Report: Michael Page Withdrawing From Bellator 151, Gilbert Smith Stepping In
By FCF Staff
Bellator 151 has reportedly undergone a big change, as Michael Page has withdrawn from his co-main event bout with Fernando Gonzalez. RFA welterweight champion Gilbert Smith has stepped into fight Gonzalez, however, at the March 4th event.
The upcoming card will take place at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
News of Page’s withdrawal was reported first by MMA Junkie.com. Bellator has not disclosed the reason why.
Smith (12-4) is coming off a stoppage win over Bristol Marunde at RFA 31 in October, and is 4-1 in his last five bouts.
Gonzalez (24-13) submitted Curtis Millender in his last MMA bout, which took place in May, 2015. The welterweight is also 4-1 in his last 5 contests.
Bellator 151 will be headlined by a bantamweight bout between Joe Warren and Darrion Caldwell.