Bellator 252 will host The Featherweight World Grand Prix closes out the quarter-final rounds with two five-round bouts. First up a rematch between Daniel Weichel and Emmanuel Sanchez, then the main event sees double champ Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire put his featherweight gold up for grabs against Pedro Carvalho.
Check out Logan Storley pre-fight interview above.
Storley (11-0-0) has won six bouts under the Bellator banner, with notable wins coming over Matt Secor, Joaquin Buckley and Ion Pascu. Storley is going to be competing for the first time in a year, as his last bout happened in November of 2019. Storley has not competed since Bellator 233 in November 2019 when he defeated E.J. Brooks via TKO due to an arm injury.
A former NCAA Division 1 All American wrestler from the University of Minnesota. Storley was set to meet Mark Lemminger in the featured preliminary bout of Bellator 242 on July 24 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. Storley pulled out of the bout after sustaining the injury. Storley has competed 11 times as a professional MMA fighter and just three of those bouts went the distance.
Both men enter the Bellator cage undefeated with a combined pro record of 35-0, with the winner one step closer to an opportunity against welterweight world champion Douglas Lima.
His opponent Amosov (24-0-0) has already earned five wins in Bellator, with those coming over Gerald Harris, Erick Silva, David Rickels, Ed Ruth and Mark Lemminger. Amosov has picked up 10 of 24 wins by way of submission,
Bellator 252 Main Event:
145 lbs.: Patricio Freire (30-4) vs. Pedro Carvalho (11-3)
Bellator 252 Main Card (7:00 p.m. ET):
145 lbs.: Daniel Weichel (40-11) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (19-4)
170 lbs.: Yaroslav Amosov (24-0) vs. Logan Storley (11-0)
Bellator 252 “Prelims” Card (5:00 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Roman Faraldo (3-0) vs. Pat Casey (6-3)
145 lbs.: Aaron Pico (6-3) vs. John de Jesus (13-8)
155 lbs.: Manny Muro (11-6) vs. Devin Powell (10-4)
135 lbs.: Jornel Lugo (4-0) vs. Schyler Sootho (4-0)
115 lbs.: Keri Taylor Melendez (4-0) vs. Emilee King (4-3)
145 lbs.: Gabriel Varga (1-1) vs. Brandon Phillips (6-3)
170 lbs.: Khonry Gracie (2-1) vs. Trevor Gudde (1-1)
145 lbs.: Lucas Brennan (3-0) vs. Andrew Salas (6-4)
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