Light heavyweight contender Phil Davis
will square off against Vadim
Nemkov when Bellator MMA returns to Israel on Nov. 15.
Sherdog.com confirmed the pairing with a promotion official
following an initial report from
MMAjunkie.com. Additionally, Ryan
Couture will face Haim Gozali
in a rematch at lightweight, while Cindy
Dandois will lock horns with Olga Rubin
Davis has won six of his seven appearances under the Bellator MMA
banner, with his only setback coming to Ryan Bader
via split decision in a 205-pound title bout. Most recently, “Mr.
Wonderful” scored a third-round knockout of Linton
Vassell at Bellator 200 on May 25.
An intriguing prospect from Russia, the 26-year-old Nemkov enters
the matchup on a four-bout winning streak. Nemkov captured a
signature triumph at Bellator 194, as he stopped ex-light
heavyweight champ Liam
McGeary with leg kicks 4:02 into the third round.
Couture has lost three of his last four in Bellator, but his lone
win during that time was a clear-cut decision over Gozali at
Bellator 180. Gozali has split a pair of bouts since that defeat,
most recently dropping a three-round verdict to Jose Campos
at Bellator 192.
Dandois has won four fights in a row since exiting the UFC
following a loss to Alexis
Davis in April 2017. Rubin, a native of Holon, Israel, has been
victorious in her first four professional outings – including a
second-round stoppage of Joana
Filipa Magalhaes at Bellator 188.