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Video: Michael Page makes David Rickels quit at Bellator 200

MMA: Bellator 200 - Michael Page vs David Rickels Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

On a card full of knockouts and submissions, Michael Page authored one of the strangest ones of the evening.

“Venom”, a noted fight finisher, met David Rickels in the co-main event of Bellator 200 on Friday at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London and Rickels looked to be a willing dance partner for the British standup specialist.

However, a hard punch early in round two looked to hurt Rickels badly and after Page appeared to point out a growing cut above Rickels’s left eye, “The Caveman” motioned to the referee that he’d had enough.

This marked Page’s return to the Bellator cage following an 18-month hiatus. The 31-year-old improved to 13-0 as a professional, with 11 of his wins coming inside the distance.

Rickels took to social media shortly after the loss to praise “MVP”:

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