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BELLATOR 298 Delivers Thrilling MMA Action: Storley Dominates Ward, Moldavsky Ends Mowry’s Undefeated Streak

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The electrifying atmosphere inside the Sanford Pentagon was nothing short of explosive as BELLATOR 298 unfolded, showcasing a night of exhilarating mixed martial arts action. The main event witnessed hometown hero Logan Storley, the former Interim Welterweight Champion, achieve a resounding TKO victory over the 8th-ranked Brennan Ward, sending the sold-out crowd into a frenzy.

In a showdown that had MMA enthusiasts on the edge of their seats, Storley (15-2) displayed his prowess, securing a TKO finish against Ward (17-7) at 4:05 of round two. Storley’s relentless pursuit and precision strikes proved too much for Ward to handle, marking an impressive return for the Sioux Falls-native.

Another remarkable clash came in the co-headliner as former Interim Heavyweight Champion Valentin Moldavsky (12-3, 1 NC) locked horns with the 3rd-ranked Steve Mowry (10-1-1), who had never tasted defeat in his professional career until now. Moldavsky exhibited his well-rounded skills, earning a unanimous decision victory (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) and putting an end to Mowry’s undefeated streak.

Canada’s own Aaron Jeffery (14-4) showcased his determination and skillset, delivering a unanimous decision win (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) against the previously unbeaten Dalton Rosta (8-1). Jeffery’s calculated approach and relentless drive saw him climb the ranks and leave his mark on the welterweight division.

The BELLATOR 298 event was a treat for fans of MMA, offering a slew of intense matchups that left no room for disappointment. James Gallagher (12-2) made a triumphant return to the BELLATOR cage, narrowly outpointing the resilient James Gonzalez (10-7) in a split decision victory (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). The opening main card bout featured a dominant performance from the 6th-ranked Sidney Outlaw (17-5), who left no doubt in his unanimous decision win (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) over the 7th-ranked Islam Mamedov (22-3-1).

The event also set the stage for future matchups, with BELLATOR MMA returning to action on Saturday, Sept. 23, for BELLATOR 299: Eblen vs. Edwards. The 185-pound title will be up for grabs as undefeated BELLATOR Middleweight World Champion Johnny Eblen (13-0) defends his title against England’s Fabian Edwards (12-2). MMA enthusiasts can catch all the action as the card airs on SHOWTIME.

BELLATOR 298 Fight Results(main card):

Logan Storley vs. Brennan WardLogan StorleyBrennan WardTKO (punches)Round 2, 4:05
Valentin Moldavsky vs. Steve MowryValentin MoldavskySteve MowryUnanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)3 Rounds
Aaron Jeffery vs. Dalton RostaAaron JefferyDalton RostaUnanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)3 Rounds
James Gallagher vs. James GonzalezJames GallagherJames GonzalezSplit Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)3 Rounds
Sidney Outlaw vs. Islam MamedovSidney OutlawIslam MamedovUnanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)3 Rounds

Preliminary fights

Michael Blockhus vs. Eli MeffordMichael BlockhusEli MeffordTKORound 1, 2:43
Justine Kish vs. Diana AvsaragovaJustine KishDiana AvsaragovaUnanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)3 Rounds
Enrique Barzola vs. Jaylon BatesEnrique BarzolaJaylon BatesUnanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)3 Rounds
Lucas Brennan vs. Weber AlmeidaLucas BrennanWeber AlmeidaKORound 3, 3:32
Kasum Kasumov vs. Josh HillKasum KasumovJosh HillSplit Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)3 Rounds
Vladimir Tokov vs. Jairo PachecoVladimir TokovJairo PachecoUnanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)3 Rounds
Leandro Higo vs. Nikita MikhailovLeandro HigoNikita MikhailovSubmission (guillotine)Round 2, 2:50
Alfie Davis vs. Aalon CruzAlfie DavisAalon CruzUnanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)3 Rounds
Katerina Shakalova vs. Dayana SilvaKaterina ShakalovaDayana SilvaSplit Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)3 Rounds
Sullivan Cauley vs. Hamza SalimSullivan CauleyHamza SalimTechnical Submission (arm-triangle)Round 1, 4:24
Marcirley Alves da Silva vs. Jerrell HodgeMarcirley Alves da SilvaJerrell HodgeKO (strikes)Round 1, 3:53
Jordan Oliver vs. Andrew TrioloJordan OliverAndrew TrioloSubmission (arm-triangle)Round 1, 1:05

The night was filled with thrilling action and unforeseen twists, leaving MMA fans eagerly anticipating the next exhilarating installment of BELLATOR MMA. Stay tuned for more updates and prepare for the upcoming clash at BELLATOR 299, where champions will rise and legacies will be etched in the annals of MMA history.