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Logan Storley rides his way to a win over Michael Page at Bellator 281

Logan Storley rides his way to a win over Michael Page at Bellator 281

Michael Page and Logan Storley met in the main event at Bellator 281.

Logan Storley and Michael Page met at the Bellator 281, with the Bellator interim welterweight championship on the line. The main event was to crown the interim champ, due to the current champion, Yaroslav Amosov currently defending his home country of Ukraine from Russian aggression.

The first round was all Storley, who grabbed MVP early and rode him around the ring but did little actual damage. The second round started off far more in Page’s favor, but Storley was again able to get ahold of Page and dragged him to the ground. Page landed some great shots to start the third, but Storley again did the wrestling thing.

Page was able to stay on his feet much longer for the fourth round, and while Storley did take him down, Storley more than likely lost that round. An errant flying knee to start the fifth, allowed Storely to catch Page and ride him until the fight ended.

Logan Storley proved he had the better game plan than Michael Page

Page is the more exciting fighter, that’s no doubt, but Storley looked to be the smarter fighter, finding ways to nerf Page’s movement at Bellator 281. Sure, Storley didn’t make his fight with Page look like the Alfie Davis and Tim Wilde from the 281 prelims, but Storley did his job and won this fight decisively.

This is a reason the original fight with Page and Amosov was such a mismatch, as he would have done the same thing to Page. Amosov and Storley went at it, and Amosov was able to stymie a lot of Storley’s gameplan and they’re both grapplers.

Storley exposed Page’s inability to defend the takedown and the grappling. It probably would’ve gone much the same with Amosov in the bout instead of Storley. One can only hope that if and when Page gets another title shot, he’s more prepared.

Bellator 281: Michael “Venom” Page vs. Logan Storley took place on Friday, May 13, 2022, live from the SSE Arena in London, England. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.

Published at Fri, 13 May 2022 23:01:45 +0000

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