Michael Page vs. Goiti Yamauchi among new additions to Bellator 292 in San Jose

After dipping his fists in the world of bareknuckle boxing, Michael Page is putting the gloves back on.

At Bellator 292 in San Jose, Calif., Page (20-2 MMA, 16-2 BMMA) will return against fellow welterweight contender Goiti Yamauchi (28-5 MMA, 14-4 BMMA), the promotion announced Wednesday as part of a full lineup reveal. The event takes place March 10 at SAP Center with the main card on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie.

Page, 35, returns to MMA after a one-off bareknuckle boxing loss to Mike Perry at BKFC 27 this past August. Bellator permitted Page to take the fight, and though he brought Perry to a tiebreaker round, he lost a majority decision. Prior to that, Page lost an interim title bout against Logan Storley by split decision, a controversial result in the eyes of some viewers.

Yamauchi, 30, comes into the bout off a scintillating knockout victory over Neiman Gracie at Bellator 284 in August. The victory extended his winning streak to three, all finishes.

With the addition, the full Bellator 292 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Champion Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Benson Henderson – grand prix quarterfinal for lightweight title

  • Tofiq Musayev vs. Alexander Shabliy – lightweight grand prix quarterfinal

  • Valentin Moldavsky vs. Linton Vassell

  • Michael Page vs. Goiti Yamauchi


  • James Gallagher vs. Leandro Higo

  • Enrique Barzola vs. Erik Perez

  • Bruna Ellen vs. Keri Taylor Melendez

  • Cass Bell vs. Josh Hill

  • Islam Mamedov vs. Shamil Nikaev

  • Tony Johnson vs. Khalid Murtazaliev

  • Julius Anglickas vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov

  • Alberto Garcia vs. Bobby Seronio III

  • Laird Anderson vs. Rogelio Luna

  • Wladmir Gouvea vs. Sean Tucker

  • Theo Haig vs. Adam Wamsley

  • Demetri Georgiades vs. Dupree Stewart

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie