Vadim Nemkov reacted to Francis Ngannou’s fight being announced

Former Bellator bantamweight titleholder Vadim Nemkov, who is set to make his heavyweight debut in a few hours against former PFL champion Bruno Cappelozza, isn’t too upset with the news that former UFC champion Francis Ngannou’s opponent will be determined in a title superfight between Ryan Bader and Henan Ferreira.

“If we made this decision, then we will wait further for new challenges, fights,” the Russian said in a pre-fight interview. “To fight whoever is offered. So it’s not time yet. This is business.”

“Maybe they are drumming up interest in the fight with this news, and all the people will be wondering who will fight Ngannou. And then maybe Ngannou will say no and they’ll decide that I should fight the winner of that pairing. Time will tell.”

“In general, I’m not worried – my goal is to beat Bruno Cappelozza, to win early, to win brightly, and to show a beautiful fight.”

Recall that the fight between Vadim Nemkov and Bruno Cappelozza will be part of the joint PFL and Bellator tournament, which will be held on February 24 in Riyadh, and the fight between Ryan Bader and Henan Ferreira will headline the event.

As for Francis Ngannou, he is finalizing his preparations for a boxing match against former world champion Anthony Joshua on March 8 in Saudi Arabia to determine a potential challenger for the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title.