Bellator MMA is set to return to London, and when it does, it’s bringing a blockbuster main event with it.
On Tuesday, promotion officials announced via press release that Bellator London on October 1 would feature the much-anticipated rematch between former welterweight champ Douglas Lima (32-9) and British star Michael Page (19-1).
Lima has the distinction of being the only man to defeat Michael “Venom” Page, a knockout that came during the welterweight grand prix in 2019.
Since that time, Page has gone on to win five consecutive fights, most recently scoring a TKO victory via doctor’s stoppage against Derek Anderson.
Lima, meanwhile, has lost his last two fights, and his 170lb title. In October 2020, “The Phenom” failed in his bid to claim a second belt, at middleweight against Gegard Mousasi. His return to welterweight earlier this year didn’t go as planned either, as Yaraslav Amosov won a unanimous decision, leaving Lima beltless.
The October 1, 2021 Bellator London card will take place at the SSE Arena, Wembley and air on Showtime in the U.S., and the BBC iPlayer in the U.K. Fans will be back in the building for the show. The event’s full card as announced can be found below.
Bellator London: Lima vs. MVP 2
Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page
Robert Whiteford vs. Andrew Fisher
Yves Landu vs. Tim Wilde
Luke Trainer vs. Yannick Bahati
Lewis Long vs. Uros Jurisic
Kane Mousah vs. Davy Gallon
Lucie Bertaud vs. Elina Kallionidou
Charlie Leary vs. Gavin Hughes
Fabacary Diatta vs. Nathan Rose
Khurshed Kakhorov vs. Mike Ekundayo