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Logan Storley beats Michael Page to win interim Bellator title in London

By Harry Davies

Logan Storley provided the upset as he won a split decision against Michael Page in a frustrating fight to become the new interim Bellator welterweight title.

Page was scheduled to fight undisputed champion Yaroslav Amosov in the main event of the London event, but the Ukrainian withdrew to help fight on the frontline against Russia's invasion of his native country.

Storley looked to keep out of range to avoid Page's unorthodox kicks early on, with the American taking him down at the first chance he could get. The London crowd was getting restless in the second round as Storley continued to smother Page on the ground.

The talented wrestler had no interest in standing with Page and wrestled him for the entire third round, but landed few very significant strikes. Page had more success defending the American's takedowns and landed some good shots in the fourth.

Page continued to fend off Storley's takedowns in the final round as he offered no offense on the mat. The judges saw it 48-47, 47-48, and 49-46 after the final bell to crown xxx the new interim champion.

In the co-main event, Fabian Edwards picked up the biggest win of his career by knocking out MMA veteran Lyoto Machida in the first round. A big elbow from Edwards stunned Machida, who was knocked out cold after two left hooks and some follow up punches.

UK legend Paul Daley finished his career in fitting fashion by knocking out Wendell Giacomo with a brutal right hand. Daley, who turned professional almost two decades ago, was outgrappled by Giacomo for two rounds, but exploded with a big overhand to score the 35th knockout of his career.

What were your thoughts on the main event of Bellator 281? Let us know in the comments section below

Kana Watanbe proved why she is one of the best flyweights on the Bellator roster by submitting Denise Kielholtz. The Japanese fighter attempted multiple submissions and it eventually paid off as she wrapped up a triangle choke in the second round.

In the opening bout of the main card, Luke Trainer suffered the first loss of his professional career as he was outpointed by Cameroonian Simon Biyong.

On the prelims, Oliver Enkamp pulled off a stunning comeback victory against Mark Lemminger whilst Conor McGregor's teammate Charlie Word won a unanimous decision against Alan Carlos.

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Dive Deeper:
Michael Page comes up short against Logan Storley in Bellator 281 interim title bid
The Londoner lost a split decision in his hometown as Storley claimed the interim welterweight belt
Bellator 281 results: Logan Storley becomes interim champion in lackluster split decision win over Michael Page
The Bellator 281 main event likely won't be winning Fight of the Year.
Bellator 281 weigh-in results: Page-Storley interim title fight official, but one prelim fighter heavy
Check out the results from the official Bellator 281 fighter weigh-ins.
Scott Coker thinks Michael Page beat Logan Storley at Bellator 281: ‘You can’t just lay on somebody’
Scott Coker disagrees with the judges' scorecards for the Bellator 281 headliner.
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Bellator 281 ceremonial weigh-ins, faceoffs video from London: Page, Storley ready for title fight
Bellator's return to London takes place Friday, and the fighters stepped on the scale to make their bouts official Thursday.
Logan Storley: Focus, patience, lack of frustration key to beating Michael Page at Bellator 281
Logan Storley knows he's going to be walking into hostile territory Friday in the biggest fight of his career.
Get all your news in one place