Daley vs. Page Finally Set for Feb. 16

The wait will soon be over.

British Bellator rivals Paul Daley and Michael “Venom” Page are reportedly set to do battle in the main event of a Feb. 16 Bellator card from Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The news was first broken by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.

The fight will serve as an opening round match in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix tournament.

A bout between the pair has been brewing for years, coming to a head when Daley and Page got into an altercation at Wembley Arena in May 2017 following Daley’s loss to Rory MacDonald at Bellator 179.

Daley nearly considered leaving Bellator earlier this year but negotiated a new contract with the promotion, with the promise of a fight with Page as part of the deal.

In addition to this bout, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports the co-main event will see the return of former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov — the man who last held the title before it was vacated and put up for grabs in the Heavyweight Grand Prix. He will square off with Cheick Kongo, and the winner is slated to get a crack at the winner of the Fedor Emelianenko-Ryan Bader tournament final.

Original Story: ESPN

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