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Saturday night saw Bellator MMA hold the semifinals of the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix in the two featured matches of Bellator 268. After both picking up victories, Corey Anderson and 205-pound champion Vadim Nemkov are set to meet in the finals with both the tournament and light heavyweight championships on the line.

Nemkov retained his belt after scoring a fourth-round submission of Julius Anglickas. The fight was an almost perfect effort from Nemkov, aside from one scary moment early when he was dropped by the challenger. With his win, Nemkov remains atop the Bellator MMA Fighter Rankings at light heavyweight while also moving up one spot to No. 2 in the men's pound-for-pound rankings.

Anderson took care of business in very quick fashion, dropping former light heavyweight and current heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and finishing him with punches on the ground in just 51 seconds. Anderson is now the top contender for the belt and sits as the No. 6 fighter in the pound-for-pound rankings.

Below are the top-10 pound-for-pound rankings for both the men and women. The full top-10 rankings for each division within the promotion can be found here. The rankings are voted on by 17 members of the media.

Editor's note: CBS Sports insider Brian Campbell is a member of the 17-person voting panel. Bellator and CBS Sports are both owned by ViacomCBS.

Bellator Rankings (Oct. 19)

Men's pound-for-pound

Fighter Record

1. AJ McKee

18-0

2. Vadim Nemkov

15-2

3. Patricio Pitbull

32-5

4. Gegard Mousasi

48-7-2

5. Yaroslav Amosov

26-0

6. Corey Anderson

16-5

7. Sergio Pettis

21-5

8. Ryan Bader

28-7

9. Michael Page

20-1

10. Valentin Moldavsky

11-1

Women's pound-for-pound

Fighter Record

1. Cris Cyborg

24-2

2. Juliana Velasquez

12-0

3. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

11-1

4. Liz Carmouche

16-7

5. Denise Kielholtz

6-3

6. Arlene Blencowe

14-8

7. Cat Zingano

12-4

8. Kana Watanabe

10-1-1

9. Leah McCourt

6-1

10. Leslie Smith

12-9-1

Other notable results

  • Lightweight: Brent Primus managed to outwork former UFC champion Benson Henderson on the undercard, taking an unanimous decision victory. Primus moved into the rankings at No. 3 while Henderson dropped three spots to No. 6.
  • Light heavyweight: Karl Albrektsson moves from No. 10 to No. 7 with a tough unanimous decision win over Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov.