Start date: satday 10th October 2020
time: 11.30 am
Location: AccorHotels Arena
Bellator 248 Fight card watch live stream FREE 2020
Bellator becomes the first major promotion to hold an event in France on Saturday afternoon Although Michael Venom Page has unbeaten Ross Houston in front of him on Saturday when the two collide in the main event of Bellator 248 in Paris he isnt hiding from the fact that all he can think about is current welterweight champion Douglas Lima. Page (17-1) the brash and exciting 170-pound fighter from England owes the lone defeat on his pro record to Lima by second-round knockout during their 2019 semifinal bout in the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix tournament. Although the 33-year-old Page has rebounded with three straight wins all by knockout he remains on a quest for revenge that means more to him than a world title.
I have no interest in competing against anybody else other than Douglas Lima Page told CBS Sports HQ on Wednesday. He moved up to middleweight to challenge Gegard Mousasi for the title and regardless of where he wants to go and we are questioning whether he will even come back down wherever he is that’s where I want to be. Wherever he sleeps I’m going to be sleeping there. Wherever he eats I’m going to be eating there. If he wants to move to middleweight thats where Im going to be. If he wants to move to light heavyweight or heavyweight that’s where I m going to be. Either way that’s the fight I want.
Lima will face Mousasi for Bellator’s vacant 185-pound title on Oct. 29 and it remains to be seen win or lose whether he will continue campaigning as the welterweight champion. Should Lima stay Bellator MMA president Scott Coker believes Page might be one spectacular victory away from getting that title rematch in this weekend’s 175-pound catchweight fight against Houston.[Page] has a great record and he had a bit of a hiccup against our current champion Douglas Lima Coker told CBS Sports HQ on Wednesday. I know he wants to avenge that fight but he has to fight Houston first. [Houston] was a champion in an other organization before joining us. This is one of the toughest fights MVP has had and I know he is looking forward to it. He has a lot riding on the line here. Basically it’s not just for the UK bragging rights but also the title implications are going to be severe. Whoever wins this fight if they look good and have a good outing here we are definitely going to consider them for a title shot against Douglas Lima.
Houston 33 is a native of Scotland who is fresh off a successful run through the Cage Warriors’ welterweight division. But he will need to contend with a level of showmanship and athleticism from Page that is rarely seen in MMA even at the elite level. [Page] is one of the most talented athletes you have ever seen. This guy could have been a boxer an MMA fighter he could have been a basketball player or a football player Coker said. He can do whatever he wants to do this guy is so incredibly gifted. He has been able to do things inside the cage I have never seen anybody do before.While this unique event will see the main card go first with the prelims second there will also be a second overall fight card following Bellator 248 on Saturday called Bellator Paris. As the first major promotion to be granted a license for MMA in the country Bellator MMA is taking advantage of it with a two-fight card showcasing a French legend. Cheick Kongo is set to take on Timothy Johnson in a heavyweight contest while Saul Rogers battles Arbi Mezhidov at featherweight.
Let s take a look at the rest of the card and how you can watch all the action. Houston brings a credible enough record and toughness for Page to need to take him seriously. This fight also has legitimate stakes considering a title shot could be in order as a reward for a spectacular win. Bridging the gap of juggling his unorthodox and high-wire fighting style with more conventional methods has alw ays been a bit of a crapshoot for Page who got caught and was knocked out clean by Lima with a counter shot. Luckily for Page Houston doesn’t appear to be on that level. Look for Page to rely on his length and quickness to pot-shot from the outside. As long as he can avoid taking too many chances or getting into a brawl on the inside Page should be able to set the kind of traps which lead to a finish. It just may take some time. Pick: Page via TKO3While UFC Fight Night headliner Cory Sandhagen is coming off a loss in his most recent outing it only feels like Marlon Moraes is in the same boat. Sandhagen and Moraes will meet in the bantamweight main event from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi this weekend.
Moraes beat Jose Aldo in his most recent fight a December 2019 split decision victory. But it’s easy to forget Moraes won that fight since it was Aldo who was elevated to a title shot eventually losing to Petr Yan for the vacant bantamweight championship. Moraes meanwhile has been sitting on the sidelines as something of a 135-pound afterthought despite a 5-2 record in the UFC one of those losses coming two fights ago in a spirited effort against then-champ Henry Cejudo.Sandhagen was carving his own path toward a bantamweight title shot with a seven-fight winning streak. However his most recent outing ended quickly as Aljamain Sterling needed just under 90 seconds to score a rear-naked choke submission in June. The bout with Sterling was seen by many as a No. 1 contender’s spot though things haven’t yet played out that way for Sterling. Still for 28-year-old Sandhagen a second consecutive loss could be devastating to his chances to work back toward a shot at the belt and he’ll need to beat one of the division’s best to get back on track.Here’s the fight card for UFC Fight Night with the latest odds from William Hill Sportsbook.
Everything you need to know about Bellator 248: Michael Venom Page vs. Ross Houston.
One of MMAs rising stars makes his 2020 debut this Saturday as welterweight Michael Venom Page takes on Ross Houston in the main event of Bellator 248 from the Accor Arena in Paris. It is the first significant mixed martial arts show in France. After suffering the first loss of his career to current 170-pound champion Douglas Lima in the semifinals of the welterweight grand prix at Bellator 221 in May 2019 Page ended the year with three consecutive knockouts.Houston comes into the fight making his Bellator debut. The native of Scotland has primarily fought for the Cage Warriors promotion in the United Kingdom. Houston is unbeaten in nine contests but hasn’t competed since June 2019 when he went to a no-contest with Nicolas Dalby. By far this is the toughest test of Houstons career as he’s never faced anyone the caliber of Page. Anytime MVP steps into the cage it’s always an all-action affair so expect a dynamic contest for however long it lasts. Here is everything you need to know about Bellator 248: Michael Venom Page vs. Ross Houston.
When is Michael Page vs. Ross Houston at Bellator 248?
Bellator 248 takes place on Saturday Oct. 10. The main card gets underway at 11:30 a.m. ET which is 5:30 p.m. local time in Paris. Page and Houston should start about 1 p.m. ET7 p.m. CEST but the time depends on the length of the earlier fights.
How to watch Bellator 248: Page vs. Houston TV live stream info In the United States the Bellator 248 main card begins at 11:30 a.m. ET live on DAZN and the CBS Sports Network. After the main card ends bonus fights continue on DAZN.In Canada Bellator 248 is available on DAZN.In Germany the main card (5:30 p.m. CEST) is available on DAZN.Find out more about how to watch on DAZN by clicking here.
Where is Bellator 248?
Bellator 248: Page and Houston will take place at the Accor Arena in Paris. It is the first major MMA event in France.