It wasn’t the kind of dramatic finish we are used to with Michael Page, but he still showed his overall MMA skills at Bellator 216.
Page downed Paul Daley via decision, advancing in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix. He will face Douglas Lima in the semifinals.
The bout served as the headline fight on DAZN from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut Saturday night.
In the co-main event Mirko Cro Cop picked up a decision win over Roy Nelson, sweeping the scorecards. Cro Cop improved to 7-0 in rematches in his MMA career, avenging a 2011 loss in the UFC to Nelson.
Cro Cop has now won nine consecutive fights dating back to 2014.
Cheick Kongo staked his claim to being the No. 1 contender in the heavyweight division, earning a decision over Vitaly Minakov. Kongo is on an eight-fight win streak.
Complete results are below:
Michael Page def. Paul Daley via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) in the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix quarterfinals
Mirko Cro Cop def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Cheick Kongo def. Vitaly Minakov via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Yaroslav Amosov def. Erick Silva via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Valerie Loureda def. Colby Fletcher via TKO (strikes) at 2:55 of Round 1
Demetrios Plaza def. Andrews Rodriguez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Justin Sumter def. Reginaldo Felix via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:27 of Round 2
Kemran Lachinov def. Kastriot Xhema via submission (kneebar) at :53 of Round 2
Tyrell Fortune def. Ryan Pokryfky via TKO (strikes) at 2:21 of Round 1
Vinicius De Jesus def. Rodolpho Barcellos via TKO (strikes) at 3:46 of Round 1
Jesse Kosakowski def. Rodolfo Rocha via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:05 of Round 2
Nekruz Mikrhojaev def. Pat Casey via submission (neck crank) at 1:18 of Round 3