Bellator made its return to London on Friday with Bellator 281, which took place at OVO Arena Wembley and saw a new interim welterweight champion crowned in the main event.

With reigning Ukrainian champion Yaroslav Amosov fighting a war on his home soil, Logan Storley (14-1 MMA, 9-1 BMMA) stepped up and took hold of the interim belt with a split decision win over Michael Page (20-2 MMA, 16-2 BMMA) in a bout that came under criticism from Bellator president Scott Coker.

For more on the numbers behind the headliner, as well as the rest of the card, check below for MMA Junkie’s post-event facts from Bellator 281.

Event stats

Betting favorites went 9-3 on the card. One fight ended in a draw.

Betting favorites improved to 4-5 in Bellator main events this year.

Total fight time for the 13-bout card was 2:37:00.

Logan Storley def. Michael Page

Storley became the first interim welterweight champion in Bellator history.

Page fell to 0-2 in Bellator title fights.

Page suffered the first decision loss of his career.

Fabian Edwards def. Lyoto Machida

Lyoto Machida

Lyoto Machida’s (26-12 MMA, 2-4 BMMA) four-fight losing skid is the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since June 2019.

Machida fell to 6-6 at middleweight since his divisional debut in October 2013.

Machida suffered the first stoppage loss of his Bellator career. It was his first knockout defeat since October 2017.

Kana Watanabe def. Denise Kielholtz

Kana Watanabe

Kana Watanabe (11-1-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) has earned two of her three Bellator victories by stoppage.

Denise Kielholtz (6-4 MMA, 6-3 BMMA) suffered consecutive losses for the first time in her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since October 2020.

Kielholtz has suffered all three of her career stoppage losses by submission.

Paul Daley def. Wendell Giacomo

Paul Daley

Paul Daley (44-18-2 MMA, 10-5 BMMA) retired from MMA competition after his win.

Daley became the 21st fighter in Bellator history to earn 10 victories with the promotion.

Daley has earned 34 of his 43 career victories by stoppage.

Daley has earned all 34 career stoppage victories as a result of strikes.

Daley’s eight victories in Bellator competition are tied for fourth-most in company history behind Page (10), Patricky Freire (10), and Douglas Lima (nine).

Wendell Giacomo (9-3 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) has suffered all three of his career losses by stoppage.

Giacomo suffered the first knockout loss of his career.

Simon Biyong def. Luke Trainer

Luke Trainer

Luke Trainer (5-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) had his five-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.

Daniel Weichel def. Robert Whiteford

Daniel Weichel

Daniel Weichel (42-13 MMA, 11-5 BMMA) improved to 3-2 since he returned to the Bellator featherweight division in September 2019.

Weichel’s 11 victories in Bellator featherweight competition are tied for fourth in divisional history behind Patricio Freire (19), McKee (18) and Emmanuel Sanchez (12).

Robert Whiteford (16-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) fell to 4-1 with one no contest since his UFC release in April 2016.

Oliver Enkamp def. Mark Lemminger

Oliveira Enkamp

Oliver Enkamp (11-3 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) has earned nine of his 11 career victories by stoppage.

Enkamp earned the first submission victory by buggy choke in Bellator history.

Mark Lemminger (12-5 MMA, 2-4 BMMA) has suffered all four of his Bellator losses by stoppage.

Lemminger suffered the first submission loss of his career.

Elina Kallionidou def. Kate Jackson

Elina Kallionidou

Elina Kallionidou (9-4 MMA, 2-4 BMMA) has earned seven of her nine career victories by stoppage.

Kate Jackson’s (11-6-1 MMA, 3-4 BMMA) three-fight losing skid is the longest of her career. She hasn’t earned a victory since June 2019.

Jackson has suffered all three of her career stoppage losses by knockout.

Andrew Fisher def. Attila Korkmaz

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher (19-8-1 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) has earned both of his Bellator victories by decision.

Charlie Ward def. Alan Carlos

Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward (10-4 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) improved to 7-1 since he returned to the middleweight division in November 2017. He’s 9-1 overall in his career at the weight class.

Ward’s seven victories in Bellator middleweight competition are tied for third-most in divisional history behind Alexander Shlemenko (12) and John Salter (eight).

Chiara Penco def. Lanchana Green

Chiara Penco

Chiara Penco (7-3 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) earned the first decision victory of her career.