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According to Phil Davis, Vadim Nemkov is the toughest opponent in the Bellator Grand Prix
Former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion and No. Second placed Bellator light heavyweight Phil Davis spoke to the media ahead of his main event at Bellator 257 against reigning light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov. The main event will also serve as one of the quarter-finals for the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. Coupled with this battle for the light heavyweight championship and the impact on the light heavyweight Grand Prix, this will also be the second time Nemkov and Davis have competed against each other. The first time they fought was in 2018 when Nemkov celebrated a victory over Davis in Tel Aviv, Israel. While Davis would have to defeat two more opponents if he were to beat Nemkov at Bellator 257, “Mr. Wonderful “believes that his toughest opponent in this Grand Prix is the one he is currently facing. “To be honest, it’s kind of a cliché, but I want to say Nemkov. I think he’s the champion for a reason. He’s a tough cat and the guy to beat, ”said Davis. “I want to have the light heavyweight belt. Then clean up the rest of the tournament. “Davis said he didn’t know what to expect in his rematch against Nemkov, but the former Bellator light heavyweight champion guaranteed fireworks. Jorge Masvidal thinks Jake Paul beats Ben Askren pretty easily. “It’s going to be crazy, I promise you. I know Nemkov right now – you know if you can get past with a win, ”Davis said of her first fight. “This time he comes to make a statement that he is the rightful champion and I will come to say ‘No, you don’t’ and it will definitely be a very aggressive and exciting fight.” “Mr. Wonderful,” then pondered his loss to Nemkov and explained how a win would give Davis an element of poetic justice. “I never wish I would lose,” said Davis. “But at the same time, I feel like it adds a bit more theater to this moment and how sweet it will be to win the belt back from a very close decision in such an amazing light heavyweight tournament. “With a win over Nemkov, Bellator’s No. for pound fighters of the men on the winner by Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero.