Bellator 281 results, highlights: Logan Storley outpoints Michael Page to earn interim welterweight

Bellator 281: MVP vs. Storley Live from OVO Arena Wembley in London, England on Friday, going to his Bellator 281 main event against Michael "Venom" Page for the Interim Welterweight Championship, Logan Storley knew that a An interesting fight would be a bad thing for him. By massively blocking the action, Storley put his game plan into action against his explosive rival.


At the main event, hometown hero Michael "Venom" Page wrapped gold around his waist for the first time in an attempt to consolidate his legacy as one of the best people in the UK. However, it was Logan Storley who spoiled the night for the MVP and the London crowd, who won the main contest by splitting decision.



Throughout the fight, Storley had to find ways to close the gap on the page, a raging and unconventional striker with great knockout power. Whenever Storley was able to get inside, he would grab Page, trying to drag him to the ground. Storley was rarely able to get Page on his back, but his insistence on neutralizing Page's strike with pure grappling resulted.



After three rounds that could really go to any fighter, it depends on whether you want to reward Page for the short-term strike or the long-term length of Storley dragging his opponent to the canvas. Therefore, Page feels that his crime was finally committed in Round 4, separating Storley from the range with rapid attacks. Still, Storley was able to eat those shots and came back in Round 5 with his most dominant round.


After five large-scale extraordinary rounds of action, the fight went to the judges' scorecard where there was no guarantee as to which fighter would raise his hand. Two of the three government judges watched Storley's fight, which he won 48-47, 47-48, 49-46.




With the victory, Storley went on to win three fights. The only loss of his career came to Amosov in November 2020 with the decision to split Bellator 252.


With the defeat, Page lost for the second time in his professional career. The defeat snatched a six-fight winning streak from his only other supporter loss: a knockout in May 2019 against Douglas Lima.


Below are the results of Bellator 281:


Bellator 281: Main Card

  • Bellator interim welterweight championship: Logan Storley def. Michael Page via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)

  • Middleweight: Fabian Edwards def. Lyoto Machida via KO (punches): R1, 3:18

  • Women’s flyweight: Kana Watanabe def. Denise Kielholtz via submission (triangle choke): R2, 3:03

  • 175-pound catchweight: Paul Daley def. Wendell Giacomo via KO (right hook): R2, 4:09

  • Light heavyweight: Simon Biyong def. Luke Trainer via unanimous decision (29-27×2, 29-28)

PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS

  • Featherweight: Daniel Weichel def. Robert Whiteford via TKO (punches): R1, 1:12

  • Women’s flyweight: Elina Kallionidou def. Kate Jackson via TKO (punches): R2, 4:53

  • Welterweight: Oliver Enkamp def. Mark Lemminger via submission (buggy choke): R3, 0:25

  • Lightweight: Alfie Davis vs. Tim Wilde ends in a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)

  • Featherweight: Andrew Fisher def. Attila Korkmaz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Middleweight: Charlie Ward def. Alan Carlos via unanimous decision (30-27×2 30-25)

  • Light heavyweight: Maciej Rozanski def. Lee Chadwick via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Women’s strawweight: Chiara Penco def. Lanchana Green via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27×2)



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