Vadim Nemkov Comments on Facing Anthony Johnson or Yoel Romero, Following Bellator 257 Win
By FCF Staff
After Vadim Nemkov advanced to the semifinals of Bellator’s light heavyweight grand prix, by defeating Phil Davis, the champ weighed in on his potential, next opponent.
Nemkov battled Davis in the headliner of Bellator 257, and outscored the former champ for the decision win. With the victory, Nemkov will battle whoever wins the quarterfinal bout between Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero.
After his latest win, Nemov had this to say about the possibility of fighting Johnson or Romero (quote via Bellator).
“Both fighters [Johnson and Romero] are very unpredictable. They can strike or wrestle. I’m a champion and I’m ready for whoever wins that fight. It doesn’t matter to me who I face. Both fighters are really good on the ground or standup and it’s going to be a good fight for me either way.”
And while reviewing his latest performance, Nemkov said this.
“My plan was to out-strike him today and defend the wrestling. I’m pretty happy with my performance but I had some mistakes and I’m going to work on them for next time.
“It’s very hard to knock out Phil Davis so I was getting ready for a five round fight and I knew it was going to go the distance. Our conditioning was on point.”
Johnson and Romero are scheduled to fight in the co-headliner of Bellator 258, which will take place on May 7th.