Undefeated British mixed martial artist Michael Page extended his winning streak to 4-0 at Bellator 93 on Thursday night as he easily dispatched of Ryan Sanders in the first round.
In a night headlined by a title-eliminator between Dave Jansen and Marcin Held, it was the 25-year old page who stole the show in his debut fight on US soil.
Venom, who possesses one of the more unusual styles in MMA, didn’t have much chance to show off his precise striking and showboating in a fight that barely lasted 10 seconds, but he gave fans in the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Maine a glimpse of what the exciting British prospect has to offer.
In a complete contrast to Page’s calm demeanour Sanders looked uncomfortable and out of his depth from the moment he stepped in the cage, throwing sloppy kicks until he was caught by a straight right that left Sanders face down with Page stood menacingly over him waiting for the ref to intervene.
While Page is one of the most exciting fighters to come out of the UK in recent memory, on paper he does everything you shouldn’t do in MMA, keeping his Chin high and his hands low.
Luckily, fights aren’t played out on paper and so far it hasn’t mattered, with nobody possessing the skill, speed or athleticism to even come close to beating the cocky Brit.
Coming off of 3 finishes in 2012, one by stunning tornado kick, Page is quickly creating a lot of hype with his extravagant style and flashy finishes, and MMA fans around the world will surely be excited what’s next for the Brit in Bellator.