Bellator 298: Storley vs. Ward Full Results

Logan Storley and Brennan Ward Bellator 298
Logan Storley and Brennan Ward, Bellator 298 Credit: Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA

Former interim welterweight champ Logan Storley faced the explosive Brennan Ward atop Bellator 298 on Friday night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The match-up found Storley looking to bounce back from a loss to Yaroslav Amosov in their title unification bout earlier this year — Storley’s second loss to a pro, with the first also coming to Amosov. Brennan Ward, meanwhile, was playing out a redemption arc, having overcome drug addiction and made a successful return to fighting after years out of action. He’d won three straight coming into Bellator 298.

In the co-main event, a fight with all the markings of a heavyweight title eliminator unfolded between Valentin Moldavsky and undefeated standout Steve Mowry. Also on the card, names like Dalton Rosta, facing Canadian middleweight Aaron Jeffery, the return of James Gallagher, and undefeated bantamweight Jaylon Bates taking a step up in competition against TUF Latin America 2 winner Enrique Barzola.

Bellator 298 takes place Friday, August 11, 2023 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD. The main card airs on Showtime at 10PM ET in the U.S. following online prelims (found below, where applicable) starting at 6:25PM. In Canada, the card streams via PPV and can be found here.

Bellator 298: Storley vs. Ward Results

Main card

Welterweight: Logan Storley def. Brennan Ward by TKO (ground n’ pound), Round 2, 4:05
Heavyweight: Valentin Moldavsky def. Steve Mowry by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Middleweight: Aaron Jeffery def. Dalton Rosta by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Featherweight: James Gallagher def. James Gonzalez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight (160lb): Sidney Outlaw def. Islam Mamedov by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary card

Women’s Flyweight: Justine Kish def. Diana Avsaragova by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Bantamweight: Enrique Barzola vs. Jaylon Bates by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight: Lucas Brennan def. Weber Almeida by knockout (knee), Round 3, 3:52
Bantamweight: Kasum Kasumov def. Josh Hill by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Lightweight: Vladimir Tokov def. Jairo Pacheco by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Leandro Higo def. Nikita Mikhailov by submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 2:50
Lightweight: Alfie Davis def. Aalon Cruz by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Women’s Featherweight: Katerina Shakalova def. Dayana Silva by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight: Sullivan Cauley def. Hamza Salim by technical submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 1, 4:24
Bantamweight: Marcirley Alves da Silva def. Jerrell Hodge by knockout (strikes), Round 1, 3:53
Featherweight: Jordan Oliver def. Andrew Triolo by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 1, 1:05

Post-liminary Card

Bantamweight: Michael Blockhus def. Eli Mefford by TKO, Round 1, 2:43