Bellator MMA returns to London, England, for the second time in eight months, with a comprehensive map of fights. Beloved veterans, a local superstar and a farewell to one of MMA’s most infamous knockout artists are the foundation for British MMA fans. Stay tuned here for live results from Bellator London.
Results Bellator London
Main Event- An overdue title recording for MVP
The days of competition level criticism for Michael “Venom” Page (20-1) are over. Although it is a temporary title, after eight years with the company, he still gets his first shot at Bellator gold. His opponent is Logan Storley (13-1), an American wrestler who comes across with a near-perfect record. The winner fights the champion Yaroslav Amosov some time later, while Amasov is currently defending his homeland Ukraine.
“MVP” has proven to be one of Bellator’s top producers of highlight roles, racking up twelve of his seventeen wins for the promotion. The outspoken Briton recently avenged his only loss against former champions Douglas Lima at the latest Bellator show in London, proving he’s ready to fight for a belt. The road has been longer than it needed to be, but Page finally has a chance to cash in on all the fame he’s built for himself.
On the other hand, it won’t be so easy to get through Logan Storley. The only loss of “Storm” is a tie for undisputed champion Yaroslav Amosov, and he comes from a shutout from Neiman Gracie† Storley will no doubt try to wrestle Page, but if he can’t, he’ll have to deal with him. Only one fighter – Lima – has ever solved Michael Page’s standout puzzle, so it will be interesting to see if Storley’s Sanford MMA coaches can come up with a plan to leverage Logan’s strengths.
Rest of the map – Retirement of Semtex
Bellator London’s main map features revered veterans fighting at the end of their careers. The first is Paul Daley, fighting in his 64th and final MMA fight. Daley stormed onto the scene in UFC, knockout Martin Kampmann and Dustin Hazelnut† An infamous scene where Daley pushed a referee after a fight with Josh Koscheck would have him banned from the UFC for life, though the incident further expanded his explosive repertoire.
Daley fought in Strikeforce and around the world before settling back at Bellator, where he finished the last seven years of his career. He fights 9-2 Brazilian Wendell James, a relatively unknown, except for his recent win at an LFA Brazil show. Giacomo is no doubt fighting in a life-changing opportunity with the chance to introduce himself to the world with a win over an infamous fighter.
Also on the main map is legendary karateka Lyoto Machida fighting british prospect Fabian Edwards in the co-main event. While Machida has lost a series of three battles, he has yet to be finished in Bellator. “The Dragon” is 43 years old and faces a middleweight in his prime who is also looking for a win over a former UFC champion.
Also in action on the map are former Bellator title challengers Denise Kielholtz† Daniel Weicheland Kate Jackson.
BELLATOR LONDON RESULTS
Showtime Main Card (4pm EST / 1pm PST)
Michael Page vs. Logan Storley
Lyoto Machida vs. Fabian Edwards
Denise Kielholtz vs. Kana Watanabe
Paul Daley vs. Wendell Giacomo
Simon Biyong against Luke trainer
Bellator YouTube Prelims (1pm EST / 10am PST)
Daniel Weichel vs Robert Whiteford
Oliver Enkamp vs. Mark Lemminger
Elina Kallionidou vs. Kate Jackson
Alfie Davis vs. Tim Wilde
Andrew Fisher vs. Attila Korkmaz
Charlie Ward vs. Alan Carlos
Lee Chadwick vs. Maciej Rozanskic
Chiara Penco vs. Lanchana Green