Will it be Page’s eighth victory in a row?
If you haven’t seen Michael “Venom” Page fighting, you know nothing of teasing, taunting, and acting cocky. When the British kickboxer made his MMA debut against Ben Dishman at UCMMA 26 in 2012, he became a local sensation with his unique style that can make Buddha go wild. Some called that fight a mismatch as Page was far superior with his great kickboxing background but as the London Shootfighters’ man entered Scott Coker’s domain he proved that he’s as much of a hard hitter as that of a showman.
MVP’s record now consists of seven wins and no losses. The latest bout happened in October 2014 when Page defeated Nah-Shon “The Rock-n-Rolla” Burrell via unanimous decision. This was, by the way, Page’s first win where he went all the distance – before that “The Venom” finished all his battles in the opening round.
In February Michael Page was supposed to fight against Curtis Millender at Bellator 134 “The British Invasion” but had to withdraw due to a cut. Page was replaced by Brennan Ward who used his chance and submitted Millender via a rear naked choke one minute and thirty seven seconds in the first round.
This time Page faces Rudy Bears who previously scored two wins in a row at Shamrock Promotions over Zak Bucia and Josh Weston. This matchup makes Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut packed with welterweight action, as Bellator MMA Welterweight World champ Douglas Lima will face Andrey Koreshkov from Russia and Chris Honeycutt is going to lock horns with Paul Bradley.