On the night of April 17 in Ancasville (USA), the Bellator 257 show will take place, where the quarterfinals of the light heavyweight grand prix will be held: Vadim Nemkov vs. Phil Daes and Corey Anderson vs. promoter newcomer Dovletjan Yagshimuradov.
American Corey Anderson signed to the promotion last year. He made a successful promotion debut last November when he finished Melvin Manhuf in the second round of Bellator 251. Turkmen fighter Dovletjan Yagshimuradov is the ACA Heavyweight Champion. Debuts in the promotion, going on a streak of eight victories in the ACA and ACB promotions. The winner of the fight will have to fight with Ryan Bader, who has already defeated Liota Machida.
Throughout his professional career, Dovletjan Yagshimuradov had 24 fights, 18 of which he won, and 15 of these victories were early. He has 11 finishes by knockouts, 4 by submissions and only 3 by decisions of the judges.
The main card starts at 06:00 Ashgabat time.
Vadim Nemkov - Phil Davis
Corey Anderson - Dovletjan Yagshimuradov
Paul Daly - Sabah Homasi
Vita Artega - Desiree Yaniz
Julius Anglicas - Gregory Millard
Julia Budd - Diana Silva
Karl Albrektsson - Victor Nemkov
Pedro Carvalho - Jay Jay Wilson
Mads Burnell - Saul Rogers
John De Jesus - Alfred Hashakyan
Sean Asher - Steve Mowry
Hrachik Bozinyan - DeMarcus Jackson
Lance Gibson Jr - Marcus Surin