Bellator 291 predictions — Yaroslav Amosov vs. Logan Storley 2: Fight card, odds, start time, live stream

Yaroslav Amosov and Logan Storley may have had Fight of the Night as top contenders for the 2020 Bellator welterweight title. They played it back two years later, but this time the undisputed world title was at stake.

Amosov (26-0) makes the first defense of his Bellator welterweight title against Storley at Bellator 291 on Saturday at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. This is Amosov’s first fight since the overthrow of Douglas Lima in June 2021. Last year, Amosov gave up his title defense against Michael Page in order to protect your native people of Ukraine from the Russian invasion. Amosov joined unified world heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk, former undisputed lightweight champion Vasily Lomachenko, and former world boxing champions Wladimir Klitschko and Vitali Klitschko in the war. Following the liberation of his hometown, Irpen Amosov rescued his Bellator welterweight title from his mother’s home and prepared for a return to Bellator.

“The situation in Ukraine is a motivation right now,” said Amosov, who will return to Ukraine after visiting his wife and son after Saturday’s fight, told reporters at the Bellator 291 media day. “Sometimes I think I’m training and I think it’s hard training for me, not very good. Then, on reflection, I understand why I’m struggling. [Ukrainian soldiers], It’s hard. For me, it’s just training.

“Now it’s a little different, because I understand. Before, I was only a fighter, an athlete. The cage was my home. Now I understand that this is only a sport. Of course, this is a big motivation for me. But I understand that this is not # 1… No. 1 saves your family, you know, your people.

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Storley (14-1) replaced the champion and fought Page in the absence of Amosov. Storley outplayed Page in the latter’s hometown of London last May and retired as interim welterweight champion. Dublin will serve as a proving ground for Storley to establish himself as the undisputed champion and undo the only defeat on his professional record. Storley deeply sympathizes with Amosov and admits that he cannot understand what his opponent is arguing with. Storley must present Amosov as an athlete and an athlete if he is to succeed on Saturday.

“You sympathize with him. This is not the position you or I are in right now when I understand where it is. After all, this is a sporting event. It’s a competition,” Storley told CBS Sports. “I know as soon as he comes back he trains 100%. I know he’s getting ready to try and beat me, and I know I’m ready to try to beat him. That’s what it is. other than two MMA fighters who travel to Dublin to see who will bring the belt home.

“Obviously, we never said nasty things to each other. There is no vulgarity here. We want to find out who is the best. … I’m going to do that. Nothing will change in my mind until this fight is over… I hope they get it right.”

Read the full interview with Logan Storley below.

Below is the rest of the battle map for Saturday with the latest odds from Caesar’s bookmaker before we move on to the forecast and select the main event.

Bellator 291 map odds

Darling outsider Weight category
Yaroslav Amosov (c) -160 Logan Storley +135 Welterweight Championship
Jeremy Kennedy -280 Pedro Carvalho +230 A light weight
Peter Qualley -140 Bryce Logan +120 Easy
Sinead Kavanagh -190 Janai Harding +160 Women’s Featherweight
Ciarán Clark -400 Leonardo Cynic +310 Intermediate weight 147.5 lbs

Viewing information Bellator 291

Date of: February 25 | Start time: 4:00 pm ET (main map)
Location: 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
TV channel: Show time


Yaroslav Amosov vs. Logan Storley: The two went head to head the first time they fought and the second fight is also expected to be competitive. Amosov and Storley are talented grapplers. If their struggle cancels out each other, Amosov is likely to become a more component striker. Storley had some takedown success, overcoming fierce resistance from Amosov in their first meeting. If Storley can beat Amosov, then the interim champ needs to set time and use ground and pound to steal rounds. If Amosov can fight from a distance, he can rely on his superior strikes to strike at the opponent. I wouldn’t be too surprised if Amosov mixed things up by landing or threatening takedowns to keep Storley guessing. The two belt holders are durable, strong and skillful. Expect thoughtful competition for 25 minutes, but in favor of Amosov. Amosov through UD


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