Douglas Lima and Michael Page meet again in the fall.
The rematch between No. 1 and No. 2 in the welterweight division was announced by Bellator officials on Tuesday morning as the headliner for Bellator 267. The event takes place on Oct. 1 at the SSE Arena in London, where Bellator returns to for the first time since 2019.
Lima fought Page at Bellator 221 in the semi-finals of the Welterweight World Grand Prix Tournament over two years ago. The former knocked out the latter in the second round of their fight, which saw Lima advance to the finals. He then defeated Rory MacDonald to recapture the welterweight title for the third time, but did not immediately defend it.
Lima attempted to become a two-division champion by moving up from welterweight to middleweight and taking on Gegard Mousasi for the vacant title at Bellator 250, but fell short and lost by unanimous decision. He later returned to welterweight for a title defense against Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 260, where he lost again by unanimous decision and dropped the title.
Page has rebounded from the loss to Lima — the first of his professional career — with five straight wins, four of which have come by way of knockout. He recently stopped Derek Anderson with a brutal front kick to the face that shattered his nose at Bellator 258. Page made sure to call for the rematch with Lima during his post-fight interview and got it a few months later.
The fight card for Bellator 267 was also confirmed in the aforementioned announcement. Here is what it currently looks like:
Main Card (Showtime, 4 p.m. ET)
- Douglas Lima vs. Michael Page
- Robert Whiteford vs. Andrew Fisher
- Yves Landu vs. Tim Wilde
- Luke Trainer vs. Yannick Bahati
Preliminary Card (YouTube, 12:30 p.m. ET)
- Lewis Long vs. Uros Jurisic
- Kane Mousah vs. Davy Gallon
- Lucie Bertaud vs. Elina Kallionidou
- Charlie Leary vs. Gavin Hughes
- Fabacary Diatta vs. Nathan Rose
- Khurshed Kakhorov vs. Mike Ekundayo
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