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Bellator 216 post-event facts: ‘MVP’ passes Ben Askren in record books

The second half of Bellator’s weekend doubleheader took place on Saturday with Bellator 216. The event went down at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and streamed on DAZN following prelims on MMAjunkie.

Arguably the biggest grudge match in company history headlined the card. It didn’t live up to the hype, but Michael Page (14-0 MMA, 10-0 BMMA) managed to advance to the welterweight grand prix semifinals with a unanimous-decision victory over fellow Brit Paul Daley (40-17-2 MMA, 6-4 BMMA).

There were a number of other notable results on the card, as well. For more on the numbers, check below for 25 post-event facts from Bellator 216.

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General

Betting favorites went 4-1 on the main card.

Betting favorites improved to 2-0 (with one no-contest) in Bellator main events this year.

Total fight time for the five-bout main card was 1:12:55.

Main card

Page’s 10-fight Bellator winning streak is the second longest streak in company history behind A.J. McKee (13). He was previously tied with Ben Askren at nine.

Page’s 10-fight Bellator winning streak is the second longest active streak in the company behind McKee (13).

Page’s 10-fight Bellator winning streak in welterweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.

Page’s 10 victories in Bellator welterweight competition are third most in divisional history behind Andrey Koreshkov (12) and Douglas Lima (11).

Daley suffered consecutive losses for the third time in his career. He’s never dropped three straight fights.

Daley has suffered three of his four Bellator losses by decision.

Mirko Cro Cop (38-11-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) improved to 7-0 in his MMA career when competing in rematches.

Cro Cop extended his career-high winning streak to 10 fights. He hasn’t suffered a defeat since November 2013.

Cro Cop earned his first decision victory since Oct. 23, 2005 – a span of 4,864 days (more than 13 years) and 30 fights.

Roy Nelson’s (23-17 MMA, 1-3 BMMA) three-fight losing skid is tied for the longest of his career. He hasn’t earned a victory since September 2017.

Nelson fell to 3-8 in his past 11 fights dating back to September 2014.

Nelson has suffered 14 of his 17 career losses by decision. That includes two of his three Bellator defeats.

Cheick Kongo’s (30-10-2 MMA, 12-2 BMMA) 12 victories in Bellator heavyweight competition are most in divisional history.

Kongo’s eight-fight Bellator winning streak in heavyweight competition is the longest active streak in the division.

Kongo has earned six of his 12 Bellator victories by decision.

Vitaly Minakov (21-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) had his 21-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career.

Yaroslav Amosov’s (21-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) 21-fight MMA winning streak is longest among active Bellator fighters.

Amosov has earned both of his Bellator victories by decision.

Erick Silva (20-10 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) fell to 1-1 since his UFC stint ended in December 2017.

Silva fell to 2-5 in his past seven fights dating back to August 2015.

Preliminary card

Tyrell Fortune’s (6-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) six-fight Bellator winning streak in heavyweight competition is the second longest active streak in the division behind Kongo (eight).

Fortune’s four knockout victories in Bellator heavyweight competition are tied for the most in divisional history.

For complete coverage of Bellator 216, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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