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Page, ex-UFC vet Perry book Bare Knuckle fight

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has put together one of the most unique fight bookings of the year.

Bellator star Michael “Venom” Page will take on former UFC veteran Mike Perry at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 27 on Aug. 20 in London, the promotion announced Thursday.

Page, a karate specialist, will remain with Bellator and is competing in this bout as a one-off with BKFC, Bellator officials confirmed with ESPN. Perry is a signed BKFC competitor.

Page, 35, is 2-0 as a pro boxer, having last competed in 2018. The England native is coming off a split-decision loss to Logan Storley in a Bellator interim welterweight title fight last month. Page, nicknamed “MVP,” was on a six-fight winning streak before that defeat.

Perry, 30, won his BKFC debut in February, beating another former UFC fighter, Julian Lane, via unanimous decision. Perry, a Florida resident, signed with BKFC in October 2021 after his UFC contract expired. Nicknamed “Platinum,” Perry dropped seven of his last 10 UFC fights before departing the promotion.

“This will be one of the biggest fights of the year,” BKFC promoter Dave Feldman said in a statement. “MVP versus Platinum Perry is truly a fan’s fight. Two guys that come forward and have power in both hands.”

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