MVP, Bungard Get New London Opponents

Days away from Bellator London, Michael “Venom” Page and Chris Bungard have been given new opponents after a shakeup the event’s headline and co-headline bouts.

Page was originally scheduled to meet Derek Anderson, but an injury to Anderson forced him off the card earlier this week. Anderson just competed last month at Bellator 229, defeating Guilherme Bomba via unanimous decision. He will now take on the 13-4 Giovanni Melillo.

Page was last in action at Bellator Dublin in September, knocking out Richard Kiely in a bizarre, controversial bout. It was his first fight since losing his undefeated record to new Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix semifinals.

Melillo will be making his Bellator debut in this bout, last competing in May with a decision win over Will Chope.

Bungard, meanwhile, was originally set to face Mario Saeed but will now face Benjamin Brander.

Bungard (14-5) is 1-1 in Bellator, submitting Terry Brazier at Bellator Newcastle in February and dropping a decision to Charlie Leary at Bellator London in June. Brander has not fought since getting submitted by Luca Vitali in 31 seconds in April 2018.

Original Story: MMA Fighting

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