MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Michael Page now meets Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos at Bellator 158 in London

Michael Page now meets Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos at Bellator 158 in London After Fernando Gonzalez had to pull out of his Bellator 158 bout due to visa issues, Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos now meets Michael Page in the co-main event per Bellator officials. Page (10-0) has gone a perfect 5-0 since joining Bellator in 2013 including a first round submission victory over Jeremie Holloway back in April. Santos (21-17) heads into this contest off a first-round TKO loss to Saad Awad at Bellator 154 last month. Bellator 158 takes place July 16 at The O2 in London. Here’s an updated look at the card. MAIN CARD Paul Daley vs. Douglas Lima Michael Page vs. Evangelista Santos Francis Carmont vs. Linton Vassell Mark Godbeer vs. James Mulheron PRELIMINARY CARD Lee Chadwick vs. Mike Shipman Spencer Hewitt vs. Pietro Menga Dean Garnett vs. Luiz Tosta Jack Mason vs. Jason Radcliffe Chase Morton vs. Nathaniel Wood Alex Reid vs. TBA C.J. Meeks vs. Danny Mitchell   UFC signs Canadian welterweight Jonathan Meunier, replaces Alex Garcia against Colby Covington at UFC Fight Night 89 Per MMAJunkie yesterday, Alex Garcia was forced to withdraw from this UFC Fight Night 89 bout with Colby Covington yesterday for an undisclosed reason. Replacing him, is undefeated Canadian Jonathan Meunier. Meunier (7-0) has won all seven of his career bouts by stoppage including a first round submission victory over Francis Charbonneau last month. Covington (8-1) heads into this matchup off his first professional loss, suffering a first-round guillotine choke submission to Warlley Alves at UFC 194. UFC Fight Night 89 takes place June 18 at The Arena at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Here’s an updated look at the card. MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10:30 p.m. ET) Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote Steve Bosse vs. Sean O’Connell Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Thibault Gouti Joanne Calderwood vs. Valerie Letourneau PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 8:30 p.m. ET) Jason Saggo vs. Leandro Silva Misha Cirkunov vs. Ion Cutelaba Krzysztof Jotko vs. Tamdan McCrory Chris Beal vs. Joe Soto PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:45 p.m. ET) Sam Alvey vs. Elias Theodorou Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger vs. Randa Markos Colby Covington vs. Jonathan Meunier Ali Bagautinov vs. Geane Herrera   Alex Caceres vs. Yair Rodriguez set for UFC Fight Night Utah headliner FloCombat reported yesterday that featherweights Alex Caceres and Yair Rodriguez will clash in the main event of UFC Fight Night 92. Caceres (12-8) is coming off a dominating victory over Cole Miller at UFC 199 which snapped a three-fight losing streak. Rodriguez (8-1) heads into this matchup on a six-fight winning streak, including a second rouund head kick knockout over Andre Fili at UFC 197.     Noad Lahat signs with Bellator Former UFC featherweight Noad Lahat has signed a contract with  Bellator per MMAFighting.  Lahat (9-2) went 2-2 in the UFC including a knockout loss Diego Rivas in February which prompted his release from the Las Vegas based promotion. There is no update on when or where Lahat will be making his Bellator debut.

Written by James Lynch

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