Bellator London saw another big knockout from Michael Page, and a dominant performance from prospect Soren Bak.
Bellator London went down Saturday night at the SSE Arena, and marked the promotion’s final European card of 2019. While they’ll head back across the pond in February for Bellator Dublin featuring James Gallagher, Saturday, it was the MVP show. That, of course, would be Michael ‘Venom’ Page, who scored another walk-off knockout atop the card.
Of course, the question of competition was a big one. Page was supposed to face Derek Anderson in what should have been a very competitive fight. However, with Anderson hurt, Page went up against Giovanni Melillo, a little-known Italian welterweight who wasn’t expected to be able to overcome Page’s crafty striking.
He wasn’t. Melillo went down early, victim of a counter that put him down at 1:47 of the opening round.
Also on the main card, Fabian Edwards earned a close, questionable split decision against Mike Shipman to keep his perfect record intact. A rematch would not be unwarranted, although it would not be surprising to see Edwards move on to bigger things.
Opening the three-fight main card was Soren Bak, who dominated Terry Brazier with superior wrestling for the better part of three rounds.
Check out video highlights of Bellator London above!