Neiman Gracie will be competing in the main event match at Bellator 274 when he takes on fellow top Bellator welterweight fighter Logan Storley, marking only the second time in his career that he’s been able to fight at the top of the card. The first time Gracie was able to do so was in his attempt to win the Bellator welterweight world championship from Rory MacDonald, although he was unsuccessful and dropped a unanimous decision to register the first professional loss of his MMA career. He has had mixed results since then as he was able to right the ship quickly with a heelhook finish of Jon Fitch but then dropped another unanimous decision against Jason Jackson.
Most recently he was seen knocking out Mark Lemminger in the first round of the co-main event of Bellator 266, putting himself back in the win column once again and improving his professional record to 11-2. Despite having some difficulty over the past three years, Neiman Gracie remains one of the best welterweight fighters on the promotion’s roster and will be eager to prove that fact at Bellator 274. He has the support and backing of several members of the infamous Gracie family, Royce in particular has said that he believes that Neiman is a great fighter and will be able to reach the top.
His opponent Logan Storley has a similar but slightly more impressive professional MMA record of 12-1, with his only loss coming against the current undefeated Bellator welterweight world champion Yaroslav Amosov. He’s rebounded from that loss quickly but faces a tough challenge in Neiman Gracie, one that may just earn him a title shot if he emerges victorious. Given that Gracie is a fan-favorite and also finds himself within the top five of the Bellator welterweight rankings, it stands to reason that this fight might just be serving as a title-eliminator for both men.
Bellator 274 Full Card
Neiman Gracie v Logan Storley
Andrey Koreshkov v Mukhamed Berkhamov
Veta Arteaga v Keri Taylor Melendez
Said Sowma v Davion Franklin
Georgi Karakhanyan v Adam Piccolotti
Mandel Nallo v Nick Browne
Jaylon Bates v Chris Disonell
Corey Samuels v Justin Montalvo
Isaiah Hokit v Albert Birckhead
The full Bellator 274 fight card, including the main event matchup between Neiman Gracie and Logan Storley, will be available to watch as a PPV on Showtime, click here to watch.