Michael Page will get a tough test when he faces off with Derek Anderson in the main event of Bellator: London.
Michael Page has his next assignment, and it’s a good bet that Dan Miragliotta won’t be officiating it. Page (15-1) secured a flying knee finish of kickboxer Richard Kiely in the co-main event of Bellator 227 just last month.
A week later, Derek Anderson (16-3, 1 NC) returned to action at Bellator 229, earning a unanimous decision against Brazil’s ‘Bomba’ a.k.a. Guilherme Vasconcelos. It was Anderson’s first fight in over a year.
Now, the pair have been matched up for the main event of Bellator: London, the promotion’s latest trip to the U.K., which takes place November 23 at the SSE Arena, Wembley.
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It’s a fight that had been booked before, only to fall through. Anderson told Cageside Press just a few weeks ago that he believed his would-be opponent had second thoughts. “It’s like they’ve got someone protecting them or something like that. It’s pretty lame,” he said of bouts with MVP and Paul Daley falling through, adding “I think they knew they were in trouble. I think that’s definitely what happened with MVP.”
If the fight stays intact this time, it will see Anderson, on a two-fight win streak, clash with Page, who suffered the first loss of his career earlier this year when he was knocked out by Douglas Lima. The loss also bounced MVP from the welterweight grand prix. The Kiely bout was his return to action.