Michael ‘Venom’ Page finally has an opponent for Bellator 179 as the promotion has matched him against Derek Anderson per Telegraph Sports Gareth A Davies.
— Gareth A Davies (@GarethADaviesDT) February 17, 2017
Bellator 179 takes place at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London on the 19th May, 2017.
A welterweight title elimination bout between Paul Daley and Rory MacDonald is expected to headline the event.
Page (12-0-0 MMA) has looked unstoppable thus far in his MMA career. ‘Venom’ has won eight straight under the Bellator MMA promotion and is coming off a split decision win over Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson. Prior to the decision win, Page earned four stoppages in four bouts including a second-round highlight reel KO over Evangelista Santos at Bellator 158: London.
Anderson (14-3-0 MMA) was on a two-fight winning streak headining into his last bout with Derek Campos at Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen, eventually losing via unanimous decision. Prior to the loss, Anderson earned a split decision win over Patricky Freire at Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca before earning a unanimous decision over Saad Awad at Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull