Bellator 257 takes place Friday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT).
The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
For the preliminary card at 5:30 p.m. ET, use the video player above. Then tune in to Showtime for the main card beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
In the main event, light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov (13-2 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) meets challenger Phil Davis (22-5 MMA, 9-2 BMMA). The title fight also is part of the opening round of Bellator’s light heavyweight tournament.
Official Bellator 257 results include:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)
- Champ Vadim Nemkov def. Phil Davis via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) – retains light heavyweight title; advances to grand prix semifinal
- Corey Anderson def. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:15 – advances to light heavyweight grand prix semifinal
- Veta Arteaga def. Desiree Yanez via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
- Paul Daley def. Sabah Homasi via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:44
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 5:30 p.m. ET)
- Julia Budd def. Dayana Silva via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Julius Anglickas def. Gregory Milliard via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Steve Mowry def. Shaun Asher via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:55
- Grachik Bozinyan def. Demarques Jackson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Raymond Daniels def. Peter Stanonik via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Lance Gibson Jr. def. Marcus Surin via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
- Karl Albrektsson def. Viktor Nemkov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Mads Burnell def. Saul Rogers via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:08
- Pedro Carvalho vs. Jay Jay Wilson def. Pedro Carvalho via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:53