Bellator 281: Lyoto Machida released in London | to fight

Brazilian MMA champion Lyoto Machida faced her fourth consecutive defeat this Friday, at the Bellator 281 joint event in London, UK. If past mistakes were in the judges’ decision, this time the former UFC champion was eliminated in the first round by Englishman Fabian Edwards. The main event saw American Logan Storley defeat Englishman Michael “Venom” Page for judges’ decision to win the welterweight transition belt (up to 77.1 kg) – line champion Yaroslav Amosov is out of action as he strengthens the Ukrainian army. in the war against Russia.

Fabian Edwards beats Lyoto Machida in Bellator 281 – Photo: Zac Goodwin / PA Photo via Getty Images

Lyoto could not do much against Edwards. The Englishman hit his left elbow on the way home from goal and injured the Brazilian in the second half of the first round. Machida stepped back and tried to recover, but Edwards climbed up and landed on the left hook which took the former UFC champion down. He only needed a few more punches to finish the fight in just 3 18 minutes.

In the main bout, “Anderson Silva English” had a similar Brazilian bout against Chael Sonnen … With the exception that he had no jiu-jitsu to present in the final column. As was the case in 2010, Page had a few good events in the standings, but Storley brought him down every round and controlled the ground fight. “MVP” had his best time in the fourth round, with jabs and straights, but otherwise he did little damage and showed no ability to pull himself out of the American claws. In the end, the judge scored three rounds in two and favored Page, but the other two saw Storley win.

Logan Storley, Bellator welterweight champion – Photo: Zac Goodwin / PA Images via Getty Images

The champion of the game who played in the UFC, Strikeforce, Cage Rage and Pancrase among others, Englishman Paul Daley bid farewell to MMA in a knockout match against Brazilian Wendell Giácomo. The Pitbull Brothers from Pernambuco were in control of the ground fight for most of the match; however, he allowed “Semtex” to escape in the final round of the second round. Daley went up with a fist column and pulled him out with his right signature pump.

Daley retires from MMA with 44 wins, 18 losses and two draws on his record.

MAIN CARD
Logan Storley defeated Michael Page through a split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
Fabian Edwards defeated Lyoto Machida by a margin of 3:18 between R1
Kana Watanabe defeated Denise Kielholtz through a 3:03 presentation of R2
Paul Daley defeated Wendell Giacomo by knockout at 4:09 between R2
Simon Biyong defeated Luke Trainer by a joint decision (29-27, 28-27, 29-28)
EARLY CARD
Daniel Weichel defeated Robert Whiteford by knockout in the 1min12s of R1
Elina Kallionidou defeated Kate Jackson by TKO by 4:53 out of R2
Oliver Enkamp defeated Mark Lemminger through a presentation for Rs 25s
Alfie Davis tied with Tim Wilde by popular vote (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Andrew Fisher defeated Attila Korkma through a joint decision (29-28 x3)
Charlie Ward defeated Alan Carlos by a joint decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Maciej Rozanski defeated Lee Chadwick by a joint decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Chiara Penco defeated Lanchana Green through a joint decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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