It’s been a crazy couple of weeks in the world of MMA with many fights ending in absolutely unpredictable and mind-blowing ways. It’s also very important to point out that not only the UFC has a rich pool of talented fighters, but so do other promotions. We saw this at the recent Bellator 221 card in which Douglas “The Phenom” Lima viciously knocked out Michael “Venom” Page in the second round. That means that Michael Page is no longer undefeated and was knocked out the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix. MVP has always been a crowd pleaser and a fan-favorite. His world-class kickboxing skills combined with a weird and unorthodox style of movement has brought us lots of memorable fights and KOs. Lunging straight rights from unusual angles, 360 roundhouses, and deadly flying knees makes him as talented as they come. But this time he got bested by another man who is on his way to the Welterweight gold. Douglas Lima outsmarted Page in a classic chess battle, kicking MVP’s leg and catching him off balance, making him fall for a split second. That was enough to land a deadly uppercut on the chin right as MVP was trying to regain his balance and get back up. It was truly a shocker to everyone in attendance and fans around the world.
With Page out of the tournament and Lima moving up to the finals, we might see a potential rematch between him and a former Welterweight champion Rory “The Red King” McDonald. The first time the met Rory got the victory over Douglas via a decision at Bellator 192 “Jackson vs Sonnen”. Both these fighters are at the top and have already proven a lot. The victor of this possible bout will face the current Welterweight champion Gegard Mousasi.
Despite this brutal loss, MVP should recover, regain his mental focus, adjust his style, and try to figure out what is going to be next for him. There are plenty of young and hungry fighters who’d like to face “Venom” and it would be a great opportunity for him to go up in the rankings. If he faces Andrey “Spartan” Koreshkov and gets the win, he’ll be next for a title shot against whoever the champion is going to be.
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