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

Yaroslav Amosov vs Logan Storley arguably delivered the Fight of the Night as top contenders for the Bellator welterweight championship in 2020. They run it back two years later, but this time with the undisputed world title at stake.

Amosov (26-0) makes the first defense of his Bellator welterweight championship against Storley at Bellator 291 on Saturday, taking place inside 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. It marks Amosov’s first fight since dethroning Douglas Lima in June 2021. Amosov pulled out a title defense against Michael Page last year to defend his home nation of Ukraine from Russia’s invasion

. Amosov joined unified heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk, former undisputed lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and former boxing world champions Wladimir Klitschko and Vitali Klitschko in the war. Following the liberation of his hometown of Irpin, Amosov rescued his Bellator welterweight championship from his mother’s home and made preparations for his Bellator return.

“The situation in Ukraine now is motivation,” Amosov, who will return to Ukraine after visiting his wife and son following 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 after I think, I know why I’m fighting. For [Ukrainian soldiers], it’s hard. For me, just training.

“It’s now a little bit different because I understand. Before I was only a fighter, a sportsman. The cage was my home. Now I understand it’s only sports. It’s a big motivation for me, of course. I train, hard training. But I understand it’s not No. 1… No. 1 is saving your family, you know? Your people.”

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