England’s Michael ‘Venom’ Web page gained revenge over the one man to have defeated him as he outpointed former three-time welterweight champion Douglas Lima at Bellator 267 in London.
Web page, 34, knocked down Lima, 33, 3 times at Wembley Enviornment, however was dropped as soon as himself as he edged a break up choice on the judges scorecards after three tense rounds.
“I wished a end, however Lima is a tricky man. I perceive why he has been a champion 3 times,” stated Web page, who is called MVP by his followers.
“Even once I hit him with huge pictures he saved coming and he adjusted.”
Whereas Web page had the sting within the hanging exchanges, he was unable to forestall Lima from taking him to the mat twice in the course of the battle.
However, as soon as the motion hit the canvas, Web page used knowledgeable wrist management to forestall Lima from constantly connecting with floor strikes as he annoyed the Brazilian on the mat.
Lima began to shut the space on the elusive Web page within the remaining spherical of the bout, and dropped the Brit with a strong left hand.
However Web page recovered nicely and, regardless of being taken down within the closing levels, the Londoner was in a position to keep out of hassle and safe the nod from two of the cageside judges.
The primary rating introduced awarded the battle to Lima, because the London followers waited nervously for the second two scores.
Once they each scored the bout for Web page Wembley Enviornment erupted, earlier than the Londoner referred to as for a title battle towards undefeated Ukrainian world champion Yaroslav Amosov.
“I’ve received my redemption, now I need that bling,” he stated.
McCourt packing containers her method to choice win
Northern Eire’s Leah McCourt picked up her fifth straight win contained in the Bellator cage with a unanimous choice victory over America’s Jessica Borga.
McCourt, 29, needed to be on her guard after taking her opponent to the mat, as Borga attacked off her again in the hunt for a submission within the opening spherical.
However after managing to flee her opponent’s Kimura try, McCourt proceeded to dominate the battle as she showcased her boxing expertise to jab and transfer her method all the best way to the scorecards.
The judges rewarded McCourt for her hanging expertise as she claimed the sixth win of her MMA profession with scores of 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.
Coach claims crowd-pleasing win
It was a giant evening for undefeated light-heavyweight prospect Luke Coach, who prolonged his good report to 5-0 with a second-round TKO of Yannick Bahati.
Coach, 25, began confidently and dominated Bahati, 31, on the canvas after securing an early takedown.
‘The Gent’ then got here near scoring a end within the closing seconds of the spherical after discovering his mark with a heavy mixture towards the cage.
The pair battled forwards and backwards by means of spherical two, with a spinning backfist from Bahati drawing gasps from the group.
But it surely was Coach who had the benefit within the hanging exchanges and, after connecting with a strong push kick, the Stevenage native pushed his man again towards the cage and secured the end with an elbow to the left eye that compelled referee Mike Beltran to step in and finish the bout on the two-minute 50-second mark.
Wilde tames Landu to assert choice win
The opening bout on the principle card noticed Wolverhampton light-weight Tim Wilde declare a unanimous choice win over France’s Yves Landu.
Wilde, 34, saved the Parisian at bay as he pushed the tempo and compelled Landu, 35, onto the again foot.
After three back-and-forth rounds, the judges had been in settlement, with all three awarding the battle to the Englishman 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, as Wilde claimed the 14th win of his profession.
It wasn’t as glad an evening for Scotland’s Robert Whiteford and England’s Andrew Fisher, whose featherweight bout was dominated a no contest after an unintentional eye poke from Fisher, 36, rendered Whiteford, 38 unable to proceed.