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Vadim Nemkov vs Phil Davis Predictions & Tips - Nemkov To Successfully Defend Crown

  • Vadim Nemkov vs Phil Davis predictions for Bellator 257 on Friday, April 16
  • Light-heavyweight champion Nemkov has won seven straight fights
  • Davis has bounced back from a previous loss to Nemkov with three straight wins
  • Nemkov tipped to retain and advance in LHW Grand Prix
  • Preview, predictions and head to head stats
The Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix continues on Friday night. (Getty Images)
Leigh Copson 14 Apr 2021
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Vadim Nemkov vs Phil Davis Predictions & Tips

Vadim Nemkov can make a successful first defence of his title and advance in the Grand Prix.

The light-heavyweight champion is riding a seven-fight win streak that includes a win over Phil Davis.

Nemkov broke down Davis with leg kicks that night and that can be the recipe for success again.

  • Vadim Nemkov is on a seven fight win streak
  • Vadim Nemkov is 5-0 since signing with Bellator MMA
  • Vadim Nemkov has beaten three former or current Bellator champions
  • Vadim Nemkov beat Phil Davis via decision in November 2018
  • Vadim Nemkov ended Ryan Bader’s four-year unbeaten run to become champion

Vadim Nemkov Form

Vadim Nemkov has been on a tear since signing with Bellator MMA, winning five straight.

After a debut win over Philipe Lins he stopped former light-heavyweight champion Liam McGeary.

He then bested former 205lb champion Phil Davis before submitting ex-middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho.

Nemkov the claimed the light-heavyweight title by impressively stopping Ryan Bader in round two.

Phil Davis Form

Phil Davis is 5-1 since losing the light-heavyweight title to Ryan Bader in June 2017.

‘Mr Wonderful’ rebounded from that loss with back-to-back wins over Leonardo Leite and Linton Vassell.

Nemkov beat Davis next, but the American again bounced back by stopping Liam McGeary and Karl Albrektsson.

His last outing saw him edge a split decision win over former UFC champion Lyoto Machida.

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Nemkov made a statement with the way he dispatched Bader to become champion.

He should send another message by beating Davis and booking a semi-final spot in the Grand Prix.

Best Bet: Vadim Nemkov Winner @-188.68 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Mekov/Anderson Winner Double @141.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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