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Until now, nobody has put an end to Michael Page’s long-standing winning streak. Not even Paul Daley, whom he beat by unanimous decision at Bellator 216. And as he moves to the semifinals of the promotion’s welterweight Grand Prix, Page will face former two-time welterweight champion Douglas Lima, who had previously defeated Andrey Koreshkov.
The two talented welterweights will see action at Bellator 221, which will be held on May 11 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. As Page gets his dynamic game ready, here are some of the numbers that have made him one of the promotion’s celebrated athletes.
5: Years old when he entered his first kickboxing tournament. Then when he was eight, Page joined his first international competition in Germany. By 13, he was already joining adult competitions and went on to win numerous kickboxing world championships.
313: Seconds needed to earn his first four victories in professional MMA. On his debut, Page dispatched of Ben Dishman with a tornado kick in 1:05. He followed it up with a submission of Miguel Bernard in 1:43, a TKO of Haitham El-Sayed in 2:15 and a KO of Ryan Sanders in 0:10.
3: Wins by decision. Page first heard the final bell against Nah-Shon Burrell at Bellator 128, and then against Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 165. In his most recent outing, Page outscored Paul Daley to earn a unanimous decision victory after five rounds.
1: Main event on his resume, still opposite Daley. It was, however, an uneventful bout where neither fighter was able to mount any significant offense.
9: Fights at Bellator, and has remained undefeated. Prior to Daley, Page defeated David Rickels, Gonzalez, Evangelista Santos, Jeremie Holloway, Charlie Ontiveros, Rudy Bears, Burrell and Ricky Rainey.
1: Round needed to beat Rainey and impress Bellator fans. Returning to welterweight after one bout at 185, Page faced Rainey at Bellator 120 and won by TKO at 4:29 of round one.
2: Fights that ended in under one minute. His 0:10 knockout of Sanders remains the fastest stoppage of his professional career. He also owns a 0:43 finish of Rickels, which came via retirement.
11: Wins by stoppage. Page has garnered seven victories by KO or TKO and four by submission, some of which are highlight-reel finishes.
3: Awards from Sherdog for his conquest of Santos at Bellator 158. The organization picked his flying knee on Santos as No. 4 in their list of the Top 10: Greatest Single Strikes in MMA History. This resulted to a KO victory, which Sherdog chose as No. 2 in their list of Top 10: Bellator MMA Knockouts. That same KO was declared Knockout of the Year in 2016.
32: Years of age. Page was born in London, England, on April 7, 1987 to a Trinidadian father and a Jamaican mother. He currently resides in Hackney and represents London Shootfighters.