Storley Headlining Bellator 298, Blockhus Making MMA Debut

MINNEAPOLIS – A pair of former Minnesota wrestlers are set to compete Friday night at Bellator 298 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The main event features No. 1 Logan Storley (14-2) against No. 7 Brennan Ward (17-6) in a welterweight bout.

Storley was a four-time All-American at Minnesota from 2011-15. He finished his career with an overall record 119-27, including a 47-7 mark in duals and 27-3 record in Big Ten matchups. He claimed third place at the NCAA Championships as a junior, fourth as both a sophomore and senior and sixth as a freshman.

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Storley Remains Undefeated at Bellator 197

It was a wrestling clinic for Gopher wrestling alumnus Logan Storley at Bellator 197 in St. Louis, Missouri last night. Storley moved his professional MMA record to 8-0 after the unanimous decision over Missouri native Joaquin Buckley (8-2).

“I feel great, and at the end of the day, I got the win,” Storley said after the fight. “The biggest thing tonight was when I stepped into this cage, it felt like home. I wasn’t worried, I wasn’t nervous. I went in there, and did my job. I listened to my corner, and got the ‘W’.”

Storley was never in danger of losing his undefeated record. The wrestler turned fighter smothered Buckley over three rounds to pick up the win by scores of 30-27, 30-26 and 30-26.

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