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Bellator 267: Michael Page edges rival Douglas Lima

Both fighters open to a trilogy bout

The hometown hero Michael Page prevailed at Bellator 267 in London, but just barely.

Michael “Venom” Page used three knockdowns and crisp striking to overcome the pressure and ground attack of rival Douglas Lima to take a split-decision victory in the main event rematch.

 

Page started extremely fast with two knockdowns moments into the first round. Lima shook them off and scored his first takedown, but was unable to inflict heavy damage.

The key was that despite Lima’s pressure, Page limited Lima’s damage when he was taken down like in the final round when he was dropped but able to get back up to score some critical striking points.

Some scored the fight for Lima, pointing to his constant pressure and ground control.

The judges scored it 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.

In the post-fight interview, Page made his case for a title shot with champion Yaroslav Amosov.

In other bouts:

MICHAEL PAGE DEF. DOUGLAS LIMA VIA SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

LEAH MCCOURT DEF. JESSICA BORGA VIA UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

ANDREW FISHER VS. ROBERT WHITEFORD NO CONTEST DUE TO UNINTENTIONAL EYE POKES R2 2:50

LUKE TRAINER DEF. YANNICK BAHATI VIA TKO (PUNCHES) R2 2:50

LEWIS LONG DEF. MICHAEL DUBOIS VIA TECH SUBMISSION (RNC) R1 0:41

DAVY GALLON DEF. KANE MOUSAH VIA UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

ELINA KALLIONDOU DEF. PETRA CASTKOVA VIA SUBMISSION (HEEL HOOK) R1 0:41

JACK GRANT DEF. NATHAN JONES VIA TKO (STRIKES) R1 2:16

FABACARY DIATTA DEF. NATHAN ROSE VIA UD (30-27, 20-27, 30-27)

CHIARA PENCO DEF. KATHARINA DALISDA VIA SUBMISSION (ARMBAR) R1 2:45

KHURSHED KAKHOROV DEF. JAIR JUNIOR VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

The next event is Bellator 268, which takes place Oct. 16 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov defends against Julius Anglickas in the main event, while former champion Ryan Bader takes on Corey Anderson in the co-main.

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