Bellator 281 is set to go down TODAY (Fri., May 13, 2022) live from inside OVO Arena Wembley in London, England, featuring an interim Welterweight title fight between Michael Page and Logan Storley. Also on the card, Lyoto Machida battles Fabian Edwards, while Paul Daley takes on Wendell Giacomo in his retirement fight.
Bellator 281’s “Prelims” undercard will air on Showtime at 1 p.m. ET, with main card action beginning at 4 p.m. ET. MMAmania.com will deliver results for the full card and comprehensive play-by-play for the televised portion of Bellator 281 below.
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BELLATOR 281 QUICK RESULTS:
170 lbs.: Michael Page vs Logan Storley Interim Welterweight title fight
185 lbs.: Lyoto Machida vs Fabian Edwards
125 lbs.: Denise Kielholtz vs. Kana Watanabe
170 lbs.: Paul Daley vs Wendell Giacomo
205 lbs.: Luke Trainer vs. Simon Biyong – Biyong via unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Daniel Weichel vs. Robert Whiteford – Weichel via first-round knockout
125 lbs.: Kate Jackson vs. Elina Kallionidou – Kallionidou via second-round TKO
170 lbs.: Oliver Enkamp vs. Mark Lemminger – Enkamp via third-round submission (triangle choke)
155 lbs.: Alfie Davis vs. Tim Wilde – Fight score a majority draw
145 lbs.: Andrew Fisher vs. Attila Korkmaz – Fisher via unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Charlie Ward vs. Alan Carlos – Ward via unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Lee Chadwick vs. Maciej Rozanski – Rozanski via unanimous decision
115 lbs.: Chiara Penco vs. Lanchana Green – Penco via unanimous decision
BELLATOR 281 PLAY-BY-PLAY
Michael Page vs. Logan Storley
Lyoto Machida vs. Fabian Edwards
Denise Kielholtz vs. Kana Watanabe
Paul “Semtex” Daley vs. Wendell Giacomo
Luke Trainer vs. Simon Biyong
Round 1: Biyong lands a stiff jab. Right hand from Biyong, who pushes trainer up against the cage. Trainer bleeding from his nose already. Biyong gets the takedown and is in half guard. Struggle for position on the ground. Biyong driving some hard shots to Trainer’s ribs. Wrist control now for Trainer. Biyong keeping him down for now. Trainer manages to get back to his feet and he now takes down Biyong and he takes his back! Trainer looking to flatten out Biyong. Trainer is blasting away with shots to the side of the head. He sinks in a rear-naked choke. Biyong defending well and is now eating more shots. Trainer goes back to the rear-naked choke. He let’s it go. Trainer goes back to it one more time and Biyong is defending well. Trainer isn’t giving it up as time runs out. 10-9 Trainer
Round 2: They meet in the center of the cage. By the way, these two men are giants standing at 6’6. Biyong clips trainer with a huge right hand. Biyong swarms in and starts unlaoding hammer fists but Trainer is defending well. Biyong mounts Trainer and he is in trouble. Biyong dropping wild hammer fists. Trainer is firing off some shots from the bottom as well. Biyong looks like he gassed himself out a bit. Nice elbow from Biyong and Trainer is bleeding bad. Biyong taking a breather, still has top mounted position. Trainer gives up his bak and Biyong is looking for the rear-naked choke. Trainer escapes and he is now in Biyong’s guard. Nice elbow from Trainer. Biyong now reverses position and he is back in mount. Great transitions from both men. Biyong starting to unload some shots as he gets into Trainer’s guard. Biyong stands up and kicks the legs. Swings Trainer’s legs to the side and is now in side control. 10-9 Biyong
Round 3: Both men are very tired after an insane second round. Action has slowed a bit here in the final round. Lazy high kick from Trainer catches air. Trainer whiffs on a right hand. Jab from Biyong. Trainer is spent, all of his shots are slow. Biyong goes in and lands a left hand and drops Trainer. Hammer fists from guard. Great position for Biyong. Biyolanding shots from the top and Trainer isn’t doing much of anything here. Biyong will steal this round and the fight if Trainer can’t get up. Trainer gets up, on cue. it was a slow round for both men but Biyong gets it. 10-9 Biyong
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