A proposed light heavyweight title fight between division king Vadim Nemkov and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title contender Yoel Romero will no longer be a co-headliner. poster for the upcoming Bellator 290 event on February 4, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
The reason for scrapping the title fight for the event was not immediately given by the promotion, but it is likely to be rescheduled for later in 2023.
As a result, the fight card – which will air exclusively on CBS – will get a new co-main event as middleweight champion Johnny Eblen puts his title on the line against Anatoly Tokov, who is currently ranked No. 3 on the official. Bellator MMA Rankings.
Tokov is currently on a seven-game winning streak, all inside the Bellator cage, which includes his latest conquest of knocking out Muhammad Abdullah in the very first round at Bellator 282 earlier this year. It was the same night that Eblen beat Gegard Mousasi to claim the 185-pound strap.
Speaking of which, Eblen is currently undefeated at 12-0 which includes an 8-0 inside the Bellator cage and is looking for the first title defense of his fledgling professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career which started just five years ago.
Headlining Bellator 290 is a heavyweight title fight as division king Ryan Bader tries to earn his second win over Fedor Emelianenko, who will be in the final fight of his legendary fighting career.
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