Undefeated MMA star Michael “Venom” Page is quite the fighter to watch in the cage. Sporting a tall wiry frame, Page’s background in competitive kickboxing and his unique movements have seen him go unbeaten in 13 MMA fights.
His most recent bout inside the cage was a victory over David Rickels at Bellator 200. ‘Caveman’ was arguably his toughest opponent yet, owning a 19-4 record with wins over stern competition before facing Page.
Page made Rickels call it quits, but the English fighter’s style is not the only enigma where fans are concerned. There’s been much debate, much like with any rising prospect, about Page’s caliber of competition in both MMA and boxing.
His first sanctioned boxing match came last October against a man named Jonathan Castano, a Spanish journeyman riding an 8-fight losing streak with an overall record of 2 wins and 13 losses.
Needless to say, Page toyed with and finished Castano with minimum effort. His opponent tonight, 1-5 Polishman Michal Ciach suffered a similarly brutal finish.
Recap and video of the finish below:
Page was never out of control of the fight. From the opening bell, “Venom” peppered Ciach, a much smaller and clearly less qualified man, with jabs and pretty much anything else he chose to unleash.
For his part, Ciach proved a tough subject in terms of his overall durability, but unfortunately for the Polishman, he was not able to mount any kind of significant offense. Just one minute in and Ciach was stunned and on the canvas by a right hand.
The fight made it to round two, but that was as far as it went.
Page began taunting, throwing in some drunken boxing while the commentator questioned why Page would mock the sport. Perhaps he hasn’t seen “Venom” fight before.
Page put the fight to an end, finally, with a massive right hand almost identical to his boxing debut eight months ago.
Watch on the Youtube player below:
Page will no doubt be looking to return to fighting again soon, maybe this time a step up in competition in the boxing ring, at least, would be interesting.
As for the Bellator cage, Paul Daley is still calling for the “Venom” fight.