The opening bout of the Bellator 144 main card on Spike TV was a welterweight bout as Michael Page remained undefeated with a TKO victory in the first round against Charlie Ontiveros.
Page (9-0) would land 73% (19/26) of his total strikes in the fight and ended up taking the fight to the ground. The takedown would end up leading to the finish of the fight, which was a short elbow that appeared to break the jaw of Ontiveros.
“I know I can finish anyone. I know I don’t have to prove anything. I hope he’s okay, I’m sorry I finished it like that, but you know I like to impress people,” Page said. “It’s down to Bellator and my coaches as to what happens next, but whoever they put in front of me the same thing is going to happen.”