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Reece-Page, Michael Jerome  Michael “Venom” Page, a UK kickboxer, boxer, and mixed martial artist, was born on April 7, 1987.  He is well-known in the MMA world for his unconventional fighting technique, which was inspired by sport karate and freestyle kickboxing (points fighting).  He is ranked #2 in the Bellator Welterweight Rankings as of May 17, 2022. If you want to read different sports related news you can go to the homepage.

Early life

Page was born in St Mary’s Hospital in London to Lau Gar kung fu practitioners Curtis Page Sr. and Pauline Reece. His mother was a nurse and his father worked for British Telecom. His father was from Trinidad. Page is the maternal nephew of Lau Gar Master Stan Brown, who also served as his father’s instructor.  Three of his nine siblings were adopted.  In St. John’s Wood, Page attended Quintin Kynaston School with Olympic judoka Ashley McKenzie.  Before relocating to W10 next to Queen’s Park in 2003, he was born and raised in NW8 near Edgware Road and Lisson Green.  He believed it was only natural to follow suit since practically everyone in his family practised martial arts.

Kickboxing career

Curtis Page Sr., his father, served as his mentor.  Sefena, one of his nine siblings, and the brothers Curtis Jr., Jamie, and Kalon are all champion kickboxers.

Michael Page started practising Lau Gar at age 3 and participated in his first kickboxing match at age 5.  He started to dedicate himself to competition at the age of 8 and participated in his first international tournament in Germany.

His debut came at the US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championships in 1998[26] in Orlando, Florida, where Page earned his first of ten kickboxing world championships.  At the age of  and won the title of British champion over 25 times. Page began participating in adult events at the age of 13. He would workout for five days a week for five hours to become ready. Due to his participation in three weight classes on tournament days, he would frequently fight up to 14 times, and at one instance, he fought 22 times in a single day in five different weight classes.  At the W.A.K.O. World Championships 2007 (Coimbra). Michael Page also won a world championship by defeating Dave Heffernan to take gold in the 89 kg semi-contact division.

He also competed at the 2008 W.A.K.O. Austrian Classics Worldcup in Kufstein, where he defeated Krisztián Jároszkievicz to earn the gold medal in the 84 kg semi-contact division. Page competed at the W.A.K.O. Irish Open 2008 (Dublin), losing to Raymond Daniels in the 84 kg semi-contact division but gaining silver.  In the 84 kg light-contact and semi-contact divisions of the W.A.K.O. Austrian Classics Worldcup 2009 (Walchsee), Page won gold after defeating Jovan Miskovic and Zvonimir Gribl, respectively.  Page made a comeback to compete in the 84 kg semi-contact division in the W.A.K.O. Irish Open 2009 (Dublin), but was defeated by Raymond Daniels.

Michael Page and Kickboxing near the end

Michael Page, who was appointed WKA Head Coach, guided a team to the WKA World Championships 2009 (Huelva), where they defeated Tarek Haydar and James Benjamin Stewart to win bronze in the 90 kg light-contact event and gold in the organization’s first semi-contact prize competition. After being defeated by Krisztián Jároszkievicz, he then competed in the W.A.K.O. World Championships 2009 (Lignano Sabbiadoro) and placed second in the 84 kg semi-contact division. He competed at the World Combat Games 2010 (Beijing) on September 4, 2010, in the 84 kg semi-contact event, where he finished in second place, losing the gold to Krisztián Jároszkievicz. At the 2011 W.A.K.O. Irish Open in Dublin, Page faced off against Raymond Daniels and won silver in the 84 kg semi-contact division.

Page was approached by the Great Britain Taekwondo team to train and qualify for the Olympics but declined to do so in order to focus on a professional career in combat sports. When not practising kickboxing, Page instructs others, primarily at the Hands Down Martial Arts Academies located around Surrey.

Mixed martial arts career


Michael Page made the decision to enter mixed martial arts after becoming dissatisfied with the lack of exposure and the politics associated with competing among multiple kickboxing groups. Since his older siblings reside in Miami. He initially thought about joining American Top Team. But he ultimately decided to begin his MMA career with London Shootfighters in July 2011. There, he trained with people like John Hathaway, Claudio da Silva, Karlos Vemola, Alex Reid, Marcin Held, Jim Wallhead, and Marc Diakiese. Alexander Gustafsson and Page also exchanged blows, James DeGale, Che Mills Christopher Eubank, Andrew Tate , Darren Stewart, Karl Amoussou. He considered competing at the lightweight level. Page trains at the gym for up to seven hours daily and skips IV therapy after losing weight. He practises Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the Gracie Barra facility. Paradigm Sports Management is Page’s agent.


The fight went viral and comparisons between Page and Anderson Silva were made. He was paid £200 for the fight. On February 4, 2012, Page made his MMA debut at UCMMA 26 against Ben Dishman and won via technical knockout from a first-round tornado kick. His original opponent Sam Boo withdrew the day before the fight.

Despite weighing 165 pounds, Page fought Miguel Bernard at UCMMA 27 on April 7, 2012, in a 176-pound catchweight match.  Page prevailed in the opening round by forcing Bernard to submit via an armbar after switching from a triangle choke.

On August 18, 2012, at UCMMA 29, Page competed in a UK-1 bout, marking a temporary return to kickboxing. The UCMMA UK-1 welterweight champion Peter Irving was meant to face Page in a title fight. However when another three opponents withdrew within a month for unclear reasons, Jefferson George was brought in to replace Irving, who withdrew from the bout due to a neck injury. In the second round, Page used a two-punch combination to knock out George, earning the victory.

Super Fight League

Super Fight League made the announcement that they had signed Michael Page to an exclusive 18-month, four-fight contract on June 24, 2012.

On November 2, 2012, at SFL 7, Page faced Haitham El-Sayed in the main event and won by technical knockout when a doctor stopped the fight because of cuts.

On April 12, 2013, Page made a comeback in the Super Fight League to compete against Ramdan Mohamed in the main event of SFL 15. Page won by rear-naked choke in the opening frame.

Bellator MMA


Page revealed that he had signed a five-fight contract with Bellator MMA and that he would compete for Bellator and Super Fight League under their separate contracts after defeating Jefferson George in their UK-1 bout.

In Bellator 82, Page was scheduled to make his professional debut but cancelled due to an old injury that required surgery.  Unknown circumstances led to the cancellation of a second prospective debut at Bellator 90 against Sean Powers.  In Bellator 93, Page made his debut on March 21, 2013. Just 10 seconds into the first round, he knocked out Ryan Sanders to win.

Due to rib cartilage, ankle, knee, and Bellator 102 fight-related injuries, Page withdrew from the match against Kenny Ento. Due to lingering injuries, a subsequent appearance scheduled for Bellator 109 versus Andrew Osborne was also postponed.


Marcus Aurelio, a Fight Master: Bellator MMA contestant, was scheduled to meet Page at Bellator 120 on May 17, 2014, but Aurelio pulled out due to injury. After winning Bellator 116[110], Ricky Rainey was quickly sought after as a replacement. A week later, he learned who his opponent would be. Page won the first round by way of technical knockout.

Next, Page confronted On October 10, 2014, Nah-Shon Burrell competed as the co-main event at Bellator 128. He obtained a unanimous victory. Michael Page announced on December 19 that he had terminated his Super Fight League contract and had instead signed a two-year, five-fight deal extension with Bellator.


At Bellator 134, Page was supposed to take on Curtis Millender. Michael Page withdrew from the fight, however, because he needed six stitches for a cut over his left eye that he received during a guard passing drill. The person Brennan Ward took his place. [119]

On July 17, 2015, Page and Rudy Bears squared off at Bellator 140.  In the opening round, he triumphed via knockout.

On less than three weeks’ notice, Page took on Charlie Ontiveros at Bellator 144 on October 23, 2015, after four opponents—including his first opponent Marius aromskis[ and later Cristiano Souza—withdrew for unclear reasons. After breaking Ontiveros’ jaw in the first round with elbows.  Michael Pageprevailed by verbal submission.


He had been scheduled to compete against Fernando Gonzalez in the co-main event of Bellator 151, but he withdrew since he had already promised to serve as a referee at the W.A.K.O. Irish Open 2016 (Dublin)[129] as the coach of the Top Ten UK squad. Gilbert Smith took his place.

At Bellator 153 on April 22, 2016, Page submitted Jeremie Holloway with an Estima lock to win. Gonzalez withdrew due to visa complications after Page and Gonzalez’s fight was rescheduled for Bellator 158 on July 16, 2016. As Josh Koscheck withdrew, Page agreed to a deal to fight Paul Daley; however, Daley ultimately decided to face Douglas Lima. In his fight with Evangelista Santos, Page defeated Santos by putting him down in the second round with a flying knee. Santos had surgery later because he had a fractured depressed frontal sinus.

The post-fight celebration, which was inspired by Pokémon Go, contributed to the fight’s virality. Bellator asserted in July 2016 that Page had re-signed with the organisation and had four fights remained on his deal.  Page, however, claimed that he did not re-sign and that he still had two fights left under his previous deal.  On November 19, 2016, Page competed against Fernando Gonzalez in Bellator 165’s co-main event. He prevailed in a close decision.


Bellator 179 was supposed to feature a battle between Page and Paul Daley, but talks broke down when Daley opted to fight Rory MacDonald instead. Page was scheduled to fight Derek Anderson but was pushed off the bill due to a neck issue and an old knee injury. [150] After losing his bout, Daley made an effort to fight with Page. Daley declined a second fight that was offered for September 2017 in London and instead chose to compete against Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 183.

Bellator 191 was supposed to include Page, but no fight was ever announced.


Bellator tried to match Page and Daley on March 9, 2018, but talks broke down when Daley baulked at the time.  On May 25, 2018, Page faced David Rickels in the co-main event of Bellator 200. Because to a punch in the second round that created a cut above Rickels’ left eye, he was able to win the bout by verbal surrender. In order to prepare for the bout, he spent a chunk of his training camp at Straight Blast Gym – Ireland. During the open workout and post-fight interview, he paid tribute to his cousin Helena Ramsay, a victim of the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.

On July 30, 2018, Page announced that he had signed a new six-fight contract with Bellator, including three for the competition and three for regular season play.


On February 16, 2019 at Bellator 216, Page and Paul Daley squared off in the quarterfinals of the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Tournament. [164][165] In a dull contest in which neither combatant was able to mount any meaningful offence, he prevailed by unanimous decision. [166] [167] Before to the fight on December 26, 2018, his father passed away.

On May 11, 2019, at Bellator 221, Page faced up against former two-time Bellator Welterweight World Champion Douglas Lima. In the semifinals of the competition. Although having some early success, Page was knocked out in the second round of the battle. On September 27, 2019, Page and Richard Kiely competed in Bellator 227’s co-main event. He was knocked out in the first round by a flying knee.

Page was scheduled to face Derek Anderson in the main event of Bellator London 2 on November 23. But Anderson withdrew on November 12 for an undisclosed reason.  Instead, Page faced Giovanni Melillo, who he defeated in the first round by knockout.

Michael Page competed in a 173 lb catchweight match against Shinsho Anzai at Bellator & Rizin: Japan on December 29, 2019.

In the second round, he prevailed via knockout.

2020 – Page faced Ross Houston at Bellator 248 on 10 October 2020. He won the bout via unanimous decision\


On May 7, 2021, Page and Derek Anderson squared up at Bellator 258. Page and Anderson were scheduled to square off twice previously at Bellator 179 and Bellator London 2. Page kicked Anderson in the first round, breaking and flattening his nose, which caused the doctor to stop the fight in the middle of the rounds.

On October 1, 2021, at Bellator 267, the company’s first event in the UK following the COVID-19 epidemic, Page rematches with Douglas Lima.

He received a split decision victory.


On May 13, 2022, at Bellator 281. Page was supposed to challenge incumbent champion Yaroslav Amosov for the Bellator Welterweight World Title. Amosov withdrew out of the match to participate in the Russo-Ukrainian War, and Logan Storley was brought in to fight for the interim Bellator Welterweight World Title in his place.  Page was defeated by a divided decision.


At Bellator 292, Page will take on Goiti Yamauchi on March 10, 2023.

This is why Michael Page is considered one of the top 11 MMA competitors in the UK.

Boxing career

On July 12, 2017, it was revealed that Page had signed a three-year, fifteen-fight deal with David Haye and Richard Schaefer’s promotional partnership Hayemaker Ringstar. Page, together with Joe Joyce, Qais Ashfaq, and Willy Hutchinson, started training at Hayemaker HQ. On July 27, 2017, under the direction of Ismael Salas.  He still trains at London Shootfighters, but he also trains at Hayemaker HQ four days a week.  Page likened the switch from mixed martial arts to boxing to that of a “sprinter becoming a long distance runner.” Along with Mike Costello and Steve Bunce, he provided analysis for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on BBC Radio 5 Live.

On October 20, 2017, in the co-main event of Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night, Page made his boxing debut against Jonathan Castano.  In the third round, he was victorious by technical knockout. [198] He was in the middle of contract negotiations with Bellator when he was due to make his debut on the undercard of Haye vs. Bellew. [193]

On February 16, 2018, Page planned to compete at Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night 2, but Bellator insisted on scheduling an MMA match before allowing him to commit to a further boxing match.

He was supposed to compete on the undercard of Haye vs. Bellew II.  But Bellator disallowed it because of Bellator 200

Page and Michal Ciach engaged in combat at Hayemaker Ringstar Fight Night 3 on June 15, 2018. He achieved victory by knockout.

Bare-knuckle boxing

Page would make his bare-knuckle boxing debut for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, it was revealed in June 2022. On August 20, 2022, he competed in the main bout of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 27: London against experienced Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Mike Perry. Following the sixth round, the contest was called a split draw decision, and Page lost by majority decision.

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