Ahead of Saturday’s Bellator 291 card, fight week has felt as much a celebration of Ukrainian welterweight champ Yaroslav Amosov as anything else.
In lieu of the regular fight promotion, the focus has been on Amosov’s heroics, leaving MMA to join in the defense of his home country after Russia invaded nearly a year ago to the day. The story of Amosov helping to liberate his home town of Irpin, then returning to the ruins of his mother’s house to retrieve his Bellator championship belt, made global headlines.
Highlight reels have given way to a behind the scenes look at Amosov the soldier, even as he returns to a sport where he possesses a 26-0 record to rematch Logan Storley. “Storm” remains one of Amosov’s toughest foes, having taken the Ukrainian the distance in 2020 in a fight that ended in a split decision.
In Amosov’s absence last year, Storley captured interim gold against Michael “Venom” Page, making the Bellator 291 main event a title unification bout.
In the evening’s co-main event, featherweight action saw Pedro Carvalho taking on Canadian Jeremey Kennedy — with the winner inching closer to a potential title shot at 145lbs.
Bellator 291 goes down at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, February 25, 2023. In the U.S., the main card airs live on Showtime, following online prelims that can be viewed above. The action gets underway at 11:25AM ET. Where available, a main card live stream is below, along with full results from Saturday’s card.
Bellator 291: Amosov vs. Storley 2 Results
Yaroslav Amosov (c) def. Logan Storley (ic) by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) – for the Bellator MMA welterweight championship / title unification bout
Jeremy Kennedy def. Pedro Carvalho by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bryce Logan def. Peter Queally by TKO, Round 2, 2:32
Janay Harding def. Sinead Kavanagh by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Ciaran Clarke def. Leonardos Sinis by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Karl Moore def. Maciej Różański by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Shipman def. Charlie Ward by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Oleg Popov def. Gokhan Saricam by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Norbert Novenyi Jr. def. Andy Manzolo by TKO, Round 1, 3:12
Brian Moore def. Luca Iovine by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Richie Smullen def. Piotr Niedzielski by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Darragh Kelly def. Dorval Jordan by TKO, Round 3, 1:58
Asaël Adjoudj def. Liam McCracken by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Khasan Magomedsharipov def. Rafael Hudson by TKO, Round 1, 4:40
Jena Bishop def. Elina Kallionidou by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kenny Mokhonoana def. Craig McIntosh by TKO, Round 1, 3:13
Dmytrii Hrytsenko def. Daniele Scatizzi by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Steven Hill def. Joel Kouadja by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 2:03