There were several fantastic fights at Bellator 292, but the one between Michael Page and Goiti Yamauchi stunned the spectators as Goiti’s knee was shattered in a horrifying manner.
The main event of Bellator 292, which took place on Friday night at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, featured a fight between Benson Henderson and Usman Nurmagomedov. In a welterweight fight during the main card Page and Yamauchi fought and Page defeated his Brazilian opponent just in the first round.
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How Michael Page shattered Goiti Yamauchi’s knee?
In the 26th second of the fight, Venom shot a lightning bolt-like leg kick right at the knee of his opponent. Yamauchi, who has a record of 28 wins and 6 losses in his professional mixed martial arts career, did not see that kick coming, and he fell instantaneously and was unable to stand as a result of breaking his knee.
Page (21-2-0) got back on the winning track with this easy triumph. Last year the British fighter suffered a defeat against Logan Storley which was just the second loss of his professional MMA career.
CHEGOU A HORA!! 😤🔥🔥
Abrindo o card principal do Bellator 292, Michael Page e Goiti Yamauchi se encaram na divisão dos meio-médios!
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The knee shatter also shocked Venom as he did not realize the depth of the injury at first sight. Later in a post-fight interview with the MMA Junkie, Page shared his surprise at the horrible knockout he caused.
”I saw him go down and I just thought, I don’t know – nerve (damage), whatever. But when I saw him grasp his leg, I was like, ‘He’s not getting back up.’ I didn’t see the lump (in his kneecap) until I looked up at the screen. I’m in my celebrating element, and then I actually looked up to see what it was, and it kind of took the energy out of me.” said Page.
The 35-year-old fighter is currently aiming to secure a shot at a title by the end of this year. Who do you think Venom will face off against next? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.