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Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

Bellator 153: Michael Page Returning to Action

Michael Page (photo via Bellator)

By Press Release

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (March 24, 2016) – A welterweight pairing pitting Michael Page (9-0) againstJeremie Holloway (7-1) completes the main card of “Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson” on April 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

In addition, the stacked preliminary portion of the event now features ten matchups, including an intriguing 170-pound matchup between Chris Honeycutt (6-1) – teammate of Josh Koscheck — and Matt Secor (7-2), who was originally slated to face “Kos” at “Bellator 148: Daley vs. Uhrich.”

The bout joins a main card that features the highly anticipated Bellator debut of Benson “Smooth” Henderson(23-5), as he challenges welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov (18-1) for his belt. Former featherweight titlist Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (24-3) meets John “Macapa” Teixeira (19-1-2), Connecticut’s own “Irish” Brennan Ward (13-3) returns to action, when he welcomes Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (20-16) into the Bellator MMA fray at 170-pounds and “Toninho Furia” (27-5) faces Brent Primus (6-0) in lightweight action.

Tickets for “Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson” start at just $30 and are on sale now at Bellator.com, Ticketmaster.com and the Mohegan Sun Box Office. The event airs live and free on SPIKE at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App. The broadcast will be immediately followed by the groundbreaking, inaugural “Bellator Kickboxing: Torino” event.

Training with the London Shootfighters camp, Michael “Venom” Page is a point fighting expert best known by the acronym “MVP.” The 28-year-old has still yet to surrender a loss in his professional career, including an unblemished 5-0 mark under the Bellator banner. Page has delivered six of his nine victories coming by way of KO/TKO, and you can expect him to come out firing and in search of more blood. Take a look at “MVP’s” most recent finish of Charlie Ontiveros at “Bellator 144: Halsey vs. Carvalho.”

Prior to his promotional debut against Matt Secor at “Bellator 144: Halsey vs. Carvalho,” Holloway was undefeated through his first seven professional fights, scoring high praise and recognition among the mixed martial arts community. The 31-year-old North Carolina native will have his hands full on April 22nd, when the aggressive Page joins him in the cage for what is sure to be one of the most entertaining fights of the evening.

Complete “Bellator 153: Koreshkov vs. Henderson” Fight Card:

Bellator MMA Welterweight World Title Bout: Andrey Koreshkov (18-1) vs. Benson Henderson (23-5)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Co-Main Event: Patricio Freire (24-3) vs. John Teixeira (19-1-2)

Bellator MMA Welterweight Feature Bout: Brennan Ward (13-3) vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos (20-16)

Bellator MMA Heavyweight Feature Bout: Michael Page (9-0) vs. Jeremie Holloway (7-1)

Bellator MMA Lightweight Feature Bout: Brent Primus (6-0) vs. Gleristone “Toninho Furia” Santos (27-5)

Preliminary Card:

Bellator MMA Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Chris Honeycutt (6-1) vs. Matt Secor (7-2)

Bellator MMA Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Djamil Chan (11-2) vs. Richard Patishnock (6-3)

Bellator MMA Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Sam Watford (1-0) vs. Dean Hancock (2-0)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Chris Foster (8-4) vs. Felipe Lavandoski (5-0)

Bellator MMA Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jason Bakanowski (3-2) vs. T.J. Hepburn (4-2)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Pete Rogers (2-3) vs. Mike Mangan (0-3)

Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Mike Zichelle (7-4) vs. Joe Cronin (19-16)

Bellator MMA Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Matt Bessette (17-7) vs. Keith Richardson (14-6)

Bellator MMA Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Tim Caron (3-0) vs. Justin Sumter (0-0)

Bellator MMA Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Blair Tugman (7-6) vs. Jay Perrin (2-1)

posted by FCF Staff @ 2:52 pm
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