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Bellator 204 results: Logan Storley too much for gutsy A.J. Matthews

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota wrestling legend Logan Storley (9-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) kept his MMA record perfect, overwhelming a gutsy but outgunned A.J. Matthews (9-8 MMA, 5-6 BMMA).

The welterweight contest took place on the Paramount-televised main card of Friday’s Bellator 204 event, which took place at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Storley took the center at the start, but Matthews was sure to keep his movement high, hoping not to offer an easy target for a takedown. However, Storley was able to slip under a leaping punch in the opening minute and wrap the body, eventually dragging the action to the canvas. Matthews did his best to prevent going fully to his back, but Storley was relentless and was able to flatten him out and start unleashing punches. Referee Jason Herzog watched closely as Storley delivered a seemingly non-stop series of punches, but Matthews moved every time it seemed the bout might be stopped.

Storley eventually moved to side control, but a knee that appeared targeted at the shoulder instead struck the head, and Herzog rushed in to pull Storley away. Doctors came in to examine Matthews, who clearly had a hematoma developing on his forehead, but the fight continue, with the two men restarting on the feet. Storley shot immediately, getting inside and sliding around to the back for a rear-naked choke. Matthews again refused to go away that easy, keeping his chin tucked and turning inside, lasting until the bell.

Matthews came out firing kicks in the second, but Storley just rushed forward and drove through his opponent, taking the fight to the floor and getting side control. Storley tried to set up an arm-triangle choke on the far side, but Matthews defended well, though he remained trapped on his back.

As Matthews tried to scramble and create room, Storley simply ensured he was in the best possible position, punching away when the opportunity presented itself. A series of right hands and elbows brought the crowd to its feet and Storley refused to stop the onslaught. Matthews tried to buck and roll, but to no avail, and Herzog finally had to step in and call off the contest at the 3:56 mark of the second.

Up-to-the-minute results include:

  • Logan Storley def. A.J. Matthews via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:56
  • Ricky Bandejas def. James Gallagher via via knockout (kick, punches) – Round 1, 2:49
  • Tywan Claxton def. Cris Lencioni via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Omar Morales def. Troy Nawrocki via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 0:58
  • Demarques Jackson def. Bryce Logan via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Jason Jackson def. Jordon Larson via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:52
  • David Michaud def. Corey Davis via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:42
  • Romero Cotton def. Willie Whitehead via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:12
  • Tyler Ray def. Seth Bass via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 3:30
  • Keith Phathaem def. Micah Peatrowsky via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Lloyd McKinney def. Robiel Tesfaldet via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 4:17
  • Jeff Nielsen def. Wyatt Meyer via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:53

For more on Bellator 204, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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