Romero at Bellator 297 in Chicago last weekend, topped the list of the organization’s best fighters regardless of weight category, displacing Brazilian Patricio “Pitbull” Freire from the first line of the rating. .
Before the fight with Romero, the Russian fighter became the winner of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, in which he defended his championship belt three times and also won one million dollars.
After defeating the Cuban by unanimous decision after five rounds, 31-year-old Vadim Nemkov confirmed that he could move up to heavyweight and challenge reigning division champion Ryan Bader, from whom he took the Bellator light heavyweight title three years ago.
On the third line of the P4P Bellator list is the Ukrainian Yaroslav Amosov, who owns the welterweight title, and the American Sergio Pettis, who successfully defended the championship belt in the bantamweight category in the confrontation with Pitbull, rose four positions at once and took fourth place in the ranking.
Rounding out the top five of the league’s best fighters is reigning Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblin, while Russian Usman Nurmagomedov, who holds the Bellator lightweight title, lost one position and moved to seventh line.