Undefeated Bellator welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov is set to make the first defense of his title on May 13 when he faces elite striker Michael “Venom” Page in the main event of Bellator London at SSE Arena in Wembley. The promotion officially announced the bout on Monday morning.
Amosov (26-0) won the title this past June, winning a unanimous decision against then-champ Douglas Lima. The win advanced Amosov to 7-0 in the Bellator cage, five of those wins coming by decision. A former sambo world champion, the Ukrainian-born Amosov now trains out of American Top Team and has 19 finishes in his 26 career victories.
Page (20-1) is no stranger to high finishing rates, having stopped his opponent in 15 of his 20 career victories. In his most recent victory, Page avenged his lone career loss, taking a split decision over Lima in October. That victory closed out a big 2021 for “MVP” that included a win over Derek Anderson in a fight where Anderson was left with a crushed nose.
All but four of Page’s career fights have come in the Bellator cage, with the promotion building him into an attraction based around his ability to score highlight-reel knockouts. He now will fight for a championship for the first time in his career and will do so in his home country of England.
Bellator 260 will air live on Showtime on May 13 at 4 p.m. ET.