Michael ‘Venom’ Page (20 -2) and Goiti Yamauchi ( 28-5) are making their first outing of the year at Bellator 292.
The 170lb contenders will step in the cage on Match 10 at the SAP Center in San Jose, on a card headlined by Usman Nurmagomedov as he puts his lightweight title on the line against MMA veteran Benson Henderson as the pair also fight for a position in the next round of the 155lbs lightweight Grand Prix.
Bellator 292 sees Page’s return to Bellator after his allowed fight in BKFC against ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry in August 2022. Before that in May 2022, Page (20-2) lost a split decision to Logan Storley for the interim welterweight championship in London. He looks to get back into the title picture with a win against Yamuchi
Yamauchi had a fruitful 2022 campaign, which saw him knockout highly touted prospect Neiman Gracie at Bellator 284. Earlier last year he secured a first-round submission of Levan Chokheli. This success has seen him claim a No.5 spot in the Bellator world rankings.
Both men look to get a step closer to the undisputed Bellator welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov with a win in San Jose.
Bellator 292 will be broadcast on Showtime in the US with the main card starting around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST.
Meanwhile, British fight fans can watch the event on BBC Sport around 3 AM on Saturday morning.
Tickets for Bellator 292 at available at https://www.bellator.com/