Michael Page, Leah McCourt Make Strides In Rankings After Victories At Bellator 267

Michael Page was in action this past week against the former Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima in the main event of Bellator 267.

The Englishman was able to avenge the only loss of his career that came in the hands of Lima. With this win, Page was not only able to cement his place as a No.1 contender for the welterweight title, but it also helped him moved into the pound-for-pound list in the Bellator MMA Fighter Rankings.

But Page’s win didn’t come without any fuss as Lima forced Page on the ground early in the first round.

The Englishman spent much of two of the three rounds of the bout on the canvas with Lima unable to favor from this situation. But after the fight, two of the three official judges gave a split decision in the favor of Page that was surprising for many fans and experts.

RELATED: Bellator 267: Michael Page Avenges Previous Loss Vs. Douglas Lima Via Split Decision

The judges said Page’s work rate on the feet was more than enough to earn him a split decision victory. He labeled this win as sweet revenge after his demise in the first fight.

Another athlete that made the headlines on the night was Leah McCourt who is currently enjoying a six-win streak after earning a decision victory over Jessica Borga at the event.

McCourt was also able to enter the pound-for-pound rankings and is currently standing at No.9 on the women’s list.

Men’s pound-for-pound
FIGHTER RECORD
1. AJ McKee 18-0
2. Patricio Pitbull 32-5
3. Vadim Nemkov 14-2
4. Gegard Mousasi 48-7-2
5. Ryan Bader 28-6
6. Yaroslav Amosov 26-0
7. Sergio Pettis 21-5
8. Michael Page 20-1
9. Corey Anderson 15-5
10. Valentin Moldavsky 11-1

 

Women’s pound-for-pound
FIGHTER RECORD
1. Cris Cyborg 24-2
2. Juliana Velasquez 12-0
3. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane 11-1
4. Liz Carmouche 16-7
5. Denise Kielholtz 6-3
6. Arlene Blencowe 14-8
7. Cat Zingano 12-4
8. Kana Watanabe 10-1-1
9. Leah McCourt 6-1
10. Leslie Smith 12-9-1
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