Phil Davis v Vadim Nemkov Betting Tips & Predictions
The Bellator 209 fight card is fast-approaching. The latest MMA action is scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 15 at the Menora Mivtachim Arena. We’ll be checking out Phil Davis v Vadim Nemkov. The action will be screened live on a number of major television platforms around the world and UK fight fans are set to get their share.
The night is Billed as Pitbull vs Sanchez. So, lovers of the main event will see Brazilian champion Patricio Freire and American Emmanuel Sanchez scrap it out in what will be a top-of-the-bill brawl to remember. Followers of our site can read a full preview on the bout, including our views on how the decider should play-out.
With a night of high drama expected from the supporting acts though we just couldn’t leave it at that. Therefore, we have drafted in our team of MMA experts to give you the lowdown on the best of the rest: Phil Davis v Vadim Nemkov from the light heavyweight division.
Elsewhere on the main card you’ll find Haim Gozali v Ryan Couture at welterweight; Cindy Dandois v Olga Rubin – a women’s featherweight clash – and Adam Karesh v Kirill Sidelnikov at heavyweight. Dedicated fans can even catch the best from the preliminary card at Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. The highlights expected there are Khonry Gracie v Ron Becker; Aviv Gozali v Anton Lazebnov and Ido Halfon v Itay Tratner.
Pick Your Winners
We have all the ingredients here for a top night of mixed martial arts entertainment’ there’s a stacked card, live TV coverage and a large number of betting markets brought to us by bookmakers, keen to take advantage of the higher than usual level of excitement surrounding this one.
You can pick your winners from every fight, backing one at a time as a single, while chipping away at the bookies’ profit margin. Or you could go all in on a big priced accumulator. With the right picks and rub of the green on fight night, this could give you a serious boost to your bank balance in good time of the weekend.
There’s also an abundance of markets on offer; these range from fight winner; total rounds; method of victory and to go the distance or not. Our favourite remains the method of victory field as it always offers the biggest and best prices.
To land a winner, you not only have to correctly predict who will triumph, you also have to call how they’ll do it: on points, by submission or KO/TKO. A lot more work goes into solving this puzzle; however, the rewards are well worth the winning.
Do Your Homework
If you are planning on placing a bet on this market our advice to you would be to closely study the form of both men. Pick through their recent results to see if they’ve won and, if so, how they’ve done it. Often, you’ll come across a pattern deserving of your stake money.
Those preferring a bit of a safety net can bet on the fight to go the distance or not; that’s a straight yes or no. If you back no, it doesn’t matter who wins, you’ll be paid out as long as it happens before the sounding of the final bell. If you back the bout to go the scheduled distance, again it doesn’t matter who has their hand raised, as long as it goes to the judges and they have the final say. You’ll often find decent odds available, especially if choosing to take the bookies on.
It’s worthwhile flicking through all the markets available before placing your bet. Modern gambling offers an avalanche of options and looking beyond your usual choice could lead to an easier way to landing a winner, or even a better price.
Will Mr Wonderful Meet Expectations?
6ft 1 inch American, Phil Davis, was born in Pennsylvania; however, he can now be found fighting out of his Californian base, representing Chula Vista Alliance MMA. He has a background in wrestling and has made the seamless transition to mixed martial arts, winning 19 of his previous 24 fights. Given his experience, it’s no great shock to see he has claimed most of his victories by decision; the stats show 10 points cheers, five by submission and four by knockout.
Of his losses, all four have come by decision, with one no contest. The spare came back in 2012 vs Wagner Prado, when the contest was pulled following an accidental eye poke from Davis. This left his opponent in no fit state to continue. Neither man could complain about the no contest outcome.
The former light heavyweight champion has experience fighting on the UFC circuit, but has enjoyed recent success under the Bellator banner. He has won each of his last two outings and picked up the desired result in six of his last seven. The odd one out was a split decision defeat to Ryan Bader on 180 at New York last summer; however, he bounced back in fine style, getting back on track with a couple of victories.
Don’t Ignore the Stats
That fightback began when gaining a unanimous decision vs Leonardo Leite in Pennsylvania on Bellator 186 in November 2017; that was followed by his only outing this year, stopping Linton Vassell on 200 before an appreciative London audience, delivering a well-timed head kick that forced the premature stoppage of the bout in round three. Many in the crowd went home with that win at the forefront of their thinking and he gained a few British based fans as a result.
A stunning way to win. However, followers of the stats will be quick to remind us that it’s not his usual method of victory with four of his last five going the distance. That trend will ensure backers taking position on the fence will fancy a punt on this one going to the judges. Davis on points will prove a handy alternative to those looking to take sides and snatch a better price.
Russian Nemkov a Dangerous Opponent
26-year-old Russian, Vadim Nemkov, travels from his Stary Oskol base where he has experience fighting in both the heavyweight and light heavyweight division. The 6ft Belgorod born warrior won a clutch of gold medals in the Russian martial art of Sambo, ending on the top step at the World Championships in Narita 2014, Casablanca 2015 and Sochi 2017, fighting in the 100kg category on each occasion.
Since stepping into the octagon, he has put together an MMA record of nine wins from 11 starts. Incredibly, no less than eight of those nine wins have come by way of knockout, the spare a submission win. That gives backers an insight into how Nemkov will set-up on fight night, aiming to go on the front foot early and prove his power, making for a thrilling contest.
Of his defeats, Vadim has lost once by knockout and the other by decision, both negatives coming back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. He travels to the venue on the back of a four-fight winning run, taking three by knockout thanks to punches and his last, vs Liam McGreary on Bellator 194 in Connecticut, by leg strikes in February of this year.
The match looks set to be exciting. We’d put our money on it going the distance…
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