Bader drives though a takedown and now is in control on the mat.
#bellator244, I'm excited to be a part of @BellatorMMA . News. Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. Nemkov stumbles Bader with a left hand and then lands a hard leg kick. Nemkov lands another right hand and again moves right out of range of Bader's return fire.
Looking forward to a night of great fights and get to see who I will have my cross hairs dialed in on as the LHW champ!
Ryan Bader via TKO (strikes), Round 2 to win the Bellator light heavyweight championship. Do you think we will ever see the rematch between Jon Jones and Ryan Bader? Bader and Nemkov are in the cage and ready to throw down for the light heavyweight title. !#Bellator244 pic.twitter.com/RWTQ2Afj6Q, .
Jones has been dominant in the UFC’s light heavyweight division. For some reason the ref isn't stopping the fight. Bellator double champion Ryan Bader has expressed the desire to "run it back" with former opponent and now-former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones under the Bellator banner.
Bader, on the other hand, left the UFC with a 16-5 record to his name and signed with Bellator in 2017 and remains undefeated in the promotion with a 5-0, 1 NC record, winning the Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight titles along the way. Ryan Bader has tremendous respect for Jon Jones but believes the UFC champion’s recent close calls are a consequence of challengers gaining confidence.
Gotta do what’s best for you @JonnyBones There is always another option tho.
"Our plan was to keep moving forward.".
Nemkov lands a good left and a right hand that stuns Bader! Bader took to Twitter to respectfully call out Jones for a rematch of their 2011 clash. The time has come for @RyanBader to face off with Vadim Nemkov in tonight's main event title bout.Tune in live NOW with @ParamountNet & @DAZN_USA in the US and with @SkySports in the UK.#Bellator244 pic.twitter.com/1EhizUkPby, The light heavyweight championship of the world is on the line next at #Bellator244 pic.twitter.com/mk4svcNRCj. Smelling blood, Nemkov kept the pressure up before landing a big head kick that sent Bader stumbling to the canvas. This was a coming-out party for the Russian, who runs his career record to 12-2 and extends his current run to seven straight wins, six of which have come by stoppage. 
pic.twitter.com/oMMFzUryzL, "When we studied his film, we realized Ryan Bader doesn't fight well moving backward," Nemkov said via an interpreter following his victory. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. By Shakiel Mahjouri May 19, 2020, 6:30pm EDT Bader still has the Bellator heavyweight championship to keep him warm at night, but tonight was Nemkov's time to shine. The #1 UFC pound-for-pound fighter great recently asked for his release from the UFC and also announced that he is vacating his light heavyweight title. Read on for all the results from Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.