With a one-sided decision, Yaroslav Amosov made a statement at Bellator 291 Saturday.
Amosov dominated Logan Storley, unifying the welterweights titles live on Showtime from Dublin, Ireland.
The bout was the first for the Ukraine fighter since taking a leave of absence to defend his country from attack last year. Amosov improved to 27-0, which gives him the longest active win streak in all of mixed martial arts.
“I feel very good because I waited for this for a long time,” the champion said. “I train hard training, and I feel a lot of motivation and responsibility. Now, I relax. I’ll relax after the fight, and I’m happy because I think I gave my country a good day.
“It’s the first time I’ve had big support in the cage. In America, I’ve had support, but not like today. Many Ukrainian flags, many Ukrainian people. My uncle, my friends; I see many people. It was a big support, and it gave me very good energy.”
In the co-main event, Jeremy Kennedy downed Pedro Carvalho via decision.
The promotion also announced plans to return to the 3Arena on September 23 with another event.
Bellator 291 Results
* (C) Yaroslav Amosov (27-0) defeated #1-Logan Storley (14-1) via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
* #5-Jeremy Kennedy (19-3) defeated #3-Pedro Carvalho (13-7) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Bryce Logan (12-8) defeated #10-Peter Queally (12-8) via TKO (punches) at 2:32 of round two
* Ciaran Clarke (7-0) defeated Leonardos Sinis (11-6-1) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
* #9-Karl Moore (11-2) defeated Maciej Różański (14-4) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
* Mike Shipman (15-4) defeated Charlie Ward (10-6) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Oleg Popov (16-1) defeated Gokhan Saricam (8-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
* Norbert Novenyi Jr. (6-0) defeated Andy Manzolo (26-7) via TKO at 3:12 of round one
* Brian Moore (16-9) defeated Luca Iovine (18-9) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
* Richie Smullen (10-2-1) defeated Piotr Niedzielski (17-5) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
* Darragh Kelly (3-0) defeated Dorval Jordan (2-3) via TKO (punches) at 1:58 of round three
* Asaël Adjoudj (5-1) defeated Liam McCracken (3-1) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
* Khasan Magomedsharipov (8-0) defeated Rafael Hudson (7-5) via TKO at 4:40 of round one
* Jena Bishop (5-0) defeated Elina Kallionidou (9-5) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Kenny Mokhonoana (5-0) defeated Craig McIntosh (3-5) via TKO (elbows) at 3:13 of round one
* Dmytrii Hrytsenko (8-0) defeated Daniele Scatizzi (12-7) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
* Steven Hill (7-0) defeated Joel Kouadja (7-10) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:03 of round two