Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov has signed a new contract with the promotion.
Nemkov agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year exclusive deal with Bellator MMA. He is 16-2 overall and coming off a recent victory over Corey Anderson.
Along with the win vs. Anderson, Nemkov has also bested the likes of Ryan Bader, Phil Davis and Liam McGeary. He is a perfect 8-0 with Bellator.
“Vadim Nemkov was another athlete that we wanted to make sure we had on the Bellator roster for the foreseeable future. He’s a huge part of one of the divisions that we feel is the strongest in all of mixed martial arts,” Bellator President Scott Coker said. “Our light heavyweight tournament showcased that we have the top talent in the world at 205-pounds and we’re proud to be able to retain such a talented fighter to continue to lead that division.
“I am looking forward to seeing Vadim in exciting matchups in 2023 and beyond.”
Nemkov was forced out of a planned title defense vs. Yoel Romero.