Bellator MMA have found an opponent for Michael “Venom” Page, with MVP set to take on Derek Anderson at Bellator 179 in London.
The news was broken by The Telegraphs’ Gareth A. Davies on Twitter, reporting the bout for the May 19 event at the SSE Arena, better known as the legendary Wembley Arena.
— Gareth A Davies (@GarethADaviesDT) February 17, 2017
“Venom” set to strike in London
Page’s fight confirmation comes after a tense press conference alongside Paul “Semtex” Daley last week in South Kensington, where Bellator President Scott Coker announced the Brit would face the debuting Rory MacDonald in a welterweight title eliminator.
Despite Page’s thirst for a fight with Daley – which Coker admitted could happen before the end of 2017 – the man who has won eight straight in Bellator will face a very game foe in London.
26-year-old Anderson fought in the fight of the night against Derek Campos at Bellator 170 but came up short, dropping a unanimous decision in spite of a courageous effort.
It’s safe to say the match-up will be a step up from Page’s last fight over Fernando Gonzalez, but leaves questions over Bellator’s somewhat inconsistent booking of their next potential star.