Corey Anderson predicts he’ll beat Ryan Bader within the #1 V #2 match up that may decide who goes by the ultimate of Bellator‘s light-heavyweight Grand Prix.
Bellator 268 has a slew of nice light-heavyweight fights together with a battle of former UFC contenders Corey Anderson and Ryan Bader. Bader is the present Bellator heavyweight champion and the previous light-heavyweight champion. Bader has impressed solely shedding as soon as within the promotion to the present light-heavyweight champion Vladim Nemkov. Over the previous 4 years since becoming a member of the promotion has gone 6-1-1(NC), holding wins over the likes of Fedor Emilianenko, Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida.
Since leaving the UFC, the place he was ranked #4, Anderson has gone 2-0 in Bellator, beating Melvin Manhoef in his debut and Dovletdzhan Yagshirmuradov within the quarter-final of the Grand Prix.
In an interview with LowKickMMA, Anderson had this to say about Bader, “He’s nicely rounded however not in addition to me.” When requested a few prediction, Anderson replied, “I see my hand raised in victory.”
Throughout the bracket Vladim Nemkov defends his title towards late substitute Julius Anglickas, who’s stepping in for Anthony Johnson.
“Oh 100%” replied when requested if he was upset to see Anthony Johnson was out. “Rumble is a pal of mine, each time we discuss we’ve talked fairly a number of occasions in the course of the event, and each time we discuss whether or not it’s in particular person or on the telephone, it might at all times with an ‘alright bro, I’ll see you within the finals.’”
Anglickas will likely be coming in as an enormous underdog towards Nemkov who’s at present ranked #4 pound-for-pound on Bellators official rankings. Anderson had this to say on his probabilities “He’s acquired actually crisp, fundamental placing but it surely works however the factor to take care of the champ he wanted extra time to arrange for a battle like that.
“He’s not as quick and athletic to take care of Nemkov’s motion and stress.”
What do you assume? Who wins, Corey Anderson or Ryan Bader?