Michael “Venum” Page avenged his knockout loss to Douglas Lima with a Split Decision victory over the former three time Bellator Welterweight Champion in the Main event of Bellator 267 on Friday evening at the SSE Arena in London.
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Page, known for his striking made use of his full arsenal against Lima, scoring thunderous knockdowns and using different angles in his striking game that ended up crucial in the decision making when the fight got to the scorecards.
Page (20-1 MMA, 16-1 BMMA) started the fight with a brutal right that sent Lima (32-10 MMA, 14-6 BMMA) straight to the canvas and while the crowd burst into life, Lima went stalking the Page but page replied with another right that sent him back to the canvas. The voice at the SSE Arena kept screaming “MVP” as Page kept making Lima Miss.
Lima then went in to land hi first major attack on Page, scoring a takedown, shunted Page against the cage and looked to take him out from inside his guard but the English man controlled the the Brazilians hands and made him unable to connect immediately. After both struggled, Lima found an opening and connected huge ground strikes on Page.
Lima left Page on the canvas but page remained grounded, choosing to stay in the canvas till the remaining minutes of the round, rather than risk getting caught while trying to get back to his feets, like in the first fight.
A big right from Lima started the second round, forcing Page to the cage. Page then retaliated with a huge leg kicks that forced Lima to step back and regroup. Page connected a big right, then a two punch combination, a sequence that ended with a Head Kick. Lima followed page around the cage, connected a big left followed by a right that stunned page but the Englishman took the shot well and moved.
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