BELLATOR 257 RESULTS: Live updates, instant reaction

Friday night Bellator MMA is back in action for the third consecutive week, and it’ll be their second straight weight of the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix. At Bellator 256, former light heavyweight and current heavyweight champion Ryan Bader dominated Lyoto Machida to advance to the semi-finals where he will meet the winner of tonight’s co-main event feature.

WATCH Bellator 257 Prelim LIVE RESULTS

Vadim Nemkov def. Phil Davis by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Mike Pendleton 10:27

Corey Anderson def. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov by TKO, Round 3, 2:15

Mike Pendleton 9:35

Veta Arteaga def. Desiree Yanez by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Mike Pendleton 9:00

Paul Daley def. Sabah Homasi by TKO, Round 2, 1:44

Mike Pendleton 8:21

Julia Budd def. Dayana Silva by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Mike Pendleton 7:46

Julius Anglickas def. Gregory Milliard by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Mike Pendleton 7:20

This fight was missing plenty of offense but Julius Anglickas did what he had to do in order to pick up the win. Following his win he admitted there were some things he needed to figure out mentally, but was also informed that he’s been named the alternate for the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix.

Steve Mowry def. Shaun Asher by TKO, Round 1, :55

Mike Pendleton 6:55

Grachik Bozinyan def. Demarques Jackson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Mike Pendleton 6:51

Another underdog cashed in on the night as Bozinyan ended his two-fight losing streak. Fight had a very competitive and entertaining third round.

Raymond Daniels def. Peter Stanonik by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 20-26)

Mike Pendleton 6:26

Karl Albrektsson def. Viktor Nemkov by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Mike Pendleton, 5:34

Mads Burnell def. Saul Rogers by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 4:08

Mike Pendleton, 5:14pm

Jay Jay Wilson def Pedro Carvalho by TKO (Strikes), Round 2, :53

Mike Pendleton, 4:43pm

Bellator 257 Prelim Live Stream

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Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Rolls On

There will be two more opening round fights for the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix at Bellator 257, when former UFC contender Corey Anderson welcomes Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov who makes his promotional debut. The winner of this fight will move on to face Ryan Bader in the semi-finals.

Tonight’s main event will feature a rematch as champion Vadim Nemkov faces former champion Phil Davis who is not only looking to avenge his loss but also reclaim his title as well. The first time these two met, Nemkov won by split decision. Since their first fight, Davis has gone on to win three consecutive fights while Nemkov has won five straight, including his title capturing fight against Bader last year.

Bellator 257 Live Results

MAIN CARD:

Vadim Nemkov def. Phil Davis by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Corey Anderson def. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov by TKO, Round 3, 2:15

Veta Arteaga def. Desiree Yanez by majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Paul Daley def. Sabah Homasi by TKO, Round 2, 1:44

PRELIMS:

Julia Budd def. Dayana Silva by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Julius Anglickas def. Gregory Milliard by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Steve Mowry def. Shaun Asher by TKO, Round 1, :55

Grachik Bozinyan def. Demarques Jackson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Raymond Daniels def. Peter Stanonik by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Lance Gibson Jr def. Marcus Surin by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Karl Albrektsson def. Viktor Nemkov by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Mads Burnell def. Saul Rogers by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 4:08

Jay Jay Wilson def. Pedro Carvalho by TKO (Strikes), Round 2, :53

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