Vadim Nemkov taps Julius Anglickas, punches ticket to grand prix final

PHOENIX – Vadim Nemkov is still the light heavyweight champ.

At Bellator 268, Nemkov (14-2 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 7-0 BMMA) beat competition alternate Julius Anglickas (10-2 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 3-1 BMMA) by means of submission (kimura) at 4:25 of Round 1.

The occasion happened Saturday at Footprint Center. The primary card aired on Showtime after prelims on mixed martial arts Addict.

Heavy blows were exchanged in the type of stiff jabs early on, however it was Anglickas who landed the very first enormous punch. As the 2 tossed, Anglickas blasted Nemkov with a punch that dropped the Russian champ. Nemkov rapidly bounced up and protected a takedown. Anglickas worked his method to the feet where the 2 exchanged for the rest of the round. Nemkov clocked Anglickas with a rattling shot right before the round ended.

In Round 2, both guys once again came out heavy. After some striking exchanges, Nemkov tossed Anglickas to the canvas and worked from side control. Anglickas pressed Nemkov into guard. From there, Nemkov landed nasty ground-and-pound – and things got unpleasant. Elbows began it off and the punches followed. Anglickas attempted to prevent the damage however was not able. Completion of the round conserved him, nevertheless, as bot fighters increased to their feet covered in blood.

The cutman did a great job in between rounds to stop the bleeding on Anglickas’ head. Nemkov went back to action to the ground nearly right away in Round 3. After some obstructed punches, Nemkov passed to side control. Anglickas as soon as again pressed Nemkov into side control. Nemkov worked for an armbar. Several shots were warded off by Anglickas – consisting of one at the end-of-horn buzzer.

Round 4 was more of the very same. Nemkov scored another takedown and Anglickas’ forehead was fulfilled with periodic punches. Nemkov caught Anglickas’ arm in the crucifix, however Anglickas presented. A straight armbar effort from Nemkov stopped working. Nemkov then opted for a kimura. The crank fasted and definitive. Anglickas tapped which was all that was composed.

With the win, Nemkov effectively safeguards his title for the 2nd time and advances to the $1 million grand prix last where he will deal with Corey Anderson, who beat Ryan Bader by 51-second TKO previously on the card.

Take a look at the complete Bellator 268 results listed below:

  • Champ Vadim Nemkov def. Julius Anglickas by means of submission (kimura) – Round 4, 4:25 – for light heavyweight title; light heavyweight competition semifinal

  • Corey Anderson def. Ryan Bader by means of TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:51 – light heavyweight competition semifinal

  • Brent Primus def. Benson Henderson by means of consentaneous choice (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Henry Corrales def. Vladyslav Parubchenko by means of consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Karl Albrektsson def. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov by means of consentaneous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Mukhamed Berkhamov def. Jaleel Willis by means of submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:05

  • Nick Browne def. Bobby Lee by means of submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:38

  • Javier Torres def. Gregory Milliard by means of split choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

  • Sumiko Inaba def. Randi Field by means of submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:02

  • Lance Gibson Jr. def. Raymond Pina by means of TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:44

  • Jaylon Bates def. Raphael Montini by means of submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:49

  • Sullivan Cauley def. Deon Clash by means of TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:59

  • Maria Henderson def. Collette Santiago by means of submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 0:40

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.