Raise your hand if you predicted that Michael Page’s wrestling and jiu-jitsu would propel him to his latest win.
“MVP” improved to 14-0 as a professional and came out on top of his long-awaited grudge match against fellow U.K. star Paul Daley in the main event of Bellator 216 by winning the takedown and position battle, much to the surprise of many who expected an all-out war on the feet given their reputations. The win also moved Page into the semifinals of the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix.
This was one of the most highly-anticipated fights in Bellator history and the MMA community was tuned in, even if they couldn’t believe what they were seeing.
MICHAEL PAGE DEF. PAUL DALEY
In my humble opinion I don’t feel like bellator has very many good match ups, but this main event is going to be fire .— Ray Borg (@tazmexufc) February 17, 2019
if you walkout to a fight with sunglasses you’re getting cut also— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) February 17, 2019
Find myself pulling for Dailey ♂️— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) February 17, 2019
Did big john say that MVP is winning this round? I think you’re mistaken. #Bellator216— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) February 17, 2019
I don’t know how y’all said that that fight was boring. I saw an amazing chess match. You have to remember,— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) February 17, 2019
this isn’t Call of duty, you don’t respond after getting fucked up #Bellator216
Never thought I would say this... @Semtex_170 just hit a beautiful takedown— Phil Davis (@PhilMrWonderful) February 17, 2019
You know you suck when you are getting grapplefucked by Daley!— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) February 17, 2019
I mean seriously they fed bums to page until he was 13-0!!! I fought for the Bellator belt in my 7th fight, shenanigans Coker.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) February 17, 2019
OMG as bad as Page is at grappling, Daley might be worse!— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) February 17, 2019
That last takedown attempt though— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) February 17, 2019
Wow that was horrific, white belt level. Should have been gentlemen’s agreement for no takedowns.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) February 17, 2019
robbery— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) February 17, 2019
So #Bellator216 the #BellatorWGP match went a lil differently than I was expecting...I thought it was gonna end in the 2nd round by highlight KO...congrats to both cats on a tough as nails fight that went a lot differently than I bet they envisioned in their heads...@BellatorMMA— TheOnceAndFutureKing (@BensonHenderson) February 17, 2019
No matter who you thought won that, can we agree Lima will most likely smash them? #Bellator216— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) February 17, 2019
MIRKO CRO COP DEF. ROY NELSON
Crazy to see Cro Cop whipping head kicks in 2019— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) February 17, 2019
Legend— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) February 17, 2019
Take that father time!— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) February 17, 2019
Did you agree with that decision? Nelson vs Cro cop— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) February 17, 2019
Cro cop had the same barber since forever— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) February 17, 2019
So many young hungry fighters trying to get fights but we get a couple of 45 year old out off shape guys ♂️— Henri Hooft (@henrihooft) February 17, 2019
Whose Bellator 216 performance stood out to you the most?
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Mirko Cro Cop