Bellator 281 Results, Highlights: Logan Storley defeated Michael Page for the interim welterweight crown.

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As he headed for the Bellator 281 main event against Michael “Venom” Page for the Interim Welterweight Championship, Logan Storley knew an exciting fight wasn’t going to be good for him. By significantly halting his actions, Storley executed his game plan against an explosive opponent, earning a split decision victory.

During the fight, Storley had to find a way to close the distance for Page, a wacky and unusual striker with great knockout power. Whenever Storley could get inside, he grabbed and grabbed him to drag Pages to the ground. Storley couldn’t really turn his back on Page, but his insistence on neutralizing Page’s strikes with pure grappling worked.

After three rounds that could truly go back to both fighters, Page finally rolled his attack in round four, depending on whether he wanted to reward Page for a brief blow and the long run of pulling Storley to the canvas. seemed to do Remove Storley from range with a quick strike. Still, Storley ate that shot and managed to return to his most dominant round in his 5th round.

After five rounds of action without much incident, the fight went over to the referee’s scorecard, with no guarantee that any player would have raised their hand. Two of the three official referees watched Storley’s match and won 48-47, 47-48 and 49-46.

“He was incredible and I had to do what I had to do,” Storley said after the game. “You boo me for everything you want, but I’m a world champion.”

Storley is now 14-1 in his career, with his only loss to Yaroslav Amosov via split decision. Amosov went on to become division champion and was sent off due to ongoing conflict in his hometown of Ukraine. Amosov’s lack of availability put an interim title ahead of the match.

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