Michael ‘Venom’ Page, who currently holds a record of 18 wins and only 1 loss, maintained his 5 win streak as he fought at Bellator 258 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The fighter dominated the bout with his opponent Derek Anderson and finally ended it in style as he landed a well-timed face kick that was clean enough to flatten Anderson’s nose.
Even though Anderson did make it till the end of round 1, however, the physician suggested to call off the bout as his nose was in a bad shape.
Did somebody say SUPERKICK?@Michaelpage247 drops @DerekBarbaric in round 1 with a phenomenal leg kick LIVE on @SHOsports. #Bellator258 pic.twitter.com/vYypMNQdYY— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) May 8, 2021
Another look at that superkick from @Michaelpage247!#Bellator258 LIVE now on @Showtime! get a free 30 day trial https://t.co/ll9FZ74dhq pic.twitter.com/Y8EYeaMODm— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) May 8, 2021
As the match ended, Michael — who held a (19-1) record — went on to become the first one to finish Anderson with strikes.
Even if a discussion emerged about Anderson being able to continue the scrap, RJ Clifford’s post would definitely eliminate it.
Derek Anderson is gonna be breathing out of his mouth for a while. #Bellator258 pic.twitter.com/aEOpFLsjke— RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA) May 8, 2021
In a post-match interview with John McCarthy, Michael Page spoke about his opponent’s toughness. He also added that he wanted to have a rematch with Douglas Lima, with whom Page holds his only loss record.
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