Bellator 274 Recap: Storley Triumphs, Koreshkov’s Stunning KO, and More

Bellator 274, held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, was a night of thrilling fights and unexpected outcomes. The event was headlined by a five-round non-title fight between Logan Storley and Neiman Gracie, marking the first time in Bellator history that a non-title fight went five rounds.

Storley Outstrikes Gracie

In the main event, Logan Storley outstruck Neiman Gracie to claim a unanimous decision victory. The fight was a departure from expectations, as it featured almost no grappling despite the fighters’ backgrounds in wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Storley used his wrestling in reverse, keeping Gracie on the back foot with quick left hooks and overhand rights. Gracie managed to fight back with a crisp jab and increased volume, but it was not enough to secure the win.

Koreshkov’s Spinning Back Kick

The co-main event saw former welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov deliver a stunning spinning back kick to Chance Rencountre, leading to a 38-second stoppage. The kick landed on Rencountre’s rib cage, sending him to the ground and allowing Koreshkov to seal the deal with follow-up punches.

Other Notable Fights

In a featured bout on the main card, Adam Piccolotti and Georgi Karakhanyan fought a 15-minute bout largely on the mat. Piccolotti’s superior grappling skills were on display as he secured takedowns and gained back control for prolonged portions of the fight, leading to a unanimous decision victory.

The opening main card bout saw top-10 heavyweights Davion Franklin and Said Sowma battle it out over 15 minutes. Despite both men missing as much as they landed, Franklin’s power made the difference, earning him a split decision victory.

Upcoming Fights

Bellator continues to deliver exciting matchups in the world of MMA. Fans can look forward to more thrilling fights in the coming months as the promotion’s top fighters continue to battle it out in the cage. Stay tuned for more updates and recaps of these high-stakes events.

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