By The Numbers: Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page

By: Brian Knapp
Sep 30, 2021

Michael Page traveled this road once before, and it did not lead where he had hoped.

“Venom” will face former Bellator MMA welterweight champion Douglas Lima for a second time in the Bellator 267 main event on Friday at the SSE Arena in London. The Atlanta-based Brazilian knocked out Page in the second round of their first encounter two-plus years ago, handing the hubris-infused Brit the only loss of his career. Lima enters their rematch on the heels of back-to-back defeats. He last competed at Bellator 260, where he surrendered the welterweight crown to Yaroslav Amosov in a five-round unanimous decision on June 11. Page, meanwhile, has rattled off five straight victories. He last fought on May 7, when he stopped Derek Anderson on a first-round technical knockout at Bellator 258.

As Lima and Page prepare for their ballyhooed sequel, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them to this point:

33: Years of age for Lima, who was born in Goiania, Brazil, on Jan. 5, 1988.

16: Lima victories by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 50% of his career total (32). His list of Bellator victims: Page, Andrey Koreshkov, Rick Hawn, Ben Saunders (twice), Bryan Baker, Michail Tsarev, Jacob Ortiz and Chris Lozano. Lima owns 10 other victories by submission and six more by decision.

9: Consecutive wins for Lima between Oct. 10, 2009 and Nov. 12, 2011. It remains the longest such streak of his 15-year career.

1,486: Days spent by Lima as undisputed Bellator MMA welterweight champion. He has enjoyed three separate title reigns at 170 pounds.

202: Combined victories between the nine men—Amosov, Koreshkov, Gegard Mousasi, Rory MacDonald, Ben Askren, Eric Dahlberg, Charles Blanchard, Brent Weedman and Matt Brown—who have defeated Lima. They sport a cumulative winning percentage of .783 (202-52-4).

34: Years of age for Page, who was born on April 7, 1987 in London.

3: Page wins by submission, accounting for 16% of his career total (19). His methods of choice: one Achilles lock, one rear-naked choke and one armbar. Page holds 12 other wins by knockout or technical knockout and four more by decision.

12: First-round finishes to Page’s credit but only one was of the sub-minute variety. He punched out Ryan Sanders 10 seconds into their Bellator 93 pairing on March 21, 2013.

6: Countries in which Page has competed as a mixed martial artist. He has gone 9-1 in the United States, 5-0 in England, 2-0 in India, 1-0 in France, 1-0 in Japan and 1-0 in Ireland.

.739: Cumulative winning percentage between the five men—Anderson, Ross Houston, Shinsho Anzai, Giovanni Melillo and Richard Kiely—Page has beaten during his current five-fight winning streak. They boast a combined record of 51-18.
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