Ranked Bellator welterweights Neiman Gracie and Logan Storley will headline the promotion’s February 19th event, as announced Tuesday.
The fight between Gracie and Storley headlines Bellator 274, which will see the promotion return to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
While known for his grappling skills, Gracie showed his striking in September when stopping Mark Lemminger in the second minute of action. That win put him back on the right track after suffering a loss to Jason Jackson five months prior.
Storley will be competing in his first-ever Bellator main event. He has fought in the promotion since 2017, picking up seven wins through eight appearances. He was given his sole pro loss came in 2020 against Yaroslav Amosov. Just one fight later, Amosov defeated Douglas Lima to become the new Bellator Welterweight Champion.
Storley returned to the win column in August, defeating Dante Schiro via split decision.
Bellator Unveils Nine-Fight Card For February
As of this week, Bellator has nine bouts in total set for their return to the Mohegan Sun Arena. Promotional veteran Andrey Koreshkov is scheduled to appear in the co-main event. He will face Mukhamed Berkamov, who is riding a long winning streak and coming off a successful Bellator debut.
Looking lower on the card, veteran names like Georgie Karakhanyan and Adam Piccolotti are also set to appear.
Also on the prelims, viewers will see a clash of two prospects when flashy fighter Mandell Nallo meets former LFA Lightweight Champion Nick Browne.
Main Card (Showtime/9 p.m. ET)
Welterweight Main Event Bout: Neiman Gracie (11-2) vs. Logan Storley (12-1)
Welterweight Co-Main Event Bout: Andrey Koreshkov (24-4) vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov (15-1)
Flyweight Bout: Veta Arteaga (6-4) vs. Keri Taylor Melendez (5-0)
Heavyweight Bout: Said Sowma (8-2) vs. Davion Franklin (4-0)
Preliminary Card (Youtube/6 p.m. ET)
Lightweight Bout: Georgi Karakhanyan (31-12-1) vs. Adam Piccolotti (12-4)
Lightweight Bout: Mandel Nallo (8-1) vs. Nick Browne (12-1)
Bantamweight Bout: Jaylon Bates (4-0) vs. Chris Disonell (6-4)
Lightweight Bout: Corey Samuels (3-2) vs. Justin Montalvo (4-0)
Featherweight Bout: Isaiah Hokit (0-1) vs. Albert Birckhead (0-1)
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