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It is very special when you get to see someone you admire and respect achieve greatness right in front of your eyes.
This happened Saturday night at a packed o2 Arena in London when our friend and guest Michael “Venom” Page fought his most formidable opponent yet, seasoned veteran Evangelista Santos aka “Cyborg.”
Michael is a true showman as the crowd chanted “M-V-P, M-V-P, M-V-P” to his entrance complete with sunglasses and Union Jack.
After a hard first round of ground fighting “MVP” changed the game and was soon moving in and out landing punches and kicks at will.
Mid-way through the second round, Michael launched himself into the air and connected his knee to the forehead of Cyborg and in an instant it was all over. Hands down, lights out.
Later in the night Michael found me in the crowd and gave me a big hug, thanked me for the interview on London Real and said, “can we do another?”
Following the fight Cyborg’s ex-wife posted a photo of Cyborg in hospital alongside an x-ray of his skull – the damage is pretty gruesome as you can see below. A GoFundMe campaign has been setup and, ever a class act, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has announced the organisation will cover all medical bills and even pay out a win bonus to the veteran fighter.
You can make a donation to the GoFundMe campaign here.
Fight fans Please say a prayer for my Ex husband Cyborg Santos. Many of you watched him fight on Spike TV this weekend when he suffered this injury while fighting in London. Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again. He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage. Click The link In My bio to donate to his #GoFundMe and support him and his family at this time. Thank you God for your protecion, The dr said this very Easily could have been life threatening. Please show your support for the fighters and share! 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷Fãns de luta façam uma prece para o meu ex marido Cyborg Santos ,muitos de vocês assistiram ontem a luta dele na Spike TV,onde ele sofreu este ferimento enquanto lutava em Londres ,ele ainda está no hospital e não tem certeza quando ele vai poder voar de volta pra casa, @bellatormma é responsável por todo procedimentos médicos que ele precisar para resolver este problema porém ele não vai poder trabalhar por um tempo e nós vamos arrecadar ajuda pra ele através do #gofundme para os fãs patrocinarem ele e sua família nesta hora difícil, Obrigada Deus por sua proteção!! O medico disse que ele poderia estar em risco de vida,mostrem seu apoio aos lutadores e compartilhem isto!!! No meu Perfil do Instagram esta esta o link ajudar! #GodToGlory #figtherlife #teamcyborg #evangelistacyborgsantos #bellator158 #London Spanish 👇
A photo posted by CRISTIANE V JUSTINO 🇧🇷★ (@criscyborg) on
Our wishes go out to Cyborg Santos for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
And as for MVP? Wow, what an incredible fighter and impressive young man.