Historical past was made on Saturday night time when the primary occasion of Bellator 274 featured the primary five-round non-title battle in Bellator historical past, and Logan Storley and Neiman Gracie made glorious use of these two additional rounds, battling it out for 25 minutes on the Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, Conn. Ultimately, it was Logan Storley who received his hand raised.
Storley selected to make use of his wrestling in reverse on this battle, out-striking Gracie with fast left hooks and overhand rights; he continually stored the Brazilian on the again foot within the early rounds of the headliner. Because the bout went on, Gracie was capable of battle his method again in with a crisp jab and an uptick in quantity.
However issues actually received fascinating within the fourth spherical, when Gracie harm Storley with a counter-uppercut that had Storley in a variety of bother. Gracie was unable to shut the present, although, and Storley managed to harm Gracie with an enormous overhand that dropped him and almost ended the bout.
Miraculously, the battle made it to the fifth spherical the place, regardless of their clear exhaustion, each males got here out swinging, buying and selling massive pictures for the ultimate 5 minutes. Ultimately, the bout between the BJJ participant and the wrestler featured nearly no grappling, and Storley took house a unanimous determination with scores of 48-47, 50-45, and 49-46.
Andrey Koreshkov obliterates Chance Rencountre with a spinning again kick
Within the co-main occasion, Andrey Koreshkov made fast work of Likelihood Rencountre, making his coach Alexander Shlemenko proud by stopping Likelihood Rencountre with a spinning again kick. The shot, which was basically the primary actual strike thrown within the bout, landed cleanly to the ribs of Rencountre, who instantly dropped to the mat and coated as much as watch for the stoppage.
After the battle, Koreshkov known as for a battle in opposition to Paul Daley in London, saying neither he nor Daley like wrestling and that he’ll knock Daley out. That will be an incredible battle.
Adam Piccolotti outgrapples Georgi Karakhanyan
In a featured bout on the primary card, perennial Bellator light-weight contenders Adam Piccolotti and Georgi Karakhanyan fought a 15-minute bout contested largely on the mat. For the primary two rounds, it was Piccolotti whose grappling proved to be superior, as he was capable of safe takedowns and acquire again management for extended parts of the battle. Nonetheless, within the third spherical, Karakhanyan staged a little bit of a comeback, sinking in a deep guillotine after which utilizing it to take high place on Piccolotti for as soon as. Finally, it was too little, too late for Karakhanyan, who misplaced a unanimous determination.
Brennan Ward batters Brandon Bell
Brennan Ward has been by way of hell to make it again to the Bellator cage, and so it was solely becoming that he deliver a few of that hell to his opponent.
Ward, who has had a really public battle with habit, returned to motion for the primary time in over 4 years, and he did so to raucous assist from the gang. Ward repaid his loyal followers by placing on a clinic in opposition to Brandon Bell, battering his opponent with vicious combos and savage floor and pound to pressure a stoppage simply 32 seconds into Spherical 2.
Davion Franklin edges out Said Sowma
Within the opening essential card bout, top-10 heavyweights (in keeping with the Bellator rankings) Davion Franklin and Mentioned Sowma battled it out over quarter-hour, with Franklin successful a cut up determination. In a back-and-forth battle, although each males missed as a lot as they landed, it was the ability of Franklin that made the distinction, incomes him scores of 29-28, 28-29, and 30-27 from the judges.
Try full Bellator 274 outcomes beneath:
Logan Storley def. Neiman Gracie by unanimous determination (48-47, 50-45, 49-46)
Andrey Koreshkov def. Likelihood Rencountre by TKO (spinning again kick and punches) – Spherical 1, 0:38
Adam Piccolotti def. Georgi Karakhanyan through unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Brennan Ward def. Brandon Bell through TKO (strikes) – Spherical 2, 0:32
Davion Franklin def. Mentioned Sowma through cut up determination (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Nick Brown def. Mandel Nallo through TKO (strikes) – Spherical 2, 2:20
Jaylon Bates def. Chris Disonell through submission (rear-naked choke) – Spherical 3, 3:39
Bobby King def. Aviv Gozali through TKO (referee stoppage) – Spherical 1, 5:00
DeAnna Bennett def. Justine Kish through unanimous determination (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Jordan Newman def. Cody Herbert through unanimous determination (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Justin Montalvo def. Corey Samuels through TKO (strikes) – Spherical 1, 2:43
Isaiah Hokit def. Theodore Macuka through submission (rear-naked choke) – Spherical 1, 3:59
Jonathan Di Lorenzo def. Orlando Mendoza through submission (D’Arce choke) – Spherical 1, 1:07