Bellator 281 Weigh-in Results: Interim Title Fight Official; 1 Fighter Heavy
Bellator MMA's return to England will see Michael Page look to finally have championship gold, albeit of the interim variety, wrapped around his waist.
The main event of Bellator 281 will see Page take on Logan Storley for the interim welterweight championship. The five-round title fight, like the rest of the card, is now official after the weigh-ins took place on Thursday morning, although prelim fighter Alan Carlos came in 3.2 pounds overweight for his middleweight bout against Charlie Ward. The rest of the mixed martial artists all made weight.
Page (20-1) has rebounded from his first career defeat, a brutal knockout at the hands of Douglas Lima, by rattling off six wins in a row. Most recently, "Venom" exacted revenge via split decision over Lima. It's now time for "MVP" to cement himself as the number one contender to Yaroslav Amosov's world title by gaining the interim belt, and the British fighter weighed in at 168.6 pounds.
After the champion withdrew to defend his home country of Ukraine, Storley (13-1) got the call for the interim title bout. Ever since losing a split decision to Amosov, Storley has scored back-to-back decision wins over Dante Schiro and Neiman Gracie. "Storm" officially weighed 169.4 pounds for the contest, and hopes to earn a five-round rematch against Amosov.
Bellator 281 will air on Friday live on Showtime at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, while the prelims begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
Bellator 281 Weigh-in Results:Michael Page (168.6) vs. Logan Storley (169.4)
Fabian Edwards (185) vs. Lyoto Machida (185)
Denise Kielholtz (124.2) vs. Kana Watanabe (125.2)
Paul Daley (174.4) vs. Wendell Giacomo (174.2)
Simon Biyong (205.2) vs. Luke Trainer (205)
Daniel Weichel (145.2) vs. Robert Whiteford (145.8)
Oliver Enkamp (168.8) vs. Mark Lemminger (170.2)
Kate Jackson (125.6) vs. Elina Kallionidou (125.8)
Alfie Davis (155.8) vs. Tim Wilde (155.8)
Andrew Fisher (145.4) vs. Attila Korkmaz (145.8)
Alan Carlos (189.2)* vs. Charlie Ward (184.8)
Lee Chadwick (205.4) vs. Maciej Rozanski (204.8)
Lanchana Green (115) vs. Chiara Penco (115.2)
* Carlos missed weight by 3.2 pounds and has been fined a percentage of his purse.
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