Bellator MMA Announces Douglas Lima vs. MVP 2, UK Return in October

By: Tudor Leonte
Jul 27, 2021

“Venom” will get an opportunity to revenge his only defeat.

On Tuesday morning, Bellator MMA announced that Douglas Lima would square off with Michael Page once again in October. The first time “The Phenom” and “Venom” locked horns, Lima handed Page his first defeat after knocking him out 35 seconds in the second stanza at Bellator 232. The pair will headline the upcoming Bellator London card, which also marks the promotional return in the Old Continent following the COVID-19 outbreak. The latest Bellator event outside the United States dates back to Bellator 240, which took place in Dublin on Feb. 2020.

Former 170-pound champion Lima (32-9, 14-5 Bellator) is currently on a two-bout skid. Lima failed to capture the middleweight championship and become a two-division champion when he dropped a decision to Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 250. After that, he was outpointed by Yaroslav Amosov, losing the welterweight belt in the process, at Bellator 260. His latest victory dates back to October 2019, when he overcame Rory MacDonald via decision at Bellator 232.

After losing to Lima in May 2019, Page (19-1, 15-1 Bellator) has scored five consecutive victories. The list includes a decision over Ross Houston at Bellator 248 and a doctor stoppage over Derek Anderson at Bellator 258. “MVP” has also headlined the latest Bellator event in the UK, where he stopped Giovanni Melillo 107 seconds into the opening frame at Bellator London in November 2019.

The upcoming Bellator London event will go down on Oct. 1. The main card includes a featherweight affair between Robert Whiteford and Andrew Fisher and a 155-pound clash with Yves Landu and Tim Wilde.
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