Tape rankings @ 175 Catchweight
Who won Page vs Houston?
Michael Page beat Ross Houston by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of Bellator 248, on Saturday 10th October 2020 at Accor Arena in Paris.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Michael Page.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the 175 Catchweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Page vs Houston stats
Michael Page stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Ross Houston made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 0 draws and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Page had a massive power advantage over Houston, boasting at 65% knock out percentage over Houston's 0%.
Michael Page was the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Page had a height advantage of 1 inch over Houston. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Page was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Houston, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 37 to Houston's 27.
Page vs Houston form
Page had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Gianni Melillo at Bellator London on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at SSE Arena, London, England.
Previous to that, he had beat Richard Kiely at Bellator 227 on 27th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Douglas Lima at Bellator 221 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, United States.
Before that, he had won against Paul Daley at Bellator 216 on 16th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had beat David Rickels at Bellator 200 on 25th May 2018 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Page's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Houston's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.