Michael Page in his ongoing quest to right the only wrong on his resume—a May 2019 defeat to current Bellator MMA welterweight champion Douglas Lima—will run into the unbeaten Ross Houston in the Bellator 248 headliner on Saturday at Accor Arena in Paris.
Page, 33, has rattled off three consecutive victories, all of them by knockout, since his ill-fated encounter with Lima some 17 months ago. The London Shootfighters mainstay last competed at Bellator 237, where he punched out Shinsho Anzai in the second round of their Dec. 29 confrontation. Houston, meanwhile, has gone 8-0 with one no-contest through his first nine appearances as a pro. The former Cage Warriors Fighting Championship titleholder has not fought since his June 2019 battle with Nicolas Dalby went unresolved due to an unsafe surface at Cage Warriors 106.
Bellator 248 “Page vs. Houston”—which will air live on the CBS Sports Network at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT—will also feature a welterweight clash pairing Oliver Enkamp with Emmanuel Dawa, a 160-pound catchweight tilt pitting Ryan Scope against Alan Omer and a featherweight affair matching Mads Burnell with Darko Banovic. Held in conjunction with the event, Bellator European Series 10 will stream live to the Bellator YouTube channel at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, as Cheick Kongo rematches Timothy Johnson in the heavyweight main event. The six-fight undercard will stream to the Bellator YouTube channel at 1:45 p.m. ET/10:45 a.m. ET.
A closer look at the Bellator 248 and Bellator European Series 10 particulars:
THE LINEUP175: Michael Page vs. Ross Houston
170: Oliver Enkamp vs. Emmanuel Dawa
160: Ryan Scope vs. Alan Omer
145: Mads Burnell vs. Darko Banovic
265: Cheick Kongo vs. Timothy Johnson
145: Saul Rogers vs. Arbi Mezhidov
155: Terry Brazier vs. Yves Landu
155: Ilias Bulaid vs. Ivan Naccari
145: Dominique Wooding vs. Fabacary Diatta
125: Maguy Berchel vs. Lucie Bertaud
145: Jean N'Doye vs. Ciaran Clarke
145: Dylan Logan vs. William Gomis
THE RUNDOWN• Weigh-in Report
• By The Numbers: Page vs. Houston
• Media Day Interview: Cheick Kongo
• Media Day Interview: Timothy Johnson
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