Michael Page vs Fernando Gonzalez booked for Bellator 163 in November
<p>Michael “Venom” Page has been booked to face Fernando Gonzalez in November at Bellator 163, according to a <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a6ff85eea01d4d40b016c1c0c0ccbddf/bellators-michael-page-face-gonzalez-san-jose-nov-18">report by The Associated Press.</a></p>
<p>This is the third time this year that Bellator has scheduled this matchup but visa issues and other commitments have gotten in the way.</p>
<p>Page (11-0) is one of Bellator’s top prospects and has been on a tear ever since being signed by the promotion. At Bellator 153, he faced Jeremie Holloway and won the bout with a toe-hold at 2:15 of the first round. Most recently, he scored a flying knee knockout over veteran Evangelista Santos which resulted in a gruesome compound fracture in Santos’ skull. The undefeated welterweight has gone the distance just one time in his career and has finished 9 of his opponents inside the first round.</p>
<p>Gonzalez (25-13) is currently riding a five-fight win streak which began in 2014 when he was picked up by Bellator. He faced Curtis Millender in May last year and won the bout with a guillotine in the third round. He followed that up with a split-decision win against Gilbert Smith in the co-main event of Bellator 151.</p>
<p>Bellator 163 is set to take place in San Jose, California on November 18. No other bouts have been announced yet on the card.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.