Michael Page has an opponent, and he’s not much of a step up.
The top prospect will meet the little-known Charlie Ontiveros at Bellator 144 on Oct. 23 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., Bellator announced Monday. It will be Page’s second straight fight at the Connecticut casino.
Page (8-0) is one of the most exciting, up-and-coming fighters in MMA — a human highlight reel. The Brit is coming off a knockout of Rudy Bears in just 65 seconds in July. Page, 28, is a former star in sport karate and freestyle kickboxing.
Ontiveros (6-3) has fought exclusively for Legacy FC since his pro debut in 2012. He’s 3-3 in his last six fights, but coming off a split decision win over Bilal Williams in August. Ontiveros, 24, is a Texas native.
Bellator 144 is headlined by a bantamweight title fight between champion Marcos Galvao and Eduardo Dantas. In the co-main event, Brandon Halsey and Rafael Carvalho will compete for the vacant middleweight title. ….View original article