Michael “Venom” Webpage did not come to feel like he had the hardest combat his previous time out.
Competing in the main occasion of Bellator 281 in his dwelling of London, England, Webpage was initially set to obstacle undisputed Bellator Welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov. Unfortunately for the undefeated 28-yr-outdated titlist Amosov (26-), the Russia-Ukraine war compelled his hand as he went again household to support his region in its time of want.
The display went on and Bellator supplied Logan Storley the spot opposite Web page and the two battled it out about the interim crown. Well, “battled it out” might be generous phrasing as the featured bout was lacking in entertainment for most, such as Website page who lost a near break up conclusion.
“I’m a incredibly petty individual,” Site explained to MMA Junkie. “He’s gained but not in any variety of spectacular style. I’ve legit experienced more durable spars. The rationale I say it that way is since bodily I never have a bruise, I don’t have a sore, I really do not have an ache. Everything. It does not even feel like I have experienced a five-round combat. That’s in all probability the most frustrating thing about it, is shedding in a way wherever I know for a fact I could go into a struggle this weekend and truly feel high-quality and be superior to go. I know he could not say the identical.
“I want to get it back,” he added. “I’m heading to be pushing, functioning, putting on more fights right up until I’m ready to get back again to that place.”
Website page (20-2) has only misplaced after prior to his Storley face and that arrived in his first title prospect in opposition to former 3-time winner Douglas Lima in May possibly 2019 (observe highlights). The Brit has since enacted his revenge around Lima in their Oct. 2021 rematch which attained him the second crack at gold.