Logan Storley Rebounds From Defeat With Dominant Victory At Bellator 265
Logan Storley comes out on top
Bellator returns to us tonight, August 20, 2021, for their 265th event, headlined by heavyweight contenders Cheick Kongo and Sergei Kharitonov.
Kongo is coming off his first defeat since the beginning of 2015, a split decision to No. 2 ranked Tim Johnson. His fight prior to that was a title shot against Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader, but unfortunately, that bout ended in a no contest.
However, prior to that, Kongo was on an eight-fight win streak, he’d completely turned his career around since his departure from the UFC. He steps into this bout at 46 years of age, and faces a dangerous Kharitonov who comes in with 21 knockout victories, having won titles in each of his last two bouts, leading up to his Bellator return tonight.
Co-headlining the event came a welterweight bout between No. 5 ranked Logan Storley and Dante Schiro.
Storley gave Yaroslav Amosov his toughest fight to date, losing to him via a very close split decision in his last bout back in November of last year. Amosov has since defeated Douglas Lima to become the Bellator welterweight champion at 26-0.
That was Storley’s only defeat, as he comes into this bout with a record of 11-1. Schiro comes in with a record of 8-2, having lost two very close decisions himself.
Continue reading to see how this welterweight contest went down:
Official Result: Logan Storley def. Dante Schiro via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Storley secures an early single leg and puts Schiro on his back, as many of us expected him to do.
Schiro did do a good job of initially defending it, using his whizzer, but it wasn’t enough to stop the four-time Division I All-American. Storley remained on top for the rest of the round, passing and going back to guard throughout.
Storley comes out looking for the takedown again early in round two, but Schiro stays on his feet for the first two minutes of grueling defense. However, Storley eventually gets his wish and puts Schiro on his back, keeping him there for the remaining three minutes.
Storley attempts takedowns throughout round three but is unable to secure any. He doesn’t take much damage, and did control the action, but didn’t really do much in this round. It was a typical Logan Storley performance, a lot of dominant wrestling.
There was no need for the split scorecard, it’s a wonder who would score this fight for Schiro, all due respect.
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