Logan Storley captured the interim Bellator welterweight title with a grinding display of wrestling to earn a split-decision victory over Michael "Venom" Page at Bellator 281 in London.
After 25 of the 26 fighters successfully made weight ahead of their respective bouts on Thursday morning, they replenished their bodies with food and water, then faced off for the final time ahead of their matchups at Bellator 281 in London.
Welterweight contender Logan Storley says he is primed and ready to step in and capture interim gold at Bellator 281, and says he'll back his wrestling to get the job done against Michael "Venom" Page in London.
England's Michael "Venom" Page may have his sights set on a championship belt this week, but he still had time for a message for the man he was supposed to be facing in London at Bellator 281.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has dropped back down to middleweight to face England's Fabian Edwards at Bellator 281, and "The Dragon" hopes the change in weight class will spark a renaissance for his stellar MMA career.
Ahead of his interim title fight with Logan Storley at Bellator 281, here's a look at the fights that have propelled Michael "Venom" Page into championship contention.
Both defending champions left UFC 274 without their titles, but the circumstances around the end of both fighters' title reigns were markedly different.
Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler delivered one of the all-time great UFC knockouts at UFC 274, then issued a word-perfect callout of a hat-trick of UFC stars.
The UFC has officially announced the lineup for UFC 276, with a pair of top-drawer title fights at the sharp end of the bout list.
UFC 275 athletes cut weight, hit the scales and face off: Justin Gaethje aims to win the title after Charles Oliveira misses his mark; champ Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza clash in a title rematch; Tony Ferguson returns against Michael Chandler.