BKFC Odds Favor the Visiting Bellator Star
Michael “Venom” Page appears to have the home turf advantage fighting in his native England. But he’s taking on Mike “Platinum” Perry under Bare Knuck Fighting Championship (BKFC) rules. That’s right. Bellator’s own star, “MVP” will fight Platinum Perry in the BKFC as a slight favorite per the BKFC boxing odds. We’ve plenty of boxing betting odds for you to consider.
How Will Page Fare in an Actual Fight?
For the longest time, Page was one of MMA’s biggest prospects. Standing 6-foot-3 with a 79-inch reach, Page had a unique build as a welterweight. He combines his length with a karate style to keep most of his opponents at bay. With a brash personality, Page also had a penchant for smack talk. Simply put: Page has all the makings of a star.
However, he’s consistently fallen short of winning a Bellator title. Most of his opponents have also been low-caliber MMA fighters thus he’s developed a reputation as a “can crusher.” But in a boxing fight, Page won’t need to worry about takedown attempts or submissions. He’ll fight Perry where he’s best at.
Page has typically beaten other strikers. He avenged his loss against Douglas Lima and turned Paul Daley, the knockout artist, into a grappler. On paper, Page should dust Perry as he holds advantages everywhere. But his chin has already been touched and he’s already eyeing fights with Jake Paul. Underestimating Perry can lead to disaster.
Stardom Awaits Perry Should He Beat Page
Perry and bare-knuckle boxing is a match made in heaven. The unapologetic brawler fizzled in the UFC but not for lack of trying. The 30-year-old was just too inconsistent and couldn’t quite put it together. But in the BKFC, all he has to do is “bang”.
He beat Julian “let me bang bro” Lane in his BKFC debut and should be on the shortlist for a title shot against Luis Palomino. But Perry will have to fight smart against Page. Rushing Page could lead to catastrophe for Perry as the Briton is adept at counter-striking. He’ll goad Perry into trying to knock him out.
As much as Perry comes across as a meathead, he’s got a solid boxing IQ. Perry won’t fall for MVP’s tricks. The two-minute rounds will also afford Perry the chance to explode and restore his stamina. If he can keep pressuring MVP whilst avoiding his counter shots, he’s worth betting online.
Page vs Perry Head-to-Head
Page has a whopping eight-inch reach advantage. This will allow him to keep Perry at a distance by using his straight shots. The former also has some kickboxing/boxing experience though not much. Perry was knocked out in his only boxing bout on record.
Page vs Perry Fight Information
- BKFC Records: Page (0-0-0) vs Perry (1-0-0, 0 KOs)
- Location: FOVO Arena Wembley, London, England
- Day/Time: Saturday, Aug 20, 1:00 p.m. ET
- Page vs Perry Live stream: Box Live
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Page vs Perry Prediction
Our heart is with Perry but our money is on Page. Perry’s only shot at victory here is for Page to sit in the pocket and trade. Page never does that. He moves around often and attacks from different angles. Even if he’s not able to throw kicks or knees, Page’s massive reach will allow him to dictate the fight.
Perry will be stuck on the outside and have a hard time closing the distance. It may be an uneventful fight for the most part. But bet on Page to beat Perry by a decision on the online sportsbook.
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