Fan-favorite welterweight Michael “Venom” Page, returns to action this weekend at Bellator 281.
Originally slated to meet Yaroslav Amosov for the undisputed welterweight title, Page is now set to face Logan Storley for the interim welterweight strap.
As the bout is just three days out, let’s take a look at some of MVP’s best finishes to date.
Page KO’s Ricky Rainey:
At Bellator 120, Page and Rainey opened up the main card. Going into the bout, Page held a record of 5-0 while Rainey was 9-2. The KO came at 4:29 of the first round. The event which took place in 2014, also saw Alexander Volkov win the heavyweight tournament, Tito Ortiz def. Alexander Shlemenko, Will Brooks def. Michael Chandler for the 155 lbs strap, and Quinton Jackson win the light heavyweight tournament.
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) July 19, 2014
Page KO’s Rudy Bears:
At Bellator 140, Page was matched with Rudy Bears in a main card welterweight scrap. It would take Page just over a minute to put Bears away. The event which took place at the Mohegan Sun Arena was headlined by Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov.
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) September 3, 2021
Page Submits Jeremie Holloway via toe hold
Page put an end to Holloway in just under 2 and a half minutes of the first round with an unusual toe hold submission. The bout took place in April of 2016 and improved his record to an undefeated 10-0-0.
Page KOs Evangelista Santos
One of the most brutal KOs in Bellator history took place at Bellator 158, which saw Page land a flying knee on Santos which left him with an indented and fractured skull. Following the horrifying KO, Santos would be unable to fight again as this was his last bout. The card with took place in London also featured the promotional debut of James Gallagher.
— DATISHUAI (@datishuai) July 17, 2016
Page KOs Richard Kiely
Bellator 227 took place in Dublin, Ireland in 2019 and saw Page land a beautiful flying knee against Kiely that left him looking up at the lights. The bout took place four months after Page’s first professional loss and would begin his current 6-fight win streak.
JUMPING KNEE FINISH!
Michael "Venom" Page stops rival Richard Kiely in the very first round. An incredible win for MVP.
— Bellator Europe (@Bellator_Europe) September 27, 2019
Page KOs Shinsho Anzai
At Bellator 237, Page finished Anzai in the first minute of the second round. The KO came just one month after his finish of Gianni Melillo at Bellator London. The card saw Michael Chandler def. Sidney Outlaw and Fedor Emelianenko score a first-round KO over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) December 29, 2019
Page def. Derek Anderson via injury (broken nose)
Another terrifying sight came at Bellator 258, which took place in May of 2021. The bout was called after Anderson suffered a broken nose in the first round.
This kick by @Michaelpage247 flattened Derek Anderson's nose 😬
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 8, 2021
Bellator 281: Page vs. Storley takes place at 4:00 P.M. EST this Friday and will be broadcasted on Showtime.
Make sure to check back here for results.
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As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.