Vadim Nemkov defended and Usman Nurmagomedov claimed a title at Bellator 288 Friday night.
In the main event from Chicago live on Showtime, Nemkov bested Corey Anderson via decision to retain his light heavyweight crown. All three judges scored it in favor of Nemkov, as he improved to 16-2 with a no-contest.
Nurmagomedov pushed his unbeaten mark to 15-0 with a one-sided win over Patricky Pitbull, sweeping all three scorecards and all five rounds.
Timur Khizriev stunned Daniel Weichel, Daniel James finished Tyrell Fortune and Levan Chokheli topped Roman Faraldo. Weichel, Fortune and Faraldo were all ranked in the Top-10 at their respective weights.
BELLATOR 288: NEMKOV VS. ANDERSON 2 / PITBULL VS. NURMAGOMEDOV
* C-Vadim Nemkov (16-2, 1 NC) defeated #1-Corey Anderson (16-5, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
* #1-Usman Nurmagomedov (15-0) defeated C-Patricky Pitbull (24-11) via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-44)
* Timur Khizriev (12-0) defeated #7-Daniel Weichel (42-14) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
* Daniel James (14-6-1) defeated #5-Tyrell Fortune (12-3, 1 NC) via TKO (strikes) at :27 of round two
* Levan Chokheli (11-2, 1 NC) defeated #10-Roman Faraldo (8-1) via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
* Imamshafi Aliev (9-0) defeated Sean Fallon (16-8) via TKO at 3:20 of round one
* Killys Mota (14-3) defeated Jairo Pachecho (7-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Archie Colgan (6-0) defeated Jesse Hannam (2-2) via TKO (strikes) at :50 of round one
* #10-Sullivan Cauley (5-0) defeated Jay Radick (3-1) via KO (punches) at 1:01 of round one
* Jordan Newman (5-0) defeated Jayden Taulker (2-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:20 of round two
* Laird Anderson (3-0) defeated Rob Fenicle (2-3) via TKO (strikes) at 2:28 of round two
* Isaiah Hokit (2-1) defeated Matias Nader (3-1) via TKO (strikes) at 3:48 of round two
* Wladmir Gouvea (1-0) defeated Kory Moegenburg (2-5) via TKO (strikes) at 1:46 of round two