Michael “Venom” Page looking to continue unbeaten streak in his hometown

Michael “Venom” Page has a chance to win the interim welterweight title at Bellator 281 on Friday night.

The man known as "Venom" enters this weekend's bout with a six-fight winning streak.

Page (20-1) has defeated some of the best competition Bellator has to offer, including Derek Anderson, Paul Daley, and Douglas Lima in his last fight - avenging the sole blemish on his record.

But alongside his impressive resume, Page will also have home field advantage at the SSE Arena this weekend.

The London native spoke to the Mirror Fighting in January about his hopes for the crowd come fight night, "It's going to be crazy out here", Daley continued.

"I want people to keep it in mind that they're going to be screaming, sweating, putting out so much energy that they're going to crash straight after, and we've got parties to go to!

"It's going to be electric from start to finish, we're talking about when I'm in the changing room, building the energy and getting people pumped to the walkout we're going to be doing."

Page is currently 4-0 in Bellator fights that took place in his home country, and it includes his last fight in October.

Change of opponent but the same mindset

Michael Page's original opponent for Bellator 281 was current welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov.

However, due to the current circumstances in Ukraine, Amosov is defending his country and opted to remain in his home to defend against Russia.

Amosolov's replacement is American fighter Logan Storley. Storley has a 12-1 record as a pro, and he offers a contrasting style to "Venom".

While Page is known for his flashy, highlight stealing knockouts, Storley has a more wrestling based background.

He is a four-time NCAA Division one All-American wrestler for the University of Minnesota, helping him to eight wins in his last nine fights.

Despite the change in opponent, Michael Page still believes the goal of becoming champions is the same, "All of my opponents, in my head, are the best in the world", Page told The Mirror.

"I see myself at the top, regardless of circumstances, I was able to attend and fight on May 13 and if I win I will see myself as the top.

"Obviously when Amosov comes back, he will be the one who gets to fight me if you know what I mean. We'll fight to clarify which one of us stays at the top," Daley added.

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