NO. 1 DOUGLAS LIMA AND NO. 2 MICHAEL PAGE SQUARE OFF IN WELTERWEIGHT REMATCH AS THE TOP CONTENDERS HEADLINE BELLATOR MMA 267: LIMA VS. MVP 2 THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 1, AT 4 P.M. ET LIVE ON SHOWTIME
Kicking off a mammoth month of excellent BELLATOR MMA motion, former three-time BELLATOR Welterweight Champion and present No. 1-ranked contender Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (32-9) will sq. off in a much-anticipated rematch in opposition to No. 2-ranked Michael “Venom” Web page (19-1) in the primary occasion of BELLATOR MMA 267: Lima vs MVP 2, this Friday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. ET stay on SHOWTIME from The SSE Enviornment, Wembley in London.
Throughout their preliminary encounter because the co-feature of BELLATOR MMA 221 practically two-and-half years in the past on Might 11, 2019, Lima superior to the ultimate of the BELLATOR Welterweight World Grand Prix by scoring a devasting knockout over MVP at 35 seconds of the second spherical.
SHOWTIME will televise the outstanding five-bout BELLATOR MMA 267: Lima vs MVP 2 principal card stay at 4 p.m. ET. Moreover, all eight preliminary fights will stream stay three-and-a-half hours earlier at 12:30 p.m. ET on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports activities YouTube channel and Pluto TV.
Lima, of Atlanta, adopted up his destruction of “MVP” and captured the BELLATOR welterweight crown 5 months later when he grinded out a unanimous choice over Rory MacDonald. The hard-fought victory in October 2019 at BELLATOR MMA 232 from the Mohegan Solar in Uncasville, Conn., earned the Brazilian native a hefty $1 million prize, noticed him acquire each the BELLATOR Welterweight World Grand Prix and 170-pound world title belts, and avenged a earlier loss to MacDonald.
Hailing from London, “MVP” recorded probably the most devastating knockouts in BELLATOR historical past when he landed a flying knee at 4:31 of the second spherical to cease Brazilian Evangelista Santos on July 16, 2016, at BELLATOR MMA 158 from the O2 Enviornment in London. At the moment using a five-bout win streak, the hard-hitting 34-year-old opened his profession by scoring 9 first-round victories by knockout or submission in his preliminary 13 contests.
Within the improbable featherweight co-feature, Irish phenom and No. 5 contender Leah McCourt (5-1) hopes to run her unbeaten streak to 6 and proceed her ascension to the highest of the BELLATOR rankings when she takes on hard-hitting Jessica “The Black Widow” Borga (3-3) of Lakeland, Fla.
Rounding out the five-bout SHOWTIME telecast shall be three excellent contests that includes worldwide brawlers, together with American Prime Group-product Robert Whiteford (16-4) of Scotland battling it out in opposition to Englishman Andrew Fisher (18-8-1) in a featherweight showdown. Additionally featured on the SHOWTIME telecast shall be undefeated Londoner and light-weight heavyweight brawler Luke Coach (4-0) squaring off in opposition to fellow U.Ok. native Yannick Bahati (9-5, 1 NC), and the explosive Parisian Yves Landu (16-8) difficult English knockout machine Tim Wilde (13-4).
Highlighting the eight-fight preliminary card will see the return of submission-specialist Lewis Lengthy (18-6) of Wales waging warfare in opposition to Swiss sensation Michael Dubois (11-7), in addition to Manchester resident Kane Mousah (13-3) seeking to play the function of spoiler for French 155-pounder and BELLATOR debutant Davy Gallon (18-7-2).
BELLATOR MMA 267: LIMA VS. MVP 2 MAIN CARD:
SHOWTIME (U.S.) / BBC iPlayer (U.Ok.) / Virgin Media Two & Virgin Media Sport (IRELAND)
Friday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Welterweight Foremost Occasion: No. 1 Douglas Lima (32-9) vs. No. 2 Michael Web page (19-1)
Featherweight Bout: No. 5 Leah McCourt (5-1) vs. Jessica Borga (3-3)
Featherweight Bout: Robert Whiteford (16-4) vs. Andrew Fisher (18-8-1)
Mild Heavyweight Bout: Luke Coach (4-0) vs. Yannick Bahati (9-5, 1 NC)
Light-weight Bout: Yves Landu (16-8) vs. Tim Wilde (13-4)
BELLATOR MMA 267: LIMA VS. MVP II PRELIMINARY CARD:
BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports activities YouTube channel | Pluto TV (US)
BBC iPlayer (UK) | Virgin Media Two & Virgin Media Sport (IRELAND)
Friday, Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT
Welterweight Bout: Lewis Lengthy (18-6) vs. Michael Dubois (11-7)
Light-weight Bout: Kane Mousah (13-3) vs. Davy Gallon (18-7-2)
Flyweight Bout: Elina Kallionidou (7-4) vs. Petra Castkova (4-3)
Light-weight Bout: Charlie Leary (17-11-1) vs. Benjamin Brander (13-8)
Welterweight Bout: Jack Grant (17-7) vs. Nathan Jones (13-10)
Featherweight Bout: Fabacary Diatta (7-0) vs. Nathan Rose (7-3)
Strawweight Bout: Chiara Penco (5-3) vs. Katharina Dalisda (5-2)
Bantamweight Bout: Khurshed Kakhorov (7-0) vs. Jair Junior (7-2)
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