Bellator MMA keeps on rolling this October with another loaded fight card. This time, it's the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix semifinals as all four men will compete inside the Footprint Center in Phoenix on Oct. 16, the promotion announced on Saturday.
Reigning champion Vadim Nemkov will look to continue his run when he takes on heavy-hitting Anthony "Rumble" Johnson while heavyweight champ Ryan Bader looks to inch closer to reclaiming his 205-pound belt when he takes on Corey Anderson.
Nemkov earned the title with a stoppage of Bader last August and followed it up with a decision victory over Phil Davis in the quarterfinals of the tournament in April. Johnson, the former UFC light heavyweight title challenger, returned from a four-year layoff to stop Jose Augusto in May as a part of his promotional debut.
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Bader, meanwhile, bounced back from losing the belt to grind out a decision over veteran Lyoto Machida in the opening round in April. Anderson used his patented ground and pound to stop Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov in the third round to advance.
The winners of the two bouts will meet next for the light heavyweight title as well as the $1 million prize for winning the tournament. No other bouts for the card have been announced at this time.