Bellator MMA is in Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut tonight (Feb. 19) for its second show of 2022.
In the main event of Bellator 274, former welterweight title challenger Neiman Gracie takes on former All-American collegiate wrestler Logan Storley in what is Bellator’s first ever non-title, five-round main event. About time this happened! That’ll be the norm moving forward for all Bellator main events unless we get some extraordinarily short notice fight that makes three rounds more practical.
The co-main event is a welterweight bout between former welterweight king Andrey Koreshkov and late notice replacement, ex-UFC fighter Chance Rencountre. Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Adam Piccolotti is also on the main card and could be a really intriguing lightweight battle.
Bellator 274 kicks off with a free live stream of the prelims, which can be watched at the top of the page starting at a special early start time of 6 PM ET/3 PM PT. Showtime has the main card at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. You can watch the main card on Bellator’s YouTube channel if you live in other international jurisdictions. BBC iPlayer has this card for streaming in the United Kingdom.
Main Card (Showtime, 9 PM ET)
Neiman Gracie vs. Logan Storley
Round 1 – Good right hand by Storley. Jab by Gracie and a leg kick by Storley. Spinning back kick by Gracie lol no. Gracie with the leg kicks. He’s getting his jab going but he is clipped by a right hand. Hard left hook by Storley. Clubbing right hands by Storley in the clinch. Good start for the former All-American wrestler. First takedown is by Gracie and the sprawl by Storley. Counter left by Gracie but no doubt Storley has the edge. Storley with another right hand as the round ends. 10-9 Storley.
Round 2 – Jab lands for Gracie. Outside leg kick by Gracie. Flying knee by Gracie doesn’t work and Storley counters. Couple of jabs by Gracie. And a right hand but Storley with the combo and clearly harder strikes. Good shots by Storley but back comes Gracie with a right cross. Counter right off of a Gracie leg kick. Uppercut by Storley. A 1-2 by Gracie but Storley defends and then gets in a left. It’s so obvious that Storley is the harder puncher. It’s basically been a kickboxing match. 20-18 Storley.
Round 3 – A clean right hand gets through for Gracie. Storley storms forward but misses everything. Slapping left by Gracie but a jab does land. Storley goes to the body and then goes upstairs. Gracie clinches but Storley is the one who connects with a right. Gracie having some moments and gets in a head kick. Solid right hand by Storley. Leg kick by Storley. Body shot by Gracie. This fight is mid. I’m actually giving that round to Gracie as he did the better work. 29-28 Storley.
Round 4 – Really more of the same as the other three rounds. The jab of Gracie seems to have bloodied up Storley’s face. Right hand by Gracie and Storley is hurt! Here comes Neiman with elbows! Uppercut! Big elbow! Storley in trouble! Panic wrestling by Storley but Gracie sprawls and they’re back to their feet. Bunch of standing elbows by Gracie! Storley survives and lands a left hook. Big left hook and now Storley wobbles Gracie and GRACIE IS DOWN!! WHAT A COMEBACK BY STORLEY! But he can’t finish the fight on the ground! Storley makes Gracie get up. And here comes Gracie with the elbows! Big left by Storley. Right-left combo by Storley. And now Storley is wailing away! This round has turned on its head! Bad shot by Gracie and Storley sprawls. Wow. What a round! 39-37 Storley.
Round 5 – Gracie comes out jabbing. Neiman working the combinations but Storley with the head movement. Elbow by Gracie and then a head kick just whizzes past Logan’s face. Leg kick by Gracie. Left hook by Gracie and then a jab. Sharp left hand lands for Storley. Right hand by Storley. Gracie with a straight right. Counter uppercut by Gracie and a Storley left hand. Storley with another left and Gracie looks at the clock. Right hand by Storley backs Gracie up. There’s a minute to go. I think Storley has this won unless he gets knocked out. Snappy right by Storley. Both men bloodied and tired. Wicked counter left by Gracie but Storley answers back! This fight went into 4th gear out of nowhere. 49-46 Storley.
Logan Storley def. Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 50-45)
Andrey Koreshkov def. Chance Rencountre by TKO (spinning back kick and punches) at :38 of round 1
Adam Piccolotti def. Georgi Karakhanyan by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Brennan Ward def. Brandon Bell by TKO (punches) at :32 of round 2
Davion Franklin def. Said Sowma by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (Online, 6 PM ET)
Nick Brown def. Mandel Nallo via TKO (strikes) at 2:20 of Round 2
Jaylon Bates def. Chris Disonell via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:39 of Round 3
Bobby King def. Aviv Gozali via TKO (referee stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 1
DeAnna Bennett def. Justine Kish via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Jordan Newman def. Cody Herbert via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Justin Montalvo def. Corey Samuels via TKO (strikes) at 2:43 of Round 1
Isaiah Hokit def. Theodore Macuka via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:59 of Round 1
Jonathan Di Lorenzo def. Orlando Mendoza via submission (D’Arce choke) at 1:07 of Round 1
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