Sumiko Inaba is already making its mark
Bellator 268 took place on Saturday with a 12-fight card from the Footprint Center in Phoenix.
The light heavyweight grand prix finals have been determined at the top of the map. Vadim Nemkov (14-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) defended his title with a fourth round TKO from Julius Anglickas (10-2 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) in the main event, while Corey Anderson (16- 4 BMMA, 3-0 BMMA) wasted no time getting a TKO from Ryan Bader (28-7 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) in the co-headliner.
For more on the numbers, check out the 30 Bellator 268 Post-Event Facts below.
The betting favorites went 10-1 on the map. A fight even had chances.
The betting favorites have dropped to 9-4 in the main Bellator events this year.
The total fight time for the 12-fight map was 1:48:33.
Nemkov’s seven-game winning streak at the Bellator in the light heavyweight is the longest active streak in the division.
Nemkov has won 12 of his 14 career wins by stoppage.
Anglickas suffered both of his career losses by submission.
Anderson’s three-game winning streak at the Bellator in the light heavyweight is the second longest active streak in the division behind Nemkov (seven).
Anderson earned all three of her Bellator victories by knockout.
Bader has fallen to 6-2 (with a no contest) since leaving the UFC for Bellator in June 2017.
Bader has suffered his seven career losses by stoppage.
Brent Primus’ nine wins (11-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) in the Bellator lightweight competition are tied for third in division history behind Michael Chandler (15) and Patricky Freire (14).
Benson Henderson’s losing skid (28-11 MMA, 5-6 BMMA) is the longest of his career. He hasn’t won a victory since September 2019.
Henderson failed to return to the lightweight division.
Henderson suffered five of his six losses at the Bellator by decision.
Henry Corrales (19-6 MMA, 7-6 BMMA) has improved to 1-1 since falling in the Bellator bantamweight division in May 2021
Karl Albrektsson (11-3 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) took both of his Bellator victories by decision.
Dovletzhan Yagshimuradov (18-7-1 MMA, 0-2 BMMA) suffered his first decision loss since October 18, 2014 – a span of 2,555 days (nearly seven years) and 12 fights.
Mukhamed Berkhamov (14-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) has won 11 of his 14 career wins by stoppage.
Jaleel Willis (15-3 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) suffered the first submission loss of his career.
Bobby Lee’s losing skid (12-7 MMA, 0-3 BMMA) is the longest of his career. He hasn’t won a victory since September 2020.
Lee suffered his three career stoppage losses by submission.
Gregory Milliard (11-7 MMA, 1-3 BMMA) suffered his three losses at Bellator by decision.
Sumiko Inaba’s three-game winning streak (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) at the Women’s Bellator is tied for the division’s second longest active streak behind Juliana Velasquez (seven).
Inaba’s three stoppage wins in the women’s Bellator flyweight competition are tied for third in division history behind Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (seven) and Denise Kielholtz (five).
Inaba won the first submission victory of her career.
Randi Field (2-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) saw his two-game winning streak interrupted for the first loss of his career.
Lance Gibson Jr. (5-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) has won four of his five career wins by stoppage.
Gibson Jr. took his two Bellator stopping victories by knockout.
Raymond Pina (9-5 MMA, 0-2 BMMA) has suffered his five career losses by stoppage.
Pina suffered the first knockout loss of her career.
Jaylon Bates (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) has won three of his four career wins by stoppage.
Bates took all three of his career stoppage victories by submission.
Raphael Montini (5-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) has suffered his five career losses by stoppage.
Sullivan Cauley (2-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) earned his two career victories by knockout in the first round.
Deon Clash (1-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) suffered the first loss of his career with his knockout loss.