Bellator superstars Michael Page & Douglas Lima fought each other once again in a 5 round fight that was won by Page by split decision in Bellator 267 at the Wembley Stadium, avenging his loss against lima in the first match. Still, it appears that Page is not content with the victory.
“In all honestly, I’m probably going to push to just get this one back again,” Page told reporters in London at his post-fight media availability. “Let’s do five rounds. Why not? Let’s go longer. Because if by the end of the third, that had happened again, I’ve got two more rounds to find you and finish it properly. If I balance [my in-fight aggression] — I’ve gone from one end to the next, so hopefully I find that in the middle — then I finish him.”
The fight between two top contenders in the Bellator welterweight division was a very close back & forth bout that could’ve gone either way or how you see the first round of the bout. And it’s only a 3 round fight instead of the usual 5 round main event bout that we are so used to in a typical MMA promotion.
It was a competitive contest, and the result may be controversial. Two judges scored 29-28 for Page, with both men awarding “MVP” the first two rounds. The lone dissenter, judge Ben Cartlidge, scored the contest 29-28 the other way, giving Lima the first and third rounds. This victory will qualify for sure his first Bellator title shot after years with the promotion.