Bellator has a new light heavyweight champion after Vadim Nemkov brutalized Ryan Bader en route to a big TKO.
Vadim Nemkov def. Ryan Bader (c) by TKO via strikes (3:02, R2)
Nemkov got the better of a relatively competitive first round but the second was a completely different story. Nemkov stunned the former Bellator champ-champ with punches on the feet before flooring him with a head kick. Referee Kerry Hatley gave Bader all the chances to recovery, arguably too many, but Nemkov would not be denied.
Bellator 244 took place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, August 21. A light heavyweight title fight between Ryan Bader and Vadim Nemkov serves as headliner. Stay with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.