Michael Page vs. Ross Houston Slated For Bellator Paris on October 10th
By Ross Markey
An eye-catching welterweight matchup between striking maestro, Michael ‘Venom’ Page, and the undefeated former Cage Warriors gold holder, Ross ‘The Hitman’ Houston has been added to a Bellator Paris event on October 10th in Paris, France.
Streaking contender, Page, better known as MVP – has won his last three consecutive outings. At Bellator & RIZIN: Japan in late December, the Londoner a second-round knockout victory over Shinsho Anzai.
Making his first promotional appearance since linking up with the Scott Coker led promotion, 8-0-1 Inverness based finisher, Houston competed to a ‘No Contest’ opposite recent UFC resignee – Nicolas Dalby at Cage Warriors 106 in June of last year. News of the high-profile welterweight matching was initially penned by Alfredo Zullino.
The polarizing counter-striker, Page holds a 17-1 professional record, 13-1 of which have come under the Bellator banner since his promotional bow all the way back in 2013. In eye-catching victories, the 33-year-old London Shootfighters trainee has bested the likes of Dave Rickels, Fernando Gonzalez, Evangelista Santos, and former Cage Rage champion, Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley.
In his sole promotional blemish, Page tackled three-time welterweight titleholder, Douglas Lima in the semi-final stage of the Bellator World Welterweight Grand Prix back in May of last year – dropping a second-round knockout loss.
Submission threat and general all-rounder, Houston has yet to blemish from his nine-fight career. With notable recent wins dropping on his résumé – the Scottish challenger has overcome recent threats like Aaron Khalid, Nathan Jones, and Stefano Paternò.