Scott Coker: Yaroslav Amosov-Michael Page Title Bout in the Works for London in 2022
Yaroslav Amosov is expected to put his Bellator welterweight title on the line in enemy territory early next year.
In a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com , Bellator president Scott Coker revealed that the promotion is targeting a championship clash between Amosov and Michael Page for London. The exact number of the event and its date are currently unknown for the proposed bout.
“We are in the process of putting that fight together now with him and MVP to fight in London at some point early next year,” Coker said.
Amosov improved to 26-0 at Bellator 260, when he claimed the 170-pound title with a five-round verdict against Douglas Lima on June 11. The 28-year-old Ukraine native has bested the likes of Logan Storley, Ed Ruth, David Rickels and Erick Silva during his tenure with the California-based promotion.
Page, meanwhile, avenged the only defeat of his 21-fight MMA career at Bellator 267, as he took a split decision in a rematch with Lima on Oct. 1. “Venom” has won six consecutive fights under the Bellator banner since falling to Lima via second-round KO in the welterweight grand prix in May 2019.
“Believe me, a lot of people are saying well Amosov is so good and he’s – yeah he is that good and that’s why his record is undefeated,” Coker told MMAjunkie. “But MVP has a very unique style and he’s very hard to hit, to catch and it’s gonna be interesting to see how Amosov handles that because he’s fighting like a very awkward, karate style combatant and it’s not like your normal MMA fighter that’s just very straight forward, maybe a little bit more linear. He’s doing a lot of crazy stuff and that’s why people love him, but that fight will happen at some point in 2022 for sure.”