Video: New Bellator champ Vadim Nemkov receives rousing reception in Russian homecoming

@news_see_, Instagram It’s good to be the king. Newly crowned Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov returned to his native Russia after claiming the title from Ryan Bader in devastating fashion last Friday at Bellator 244 and he was met with a warm reception as soon as he stepped out of the airport. View this post on Instagram Белгород встречает чемпиона. @vadimnemkov Вадим Немков привёз в Белгород пояс чемпиона Bellator в полутяжёлом весе. #news_see_ #Немков #Россия #Bellator A post shared by НОВОСТИ 18+ (@news_see_) on Aug 23, 2020 at 2:42pm PDT Nemkov, 28, not only ended Bader’s run atop Bellator’s 205-pound division, he handed “Darth” his first defeat in over four and a half years. The Fedor Emelianenko protege is unbeaten in five appearances for Bellator, and now holds wins over Bader, former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho, and former light heavyweight champions Phil Davis and Liam McGeary. In the eyes of Bellator President Scott Coker, Nemkov now reigns as the No. 1 light heavyweight across all of MMA with the UFC’s title recently being vacated by Jon Jones. While UFC President Dana White may disagree (he dismissed the suggestion as “cute”), there’s no arguing that Nemkov is certainly viewed as the best of the best in his home country.

Video: New Bellator champ Vadim Nemkov receives rousing reception in Russian homecoming
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It’s good to be the king.

Newly crowned Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov returned to his native Russia after claiming the title from Ryan Bader in devastating fashion last Friday at Bellator 244 and he was met with a warm reception as soon as he stepped out of the airport.

View this post on Instagram

Белгород встречает чемпиона. @vadimnemkov Вадим Немков привёз в Белгород пояс чемпиона Bellator в полутяжёлом весе. #news_see_ #Немков #Россия #Bellator

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Nemkov, 28, not only ended Bader’s run atop Bellator’s 205-pound division, he handed “Darth” his first defeat in over four and a half years. The Fedor Emelianenko protege is unbeaten in five appearances for Bellator, and now holds wins over Bader, former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho, and former light heavyweight champions Phil Davis and Liam McGeary.

In the eyes of Bellator President Scott Coker, Nemkov now reigns as the No. 1 light heavyweight across all of MMA with the UFC’s title recently being vacated by Jon Jones. While UFC President Dana White may disagree (he dismissed the suggestion as “cute”), there’s no arguing that Nemkov is certainly viewed as the best of the best in his home country.

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Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. For this episode, MMA journalist Matthew Wells joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the top storylines in the world of MMA. Some topics include: Frankie Edgar’s win over Pedro Munhoz at UFC Vegas 7; Vadim Nemkov’s tile win over Ryan Bader at Bellator 244 the recent talk of cross-promotional fights between the UFC & Bellator and more. Also on tap, the three will look ahead to UFC Vegas 8, headlined by a light heavyweight fight between Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic, and a welterweight fight between Robbie Lawler and Neil Magny. As usual, we will answer any questions you might have if you post them in the comments below. For the comments you deem the most deserving, please click the “rec” button. Comments in green will get first priority. There’s plenty to talk about, so join us at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Please link this page, and use the hashtags #TheASide on Twitter when you’re watching to tell everyone you’re taking part with us. Audio-only versions of the podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and YouTube.

The A-Side Live Chat: UFC vs. Bellator, Edgar’s bantamweight debut, Vadim Nemkov’s title win, Robbie Lawler’s return, more
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This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting.

For this episode, MMA journalist Matthew Wells joins José Youngs and E. Casey Leydon to break down some of the top storylines in the world of MMA.

Some topics include: Frankie Edgar’s win over Pedro Munhoz at UFC Vegas 7; Vadim Nemkov’s tile win over Ryan Bader at Bellator 244 the recent talk of cross-promotional fights between the UFC & Bellator and more.

Also on tap, the three will look ahead to UFC Vegas 8, headlined by a light heavyweight fight between Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic, and a welterweight fight between Robbie Lawler and Neil Magny.

As usual, we will answer any questions you might have if you post them in the comments below. For the comments you deem the most deserving, please click the “rec” button. Comments in green will get first priority.

There’s plenty to talk about, so join us at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Please link this page, and use the hashtags #TheASide on Twitter when you’re watching to tell everyone you’re taking part with us.

Audio-only versions of the podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and YouTube.

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