Michael 'Venom' Page Receives Opponent at 'Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2'

Oct 8, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Michael Page (8-0) looks to remain undefeated to begin his exciting career, when he faces Charlie Ontiveros (6-3) in a welterweight contest at “Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on October 23.

The bout will take place during the main card of "Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2," which airs live and free on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream on Spike.com at 7 p.m. ET.

In addition, Ilya Kotau (1-0) will meet Kemran Lachinov (1-1), Kin Moy (7-2) fights Walter Smith-Cotito (3-3), Billy Giovanella (8-4) takes on Brandon Polcare (1-0), Sam Watford makes his professional debut against TJ Hepburn (4-1), Kevin Haley (3-3) faces Mike Zichelle (7-3), and Keenan Raymond (2-1) goes up against Damien Trites (6-6). With the addition of these contests, "Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2" is now complete.

The main event of “Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” features a bantamweight title fight between Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) and Eduardo Dantas, (17-4). In the co-feature, Brandon “Bull” Halsey (9-0) will look to regain the Bellator MMA Middleweight Title when he takes on Rafael Carvalho (11-1). Connecticut’s own “Irish” Brennan Ward (11-3) will also be in action, when he takes on Dennis “The Menace” Olson (14-9).

Tickets for “Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2,” which start at just $25, are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and the Mohegan Sun Arena box office. Doors for the event open at 6:00 p.m. ET local time, and the first contest takes place shortly after.

Page will be competing for the second consecutive event at Mohegan Sun, a venue that just played host to “Venom” finishing Rudy Bears at “Bellator 140: Lima vs. Koreshkov.” A resident of England, the 28-year-old utilizes his unorthodox style to open up his opponents for his vicious, lightning quick strikes. This is evident when glancing at his record, which boasts eight wins, all before reaching the judges’ scorecards.

After fighting exclusively for regional promotions in his home state of Texas, Ontiveros will enter the Bellator MMA cage for the first time against one of the most exciting strikers in the sport. The 24-year-old “American Bad Boy” was most recently in action this past August, defeating Bilal Williams via decision at Legacy Fighting Championship 45.

Complete Bellator 144: “Galvao vs. Dantas 2” Card

Main Card: (Spike – 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT)

Bellator Bantamweight Championship Fight: Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) vs. Eduardo Dantas (17-4)

Bellator Middleweight Championship Fight: Brandon Halsey (9-0) vs. Rafael Carvalho (11-1)

Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Brennan Ward (11-3) vs. Dennis Olson (14-9)

Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Michael Page (8-0) vs. Charlie Ontiveros (6-3)

Preliminary Card: (Spike.com – 6:50 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT

Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Isao Kobayashi (18-2-4) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (18-2)

Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Matt Bessette (15-7) vs. Kevin Roddy (15-15)

Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Matt Secor (6-2) vs. Jeremie Holloway (7-0)

Bellator 150-Pound Feature Fight: Pete Rogers Jr. (2-2) vs. Marius Enache (2-3)

Bellator Bantamweight Feature Fight: Kin Moy (7-2) vs. Walter Smith-Cotito (3-3)

Bellator Flyweight Feature Fight: Billy Giovanella (8-4) vs. Brandon Polcare (1-0)

Bellator 165-Pound Feature Fight: Keenan Raymond (2-1) vs. Damien Trites (6-6)

Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Sam Watford (debut) vs. TJ Hepburn (4-1)

Bellator Welterweight Feature Fight: Ilya Kotau (1-0) vs. Kemran Lachinov (1-1)

Bellator Heavyweight Feature Fight: Kevin Haley (3-3) vs. Mike Zichelle (7-3)

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