Michael “Venom” Page returns to Bellator MMA competition this weekend for the first time since his first round knockout win over Richard Kiely in Dublin in September.
The Kiely win was Page’s first after losing for the first time against the Muay Thai expert Douglas Lima.
After beating Page, Lima went on to win the Bellator Grand Prix, the Bellator welterweight championship, and a million dollars.
All Page wants to do is get himself in a position where he can challenge Lima to a rematch — and should he win on Saturday, it is a fight Lima would accept.
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LONDON — Michael “Venom” Page is on the cusp of landing the biggest fight of his career.
Page has only ever lost once — a stunning second round knockout defeat to the Muay Thai expert Douglas Lima in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix earlier this year.
While Lima went on to win the Grand Prix, the Bellator welterweight title, and a $1 million paycheck last month, Page bounced back in Dublin with a highlight-reel knockout of his own, and is looking to make it two wins in a row on Saturday when he fights in front of his hometown fans at London’s SSE Arena.
Should he win, it is likely he will get a second shot at Lima. The only difference is that this time it would be for the Bellator championship and the greatest stage Page has ever fought on.
“For me, get this fight over and I’m back at the top where I’m right on Lima’s doorstep, knocking on his door again,” Page told Business Insider.
All Page needs to do is keep his composure, not clown around, and win his upcoming bout against Giovanni Melillo.
The only problem is that clowning around is in Page’s nature. It is part of his …read more
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