The undefeated Michael "Venom" Page was already set to compete on the Spike TV-televised Bellator 144 main card, which takes place inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Oct. 23, 2015, but a Welterweight opponent had yet to be named.
That's because finding a man to face the undefeated (8-0) phenom from London is no easy task. Just ask Rudy "Bad News" Bears.
Earlier this week, Bellator MMA revealed it has finally found his opponent with a little less than three weeks to go until showtime. Stepping into the fray against Page will be Charlie Ontiveros (6-3), the self styled "American Bad Boy" of Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC), who has spent the entirety of his career thus far in that promotion.
Ontiveros takes a short turnaround after having defeated Bilal Williams by split decision in August.
Bellator 144 will feature a dynamic main event rematch between former champion Brandon Halsey and top contender Rafael Carvalho for the vacant Bellator Middleweight title.
Check out the current -- and now complete -- Bellator 144 card (barring injury) below:
Main Card (Spike TV -- 9 PM ET):
Middleweight Championship Fight: Brandon Halsey (9-0) vs. Rafael Carvalho (11-1)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Brennan Ward (11-3) vs. Dennis Olson (14-9)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Michael Page (8-0) vs. Charlie Ontiveros (6-3)
'Prelims' Card (Spike.com - 6 PM ET):
Featherweight Feature Fight: Isao Kobayashi (18-2-4) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (18-2)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Matt Bessette (15-7) vs. Kevin Roddy (15-15)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Matt Secor (6-2) vs. Jeremie Holloway (7-0)
150-Pound Feature Fight: Pete Rogers Jr. (2-2) vs. Marius Enache (2-3)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Kin Moy (7-2) vs. Walter Smith-Cotito (3-3)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Billy Giovanella (8-4) vs. Brandon Polcare (1-0)
165-Pound Feature Fight: Keenan Raymond (2-1) vs. Damien Trites (6-6)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Sam Watford (debut) vs. TJ Hepburn (4-1)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Ilya Kotau (1-0) vs. Kemran Lachinov (1-1)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Kevin Haley (3-3) vs. Mike Zichelle (7-3)
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