Michael Page and Logan Storley are set to headline Bellator 281 in London this Friday night — with weigh-ins for the event going down Thursday morning.
It wasn’t the match-up originally billed for the promotion’s return to the British capital. Originally, the first shot at gold for “MVP” was to come against undisputed champion Yaroslav Amosov. But when Russia invaded the champion’s native Ukraine, he took up arms to assist in the defense of the nation.
Now, Storley gets the nod, and it’s interim gold on the line this Friday at the SSE Arena at Wembley.
In the co-main event, Lyoto Machida returns to middleweight to face Fabian Edwards, brother of UFC contender Leon Edwards. But perhaps the bigger fight is the retirement bout for Paul “Semtex” Daley. The longtime fan favorite will bow out Friday in a fight with Wendell Giacomo, stepping in for ex-champ Andrey Koreshkov on short notice.
Full results from Thursday’s Bellator 281 official weigh-in can be found below.
Bellator 281: MVP vs. Storley Weigh-In Results
Welterweight: Logan Storley (169.4) vs. Michael Page (168.6) – for the Bellator MMA interim welterweight championship
Middleweight: Lyoto Machida (185) vs. Fabian Edwards (185)
Women’s Flyweight: Denise Kielholtz (124.2) vs. Kana Watanabe (125.2)
Catchweight (175lbs): Paul Daley (174.4) vs. Wendell Giácomo (174.2)
Light Heavyweight: Luke Trainer (205) vs. Simon Biyong (205.2)
Featherweight: Daniel Weichel (145.2) vs. Rob Whiteford (145.8)
Welterweight: Oliver Enkamp (168.8) vs. Mark Lemminger (170.2)
Women’s Flyweight: Kate Jackson (125.6) vs. Elina Kallionidou (125.8)
Lightweight: Tim Wilde (155.8) vs. Alfie Davis (155.8)
Featherweight: Andrew Fisher (145.4) vs. Attila Korkmaz (145.8)
Middleweight: Charlie Ward (184.8) vs. Alan Carlos (189.2)*
Light Heavyweight: Maciej Różański (204.8) vs. Lee Chadwick (205.4)
Women’s Strawweight: Chiara Penco (115.2) vs. Lanchana Green (115)
* Carlos missed weight by 3.2 pounds for his middleweight fight against Charlie Ward