Douglas Lima Reacts To His Loss to Michael Page.

Douglas LimaDouglas Lima wasn’t too happy with the split decision loss he had last night at Bellator 267 to Michael Page. In what was an entertaining second fight between Lima and ‘MVP’, fans left with more questions than answers after the dust settled. The fight could have gone either way and it seems as if Lima […]

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Douglas Lima wasn’t too happy with the split decision loss he had last night at Bellator 267 to Michael Page.

In what was an entertaining second fight between Lima and ‘MVP’, fans left with more questions than answers after the dust settled. The fight could have gone either way and it seems as if Lima felt he was robbed a bit. Lima landed a number of takedowns on Page and thought that was enough to secure a victory over him. Although Page did connect nicely on three occasions times to score knockdowns.

In an Instagram post, Lima said “Ehhh not too sure about this decision, I thought I won 1 and 3, need to rewatch! But thank you god for bringing me here again! I’m blessed Had a blast here in London and can’t wait to come back! Thank you my team, family, and all of you that’s always supporting! God bless you all and see you soon.” Even in defeat, Lima is as humble as always.

Page has also called for a third fight between the two instead of a title fight. MVP wants the trilogy fight to be a five-round fight instead of a three-round fight like it was at Bellator 267. This is Lima’s third fight he has lost in a row. He lost a middleweight title fight to Gegard Mousasi and lost his welterweight title to Yaraslov Amosov back in June of 2021.

In his first fight with Page, ‘The Phenom’ hit him with a huge KO which was ‘MVP’s only loss inside the octagon.

Since his loss to Lima, Page has put together a five-fight win streak now and has improved his record to 20-1 after his victory last night.

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MVP Calls For Five Round Lima Trilogy Fight

MVPMichael ‘Venom’ Page (MVP) called for a third fight with Douglas Lima immediately after beating the Brazilian to avenge the lone loss of his MMA career at Bellator 267 on Friday night. MVP defeated Lima in a close split decision, but it could’ve easily have gone the other way. The Englishman is now intent on […]

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Michael ‘Venom’ Page (MVP) called for a third fight with Douglas Lima immediately after beating the Brazilian to avenge the lone loss of his MMA career at Bellator 267 on Friday night.

MVP defeated Lima in a close split decision, but it could’ve easily have gone the other way. The Englishman is now intent on booking a third fight with Lima over five rounds to prove he is the better man.

“In all honesty, I’ll probably push to run this one back again,” Page told reporters at including LowKickMMA at the Bellator post-fight press conference. “Let’s do five rounds, why not? Let’s go longer.

“If by the end of the third round that had happened again, I got two more rounds to find you and finish you properly. I’ve gone from one end to the other and hopefully, I find that balanced middle and finish him.”

MVP appeared to established himself as the welterweight number one contender last night but seems uninterested in chasing Bellator gold at the time.

“It’s a belt, who cares?” Page said. “How many people that are titleholders are nowhere near as popular as I am? The belt don’t mean anything. It does obviously, but for me, it doesn’t. That moment right there (the decision win over Lima), there’s so many Bellator belt holders that can’t pull off what I did today.

“I feel like people are drawn to me because of my enjoyment of the sport, not because I’m chasing anything. It’s about my journey and pushing myself. I didn’t get to prove that today. I won but I didn’t make his eyes roll to the back of his head and not get back up. I know I can do it, so I prefer to run it back.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

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Michael Page Prefers Lima Trilogy Over Welterweight Title Shot

Bellator welterweight Michael Page is so determined to KO Douglas Lima that he’s willing to shun a title shot for a third fight with the Brazilian. Page avenged his 2019 loss to Lima by earning a victory in their headline bout at Bellator 267 on Friday. In their previous meeting, “MVP” was spectacularly knocked out […]

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Bellator welterweight Michael Page is so determined to KO Douglas Lima that he’s willing to shun a title shot for a third fight with the Brazilian.

Page avenged his 2019 loss to Lima by earning a victory in their headline bout at Bellator 267 on Friday. In their previous meeting, “MVP” was spectacularly knocked out by Lima, and this time around, he was looking to return the favor. All Page managed, however, was a controversial split-decision win. Two judges scored it 29-28 for Page, while the third had it 29-28 for Lima.

The victory places Page as the likely next challenger for champ Yaroslav Amosov and extends his win streak to six fights. Lima is now on a three-fight losing streak after being dethroned as champ in July by Amosov, and prior to that in 2020, losing his middleweight debut to Gegard Mousasi.

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Michael Page Vows To KO Lima In Third Fight, Doesn’t Care About Title Shot

Despite earning redemption for his loss to Lima—the only of his career— Page told press post-fight that he wasn’t satisfied with the narrow victory. The 34-year-old said that his chief ambition now is to get another crack at the Brazilian.

“In all honesty, I’ll probably push to run this one back again,” Page told media at the Bellator post-fight press conference (h/t MMA JUNKIE) “Let’s do five rounds, why not? Let’s go longer.”

“If by the end of the third round that had happened again, I got two more rounds to find you and finish you properly. I’ve gone from one end to the other and hopefully, I find that balanced middle and finish him.”

For Page, it seems settling a score takes precedence over all else, including becoming welterweight champ. The Englishman said that finishing Lima means a lot more to him than winning the belt.   

“It’s a belt, who cares?” said Page. “How many people that are titleholders are nowhere near as popular as I am? The belt don’t mean anything. It does obviously, but for me, it doesn’t. That moment right there (the decision win over Lima), there’s so many Bellator belt holders that can’t pull off what I did today.”

“I feel like people are drawn to me because of my enjoyment of the sport, not because I’m chasing anything. It’s about my journey and pushing myself. I didn’t get to prove that today. I won but I didn’t make his eyes roll to the back of his head and not get back up. I know I can do it, so I prefer to run it back.”

What do you think? Should Michael Page focus on the title, rather than Douglas Lima?

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Michael Venom Page Outlasts Douglas Lima – Bellator 267 Highlights

In a razor-thin margin of victory, Michael Venom Page earned the split-decision win over Douglas Lima at Bellator 267 (29-28,28-29,29-28). Lima and Page get right to work in the opening minute of the fight, meeting in the center of the Bellator cage. Page lands the first strike of the bout, a stiff body kick that […]

In a razor-thin margin of victory, Michael Venom Page earned the split-decision win over Douglas Lima at Bellator 267 (29-28,28-29,29-28).

Lima and Page get right to work in the opening minute of the fight, meeting in the center of the Bellator cage. Page lands the first strike of the bout, a stiff body kick that forces Lima backward. Lima trips and falls but quickly gets back to his feet. Page clocks Lima with a big right hand that briefly drops him. Lima seems a bit timid and is waiting to pick his shots. Halfway through the round, Lima scores a big takedown and forces Page to try to work off his back. Lima seems content holding Page down and landing some hard ground-and-pound strikes, forces Page against the cage. In the closing seconds, Lima lands a hard thigh kick as Page is down.

The second round begins with Page trying to find his timing on the feet. Page lands a stiff jab that briefly stuns Lima. Lima is continuing to try to throw the low calf kick but is failing to land so far. Lima finally lands a low calf kick that briefly drops Page, but Page is able to get right back up to his feet unlike in their first bout. Page throws a big right hand that fails to get through Lima’s guard. Lima is starting to find his timing with his kicks and nearly lands a big head kick. Page makes a statement with a big right hook that drops Lima, appears wobbly afterward as the second round concludes.

In the third and final round, Page is the more aggressive in the opening seconds, but Lima lands another hard punch that appears to drop Page briefly. Page nearly gets caught on the way back up by another knockout blow. The two trade shots on the feet before Lima lands a big takedown with about two minutes left. Lima doesn’t land a lot of strikes on the ground as Page attempts to transition to his feet. Despite this, Lima is able to hold Page down and lands a couple of nasty elbows as the fight ends.

Check out the highlights from Page’s win over Lima at Bellator 267 in London, UK.

Bellator 267: Lima vs. MVP 2 Results & Highlights, MVP Edges Lima

Bellator 267 has just wrapped up from Wembley’s SSE Arena in London, and we’ve got your results and main event highlights right here! The main event of Bellator 267 saw Michael “Venom” Page (MVP) facing former welterweight champion Douglas Lima again in the main event. Page had been asking for this fight since he lost […]

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Bellator 267 has just wrapped up from Wembley’s SSE Arena in London, and we’ve got your results and main event highlights right here!

The main event of Bellator 267 saw Michael “Venom” Page (MVP) facing former welterweight champion Douglas Lima again in the main event. Page had been asking for this fight since he lost to Lima in 2019. Lima, having lost the title at Bellator 260, has found himself in a position where he had to take a fight with the man he felt needed to work his way up to him. The loss to Yaroslov Amosov and his loss to Gegard Mousasi put Lima at two losses in a row, so he needed a win in London.

Page, on the other hand, entered the fight with five wins in a row and was looking to avenge his only loss against Lima. With that momentum and all this time to prepare since their last match, this all made for a fun fight. 

Here are the highlights of what unfolded when the two locked up in the rematch.

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BELLATOR 267: LIMA VS. MVP 2 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

Michael Page def. Douglas Lima via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Leah McCourt def. Jessica Borga via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28×2)

Andrew Fisher vs. Robert Whiteford: No Contest (unintentional eye pokes) – R2, 2:50

Luke Trainer def. Yannick Bahati via TKO (punches) – R2, 2:50

Tim Wilde def. Yves Landu via unanimous decision (29-28×3)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Lewis Long def. Michael Dubois via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 0:41

Davy Gallon def. Kane Mousah via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27×2)

Elina Kallionidou def. Petra Castkova via submission (heel hook) – R1, 2:07

Jack Grant def. Nathan Jones via TKO (ground strikes) – R1, 2:16

Fabacary Diatta def. Nathan Rose via unanimous decision (30-27×3)

Chiara Penco def. Katharina Dalisda via submission (armbar) – R1, 2:45

Khurshed Kakhorov def. Jair Junior via unanimous decision (30-27×3)

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Lima Seeks To Prove Himself To Fans By Outdoing Previous KO Of MVP

Looking to top his last viral knockout against Michael Venom Page (MVP) back in 2019, former 170-pound champ Douglas Lima intends to catch lightning in a bottle once again. Slated for a second showdown at Bellator 267 this Friday, Lima will fight Page but this time it’s on MVP’s home soil. Taking place inside the […]

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Looking to top his last viral knockout against Michael Venom Page (MVP) back in 2019, former 170-pound champ Douglas Lima intends to catch lightning in a bottle once again.

Slated for a second showdown at Bellator 267 this Friday, Lima will fight Page but this time it’s on MVP’s home soil. Taking place inside the SSE Arena, in London, England, Lima will look to line himself up with a fourth crack at a welterweight title reign. But first, he must deal with a former opponent in Page, who is eager to erase that viral moment from the history books.

The two are set to collide on Friday night. Lima shared with MMA Junkie his thought process before a fight of this magnitude. In addition, the former welterweight king underlined that the best way to win a fight is by finishing the opponent.

“No, never. It’s never just about the win,” he stated. “You’ve got to finish him. For me, the best way to win is to finishing the fight. That first one happened (and) went viral and I’m about to do the same thing this time around, even better.”

In 2020, Lima attempted to jump up to 185-pounds and challenge for a second title against Gegard Mousasi. The confident 33-year old came up short and returned to the 170-pound weight class where he would go on to lose again, but this time to the current, 170-pound titleholder, Yaroslav Amosov. After two consecutive losses, Lima is excited about another chance to take the world by storm.

“I’ve got a lot to prove to myself and to the fans, because my last two performances were not good. Not good at all. I understand that and I know the fans are frustrated as well. I got a lot of heated messages, you know what I mean? So I’ve got to show them what I can do and this is the perfect fight to show it. Lima said. It’s a big one, it’s a rematch over here in London and I’m super-excited. I’m pumped for it.”

With pressure mounting after back-to-back losses, Lima believes a second fight against Michael Page will showcase his readiness for another run at gold. Undoubtedly, a fight against MVP in London, England will certainly spark intrigue, especially if Lima can get the job done in style as he did in 2019. As the only man to stop MVP in MMA, Lima is confident he can capture another viral moment this Friday at Bellator 267.

Do you think Lima will finish MVP again?

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