Michael Page vs. Ricky Rainey
It’s time for pay-per-view action, as welterweights Michael Page and Ricky Rainey hit the cage.
Page (5-0) made an impact in his Bellator debut last year when he scored a 10-second knockout of Ryan Sanders. Rainey (8-2) owns five knockout victories in his career.
Round 1: Page held up his trademark “cobra” hand sign while instructions were being given. Two nice lefts from Page, who is dancing around inside the cage. Huge head kick misses from Page and Rainey is attacking. Nice right hand from Rainey, as Page has his hands down. He lands and hurts him, and again. Flying knee from Page. Page has him hurt, as he tosses him by the side to the canvas. Page isn’t even making eye contact with him and is doing it again. He’s looking at the crowd, walking away from Rainey and landing sharp shots at will. Left, and another and a head kick all land from Page, as Rainey’s face is bruised and bloodied. Showboating from Page and the crowd is booing him. Flying knee, spinning backfist in succession from Page as we go under a minute. Two straight lefts and a right from Page, but Rainey answers. A right hand from Page drops Rainey and this one is over.
Michael Page def. Ricky Rainey via KO (right-hand) at 4:29 of Round 1