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02.01.2021 | 10:28 PM ET

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Bellator 257
  • Friday 04.16.2021 at 09:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Showtime | Prelims: Internet Stream
  • Promotion: Bellator MMA
  • Ownership: Bellator Sport Worldwide, LLC
  • Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Location: Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Mauro Ranallo, John McCarthy
  • Ring Announcer: Michael C. Williams
  • Post-Fight Interviews: John McCarthy
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Bout   Info
Vadim Nemkov   defeats   Phil Davis   via Decision, Unanimous   5 Rounds, 25:00 Total Bout Page
Corey Anderson   defeats   Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   2:15 Round 3 of 5, 12:15 Total Bout Page
Veta Arteaga   defeats   Desiree Yanez   via Decision, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Paul Daley   defeats   Sabah Homasi   via KO/TKO, Left Hook to Ground and Pound   1:44 Round 2 of 3, 6:44 Total Bout Page
Julia Budd   defeats   Dayana Silva   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Julius Anglickas   defeats   Gregory Milliard   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Steve Mowry   defeats   Shaun Asher   via KO/TKO, Knee to Ground and Pound   0:55 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Grachik Bozinyan   defeats   Demarques Jackson   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Raymond Daniels   defeats   Peter Stanonik   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Lance Gibson Jr.   defeats   Marcus Surin   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Karl Albrektsson   defeats   Viktor Nemkov   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Mads Burnell   defeats   Saul Rogers   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:08 Round 2 of 3, 9:08 Total Bout Page
Jay Jay Wilson   defeats   Pedro Carvalho   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   0:53 Round 2 of 3, 5:53 Total Bout Page

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2021.02.09 11:30 AM ET

event start time updated

From Friday, April 16 at 7:00pm ET to Friday, April 16 at 10:00pm ET
2021.02.09 11:30 AM ET

event start time updated

From Friday, April 16 at 10:00pm ET to Friday, April 16 at 9:00pm ET
2021.02.09 10:15 PM ET

bout announced

Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
2021.02.09 10:16 PM ET

bout announced

Vadim Nemkov vs. Phil Davis II at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
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02.10.2021 | 8:22 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 655 Points   |   Tied for 265th

Nemkov vs. Davis II
Vadim Nemkov, TKO, R4
Ok, this is a fair fight, but there is a simple result. Obviously Nemkov is gonna win again. The interesting part is if Davis will be finished. Davis has never been finished. But Nemkov is coming off finishing the biggest guy in Bellator, Ryan Bader. I DO think that Nemkov will be able to get the finish. Nemkov has never made it past the second round when it comes to finishes. Nemkov will give Davis less and less leeway before finishing him off in the later rounds.

Johnson vs. Romero
Anthony Johnson, DEC
LFG! Johnson vs Romero! Please don't cancel this! I love this fight! Johnson and Romero both display power punching skills. Romero absolutely harassed Luke Rockhold, but since when do you KO a guy with a chin like Teixiera? Romero performed badly in the Adesanya fight, and his age is showing. Sure, so is Johnsons, but he has been training and probably won't be rusty after a 3 year layoff. Romero always has the gall to go the distance, so I'm doing an unpopular pick, and I'm picking Rumble Johnson by Decision.

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02.10.2021 | 9:14 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 784th

I don't think Davis can be knocked out, is style make sure he doesn't take too much punchs in the face.

As for the other matchup, the typical way to beat AJ is by rear naked choke and it won't happen here so the real question is, Do its possible to finish Romero?

* Edited at 02.10.2021, 10:03 AM ET *

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02.10.2021 | 1:11 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 12 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 780 Points   |   13th Place

Nemkov vs. Davis II
Vadim Nemkov
Cool, should be fun. I don't know.

Johnson vs. Romero
Yoel Romero, DEC
I see Kong Vs Godzilla is coming early this year

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02.10.2021 | 8:34 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 784th

Romero second favorite behind Nemkov to win the tournament. I think Corey Anderson as better chance

* Edited at 02.10.2021, 8:39 PM ET *

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02.10.2021 | 9:21 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 190 Points   |   Tied for 1201st

Nemkov vs. Davis II
Vadim Nemkov, TKO, R1
Speed and power are dangerous assets.

Johnson vs. Romero
Anthony Johnson, TKO, R1
Without a drug test Johnson wins ko or decision if yoel keeps getting up. probably will be NC after though :>

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02.12.2021 | 10:23 PM ET

Predictions

Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 1311th

Nemkov vs. Davis II
Vadim Nemkov, KO 1st round.
Nemkov rightfully the favourite going into this one. 

Johnson vs. Romero
Yoel Romero, DEC
on his day rumble would beat yoel but despite romero losing his last couple he has been active and fighting top fighters. 
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02.22.2021 | 10:59 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 690 Points   |   Tied for 154th

@hyrm i think Anderson definitely has the best chance to get to the final as his half of the bracket is the weaker one and he seems to be the best fighter there (barring a massive question mark that is Yagzhimuradov [I didnt look the up hope I spelled that right])

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02.22.2021 | 11:47 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 784th

I'm not sure if they will follow the bracket or make new match-up depending who past to the next round!

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02.22.2021 | 11:55 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 615 Points   |   Tied for 463rd

This grand prix is legit. Nemkov is the Russian warrior to win the whole tournament! 🇷🇺

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2021.02.25 4:48 PM ET

bout announced

Aaron Pico vs. Aiden Lee at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
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02.25.2021 | 7:07 PM ET

So is Aiden Lee a decent opponent? Is this a fight to decide which featherweight to invest in? Or is this just a fight to build up Pico? 
Hyrm
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02.25.2021 | 7:59 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 784th

Why do Bellator feel the need to put that guy on every important card...
Remind me when UFC had Sam Stout at each Canadian card.

* Edited at 02.25.2021, 7:59 PM ET *

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02.25.2021 | 8:33 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 615 Points   |   Tied for 463rd

@Hyrm. They are considering him a future star and putting him important shows to get more attention. Sam Stout was different. He wasnt a future star, just put on exciting slug fights and had the youthful look.

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02.25.2021 | 9:20 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 784th

Pico isin't a futur start, he is the like of Sage Northcutt or PVZ...

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02.26.2021 | 12:09 AM ET

I mean Pico fights are fun at least always a finish. You need guys like that on the main card to bring excitement. Especially considering the main event is Davis and Nemkov, see the first fight? Boring, any fight with Davis is boring. You need some guaranteed banger. Pico is that he is kill or be killed. I personally enjoy his fights.
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02.26.2021 | 9:38 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 690 Points   |   Tied for 154th

Despite having a rough start to his career, I still think Pico has huge potential and even could be a future Bellator Champ

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2021.03.02 9:59 PM ET

bout announced

Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi at 175 lbs (79.4 kg)
2021.03.08 3:17 PM ET

bout announced

Veta Arteaga vs. Desiree Yanez at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2021.03.09 4:35 PM ET

bout announced

Pedro Carvalho vs. Daniel Weichel at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
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03.12.2021 | 6:11 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 11 of 13 Winners, 5 Perfect, 740 Points   |   Tied for 48th with 4 others

Johnson vs. Romero
Yoel Romero, TKO, R1
I absolutely don't know how this fight will go. Rumble Johnson hits harder, but he hasn't fought for ages, and anyways both are super dangerous standing, with good chins and bad cardios, but Romero is way more well rounded and should be able to take the fight to the ground and finish Rumble here.

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03.12.2021 | 9:23 AM ET

Predictions: 10 of 13 Winners, 6 Perfect, 690 Points   |   Tied for 154th

Johnson-Romero has potential to be really bad

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03.12.2021 | 10:43 AM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 1 Perfect, 520 Points   |   Tied for 784th

IF Romero stand in center high guard and Rumble is not enought in shape to create angle yeah it could be...

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03.13.2021 | 1:47 AM ET

No forget Jesus

Predictions: 2 of 2 Winners, 1 Perfect, 165 Points   |   1227th Place

BELIEVE IN THE THIRD ROUND ROMERO

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03.13.2021 | 11:57 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 3 Winners, 1 Perfect, 100 Points   |   Tied for 1288th

Johnson vs. Romero
Yoel Romero, TKO, R3
Romero the next champion in bellator!!!


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