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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 Giácomo in his retirement fight.
Bellator 280’s “Prelims” undercard will air on Showtime at 12:30 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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Two homegrown stars have reached the mountaintop of Bellator's welterweight division. Michael "Venom" Page and Logan Storley have each spent the majority of their career in the promotion. Their commitment to the craft conjures an interim welterweight championship match at Bellator 281 in Page's backyard of London, England.
A pinpoint accurate and dynamic knockout artist, "MVP" has been criticized for fighting a relatively low level of competition. Page (20-1) has a number of experienced opponents and UFC veterans on his record and, more recently, has found success against ranked Bellator opposition. Page, in his last fight, avenged his only career loss to former champion Douglas Lima, earning a split decision in London and a title shot against reigning champion Yaroslav Amosov. Unfortunately, Amosov pulled out of the fight as the Ukrainian fighter continues to serve his country in the war with Russia. The downgrade from undisputed champion to interim champion has had no effect on Page's morale heading into Bellator 281.
"100% still complete excitement. I've been saying it to people, but I still see myself as the champion at the end of it," Page told CBS Sports. "The only difference is there is one person that when he comes, he's first in line and he gets to jump the queue to fight the champion. That's it. Outside of that, I just enjoy competing. I enjoy being on stage and being in front of a crowd. I enjoy the energy that they give me. There is so much that I enjoy about this. There is nothing that can take away from this moment.