This is what Corey Anderson thinks about Vadim Nemkov before their fight at Bellator 277.
When it comes to light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov, Bellator light heavyweight contender and former UFC fighter Corey Anderson knows to expect the unexpected.
At Bellator 277, Anderson will face Nemkov in the finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix. He’s been on a tear since joining Bellator after a lengthy stint with the UFC.
It looks like Nemkov is almost unbeatable in recent fights, but Anderson is going to be one of his most difficult opponents in the Bellator cage this week.
During his Bellator 277 pre-fight press conference, Anderson addressed whether or not Nemkov was his toughest test in the cage.
“I feel like he’s my most difficult opponent, but I won’t know if he’s the most dangerous until I get in there with him,” Anderson explained.
“He definitely does a lot of things that other guys don’t, but he also does a lot of things that all of my opponents combined do.” So he takes something from everyone I’ve fought against.
He’s always on the move. Most heavyweights, especially light heavyweights, are looking for that big knockout shot… he’s always on the move, and you have to know what he’s up to. “
Corey Anderson is pursuing his dream of winning a championship
Anderson has won three straight since a setback to Jan Blachowicz in his UFC finale. Nemkov has won nine in a row with victories against Ryan Bader and Phil Davis.
For the first time in his career, Anderson is trying to shock the world by winning a light heavyweight belt in a major organization.
While he’s convinced he can overcome Nemkov, he’s a realist when it comes to appraising his opponent’s outstanding repertoire.