Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-06-16, pretty good mma bout: Vadim Nemkov vs Yoel Romero gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Romero vs Nemkov is scheduled to take place Friday, June 16th, at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago (Illinois, USA), in a 5-round light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg) bout; it is the main event of Bellator 297 and it is valid for the Bellator light-heavyweight world championship (Nemkov’s fourth defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Vadim Nemkov record
The current Bellator light-Hw and four time Combat Sambo world champion Vadim Nemkov entered this fight with a professional mma record of 15-2-0 (80% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 light heavyweight in the world.
He suffered two consecutive losses between 2015 and 2016, against current #1 light-Hw Jiri Prochazka (Jiri Prochazka vs Vadim Nemkov) and Karl Albrektsson, but then he has collected one no-contest and ten victories beating Julius Anglickas (Vadim Nemkov vs Julius Anglickas) and Corey Anderson in his last two (Vadim Nemkov vs Corey Anderson II).
Yoel Romero record
His opponent, the former Olympian wrestler Yoel Romero Palacio, has an official record of 15-6-0 (87% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.10 in the light heavyweight division.
He lost four consecutive bouts between 2018 and 2021, the last two against Israel Adesanya (Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero) and Phil Davis (Phil Davis vs Yoel Romero), but then he has beat Alex Polizzi (Yoel Romero Palacio vs Alex Polizzi) and Melvin Manhoef (Yoel Romero Palacio vs Melvin Manhoef).
Here is the Bellator 297 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on Showtime)
Vadim Nemkov vs Yoel Romero
Sergio Pettis vs Patricio Pitbull Freire
Corey Anderson vs Phil Davis
Daniel Jame vs Gokhan Saricam
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the Bellator 297 pre-fight press conference video, featuring Yoel Romero Palacio and Vadim Nemkov, from the official BellatorMMA Youtube channel!
Watch the video of Bellator 297: Nemkov vs Romero weigh-in from the official BellatorMMA Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Vadim Nemkov vs Yoel Romero Palacio as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Nemkov vs Romero fight?
Vadim Nemkov defeated Yoel Romero Palacio via unanimous decision. Scores were 49–46, 49–46, 49–46.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the Bellator 297 post-fight interview video of Vadim Nemkov and Yoel Romero Palacio.