Michael ‘Venom’ Page suffered the first loss of his MMA career after being knocked out cold by Douglas Lima at Bellator 221.
The Englishman was the underdog heading into the contest in Illinois and his inexperience showed against the patient Brazilian.
Lima advances to the final of the Welterweight Grand Prix tournament where he will have the chance to claim his belt back against Rory McDonald.
Page initially had staggered his opponent with a right hand over the top in the second round and his eagerness to get the finish showed.
Rocking back and forth in his traditional karate stance, ‘MVP’ looked desperate to get the finish.
However, Lima delivered a clinical front leg kick to sweep Page off his feet as he lunged in with a right hand over the top.
As the 32-year-old struggled back to his feet, Lima delivered a perfect right hand right on the chin to send his opponent backwards as he slumped unconscious.
As two quick hammerfists reigned down on the defenceless page, the referee stepped in to end the contest.
“I made a mistake, I know I had Lima hurt [in the second round],” said Page after the defeat.
“I got reckless when he caught me with the leg kick, I got up and left myself open. I am fine, I move on and come back.”