Michael Venom Page Gets MVP’d By Douglas Lima

Lima gives Page a taste of his own venomous medicine.

The Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix has been nothing short of life-changing for its tourney entrants.

First, it Rory MacDonald revealing he might not have the killer instinct based on his Christian faith during his win over Jon Fitch. Then former Bellator welterweight champion, Douglas Lima did what 14 other competitors couldn’t do: defeat Michael “Venom” Page (14-1).

As the boogeyman of the division, Page’s litany of highlight reel knockouts labeled him the most feared welterweight on the planet. However, as Roy Jones famously said on a song, “You Must Have Forgot” and he proved it with a swift annihilation of “Venom”.

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Douglas Lima (31-7) showcased his ferocious low kick game, sweeping Page off his feet creating a second of vulnerability. Lima unleashed a crippling right hook to the head of MVP (14-1) ending the bout via KO (punches) at :35 of round two.

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Eat Your Lima “Beans”

If you were consumed with the hype around Page since his destructive knee to the skull of Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, here’s why you might have missed his brilliance.

Douglas Lima has earned 26 of his 31 career victories by stoppage. That includes 10 of his 13 Bellator wins. His nine stoppage victories in Bellator welterweight competition are most in divisional history.

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Also, Lima’s nine knockout victories in Bellator competition are tied with Patricky “Pitbull” Freire for most in company history. Lima’s 12 victories in Bellator welterweight competition are second most in divisional history behind Andrey Koreshkov with 13.

Lima’s eight knockout victories in Bellator welterweight competition are most in divisional history.

Although Michael Page had his 14-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career, he expressed that if he had to lose to anyone, he’s glad it was Lima.

 

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.