Bookmakers considers Vadim Nemkov to be the main favorite to win the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. The 28-year-old Russian is the reigning champion of the promotion in this weight category.
Former Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov turned to his fans after defeating Michael Jasper at the Bellator 219 show.
In the main event of the Bellator 218 tournament, the former featherweight title challenger Emmanuel Sanchez defeated Georgi Karakhanyan.
On March 23 at the Winstar World Casino in Tuckerville, USA, at Bellator 218 in the featherweight title fight Emmanuel Sanchez will face Georgi Karakhanyan in the main event.
Heavyweight Sergey Kharitonov responded to critics of former MMA fighter Oleg Taktarov, who believes that Kharitonov feigned his injury in a fight with Matt Mitrione at the Bellator tournament, which took place last weekend. Kharitonov missed a kick to the groin and was unable to continue the meeting at the 15th second of the duel with Mitrion.
Six-time sambo world champion Marina Mokhnatkina believes that the transition to Bellator is a step forward in her career. Earlier it became known that Mokhnatkina signed a contract with Bellator for four fights.
Six-time sambo world champion Marina Mokhnatkina of Russia has signed a contract with Bellator organization, Adrian Bakosh, the representative of the athlete reported. “Marina Mokhnatkina will perform at the Bellator,” said Bakosh.
Sergey Kharitonov responded to critics, condemning him for not continuing the fight against Matt Mitrione, missing a kick to the groin. Their fight took place on February 15 at the Bellator 215 tournament and was declared as a no contest, as the Russian could not continue the fight after the banned strike from the American.
MMA fighter Sergei Kharitonov of Russia commented on the defeat of his compatriot Vitaly Minakov from the French Cheick Kongo at the Bellator 216 tournament.