Bellator 267 was topped by an instrumental welterweight clash between Douglas Lima and Michael Page. The pair went head-to-head in a rematch, having previously fought each other in 2019. Lima produced a brutal knockout from Page that paved the way for his third championship reign at Bellator.
After more than two years, Lima and Michael Page collided in one of the most high-profile rematches in the promotion’s history. It was the Englishman who successfully avenged his loss to Lima. Page won the fight via split decision.
Heading into the fight after two consecutive defeats to Gegard Mousasi and Yaroslav Amosov, Lima had no choice but to make a statement against Page. However, ‘Venom’ ensured that Lima didn’t get the chance. Michael Page will now have his eyes on the welterweight title.
In the co-main event, Leah McCourt continued her winning run as she passed Jessica Borga by unanimous decision. McCourt, who now has a six-fight win streak, has updated the women’s featherweight division.
The featherweight bout between Rob Whiteford and Andrew Fisher was quite an anticlimax. In the second round of their fight, Fisher inadvertently caught Whiteford with an eye prick that forced the referee to stop the match. Luke Trainer and Tim Wilde also won their respective battles on the main map.
Bellator 267 main map results
Michael Page def. Douglas Lima via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Leah McCourt beats. Jessica Borga via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Rob Whiteford vs. Andrew Fisher (no contest due to accidental eye prick)
Luke Trainer def. Yannick Bahati via TKO (2:50 of round 2)
Tim Wilde def. Yves Landu via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Bellator 267 preliminary results
Lewis Long def. Michael Dubois via submission (0:41 of round 1)
Davy Gallon def. Kane Mousah via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Elina defeats Kallionidou. Petra Castkova via submission (2:07 of round 1)
Jack Grant def. Nathan Jones via TKO (2:16 of round 1)
Fabacary Diatta def. Nathan Rose via unanimous decision Decision ((30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chiara Penco def. Katharina Dalisda via submission (2:45 of round 1)
Khurshed defeats Kakhorov. Jair Junior via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page 2 video highlights
Michael Page started the fight aggressively from the gate and delivered a knockdown in the second minute of the opening frame. Lima, however, seemed to find his rhythm after taking Page down and enjoying a few minutes of control time.
In the second round, Lima almost replicated his previous knockout of Page. He dropped the Englishman to the ground with a stinging low kick. However, he missed the follow-up shot to the head.
In the final round, Douglas Lima and Michael Page continued to exchange punches before the former welterweight champion knocked down his opponent for the second time.
At the end of three rounds, it was Page who took a close split decision victory.
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