Bellator 297 – Pros react to Yoel Romero’s ‘drunken’ performance in loss to Vadim Nemkov

Pros reacted to Yoel Romero vs. Vadim Nemkov from Bellator 297.

By: Eddie Mercado | 3 months ago
Bellator 297 – Pros react to Yoel Romero’s ‘drunken’ performance in loss to Vadim Nemkov
Yoel Romero lost to Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 297 | IMAGO/USA TODAY Network

The headliner for Bellator 297 is the setting where ex-UFC title challenger, Yoel Romero, had a rough night at the office against Bellator’s light heavyweight champion, Vadim Nemkov. For the bulk of the fight, Nemkov moved forward as he unloaded tight punching combinations that seem to overwhelm Romero multiple times. Nothing Romero did was working, so at one point he even resorted to a drunken master style to try an make something happen. On Twitter, pros reacted to what went down.

Twitter reacts to Yoel Romero Vadim Nemkov

Tonight’s Bellator 297: Pitbull vs. Pettis live mma card results:

Main card

  • Vadim Nemkov def. Yoel Romero by unanimous decision (49-46 x3): Light Heavyweight Title
  • Sergio Pettis def. Patricio Pitbull by unanimous decision (50-45 x2, 49-46): Bantamweight Title
  • Corey Anderson def. Phil Davis by split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29): Light Heavyweight
  • Gokhan Saricam def. Daniel James by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Heavyweight


  • Gadzhi Rabadanov def. Pieter Buist by unanimous decision (29-28 x3): Lightweight
  • Ramazan Kuramagomedov def. Jaleel Willis by KO at 1:24 of round 1: Welterweight
  • Norbert Novenyi Jr. def. Kamil Oniszczuk by KO at :46 of round 1: Middleweight
  • Archie Colgan def. Emmanuel Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2): Lightweight
  • Jordan Newman def. Matthew Perry by submission (Americana) at 4:20 of round 1: Middleweight
  • Cody Law def. Edwin Chavez by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28): Featherweight
  • Wladmir Gouvea vs. Gabriel Sayeg: Heavyweight
  • Kyle Crutchmer vs. Bobby Nash: Welterweight
  • Mike Hamel vs. Shamil Nikaev: Lightweight
  • Karl Moore vs. Alex Polizzi: Light Heavyweight
  • Timur Khizriev vs. Richie Smullen: Featherweight

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Eddie Mercado
Eddie Mercado

Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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