The biggest grudge match in the history of Bellator. The biggest MMA fight in the history of the United Kingdom. A blood simmered for years. Michael Page against Paul Daley has had all the qualities of a brilliant battle for the ages.
That it was not.
Saturday night's main event, the Bellator 216, proved to be a tactical affair as Daley used a cumbersome game plan against his formidable opponent, to the chagrin of fans who expected a merciless war between two guys who hate each other. Page (14-0 MMA, 9-0 BMMA), however, was able to fend off Daley (40-17-2 MMA, 6-4 BMMA) and won a unanimous victory in the series headline aired on DAZN Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut
With this win, Page remains undefeated and qualifies for the semi-finals of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix, where he will meet former champion Douglas Lima.
You can watch the Page vs. the best of times. Daley in the video above. To see the highlights of the complete Bellator 216 main board, watch the video below.
For full coverage of Bellator 216, see the MMA Events section of the site.