Bellator Europe’s David Green talks chances of Michael Page rematching Douglas Lima, Paul Daley

LONDON – Saturday’s Bellator Europe 6 marked the final event of 2019 for the promotion’s European series.

For the head of Bellator Europe David Green, the inaugural year was a success. Events hosted in Newcastle, Birmingham, and London (twice), England; Milan, Italy; and Dublin, Ireland ran smoothly and set up the promotion for more European events in 2020.

After Bellator Europe 6, Green spoke to reporters about the series’ traction, as well as a host of other topics. One such subject was the evening’s headliner, Michael Page, who picked up a first-round knockout over Gianni Melillo.

Over the span of his 17-fight pro tenure, Page (16-1 MMA, 12-1 BMMA) has only lost to one man, Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima. Is a rematch between Page and Lima inevitable? Yes, Green said, but not quite yet.

“It might not be the next fight,” Green said. “But I imagine if he wins and Lima wins, that fight has got to happen sooner or later.”

As for a rematch between Page and bitter rival Paul Daley, Green was less committal. Green pointed to the lackluster nature of their first meeting at Bellator 216 in February.

“Look, I think everybody was very excited about that fight before the last one,” Green said. “It obviously didn’t deliver what we all hoped for on the night. Whether there’ll be another one – who knows? Both guys are on a path. Maybe they’ll come across each other again.

“Of course if it does happen, I’d love to have it happen here. I think there is a potentially good fight there between those two guys. We just didn’t see it the first time.”

Bellator Europe 6 took place Saturday at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London. The card streamed on MMA Junkie.

Check out MMA Junkie’s full interview with David Green in the video above.

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