Michael Page Gives Update On Cyborg’s Condition After Surgery

Belator 158 transpired this past Saturday July 16 in London, England, and had a lot of eyeballs watching during an otherwise quiet weekend in combat sports. With some great homegrown talent on the card, including UFC veteran Paul Daley and upcoming star Michael ‘Venom’ Page, the O2 Arena was packed to the gills with fans. Also present were MMA legends Fedor Emelianenko, Royce Gracie, Tito Ortiz and boxing great Lennox Lewis

Many, including the high-profile names, were eagerly anticipating some top-level MMA. They got it in doses, but the big story of the night came from ‘Venom’ during his knockout victory over Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos.

Belator 158 transpired this past Saturday July 16 in London, England, and had a lot of eyeballs watching during an otherwise quiet weekend in combat sports. With some great homegrown talent on the card, including UFC veteran Paul Daley and upcoming star Michael ‘Venom’ Page, the O2 Arena was packed to the gills with fans. Also present were MMA legends Fedor Emelianenko, Royce Gracie, Tito Ortiz and boxing great Lennox Lewis

Many, including the high-profile names, were eagerly anticipating some top-level MMA. They got it in doses, but the big story of the night came from ‘Venom’ during his knockout victory over Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos.

But the story of this crazy knockout didn’t end in the Bellator cage, and took a serious turn when it was reported ‘Cyborg’ had been hospitalized with a fractured skull.Fans and fellow fighters such as ex-partner Cris Cyborg and Nate Diaz reached out to the fallen Santos with donations to his Gofundme page (currently at $17,000). Concern grew as the following image circled the web:

Bellator MMA officials later confirmed they’d foot any medical bills incurred by Santos, but he was by no means out of the woods yet. The Brazilian banger had suffered a serious skull fracture and would require surgery. Always the gentleman, Michael Page sent out the following Tweet asking for donations towards Cyborg’s fund, and also revealed just one hour ago that Evangelista had now been released from hospital in good condition.

HELP! Long after the cheers of the crowd are gone, the fighter who entertained the fans is left alone, it is time to show Cyborg Santos the fans of MMA are still here! A veteran of over 50 fights…
gofundme.com

As much as it can be, this update is a happy ending to a somewhat grizzly injury for Santos. Other notable fighters that contributed to Cyborg’s cause include Aljamain Sterling, Chael Sonnen and of course ‘Venom’ himself.

We here at LowKickMMA wish Cyborg a speedy and successful recovery, and tip our hats to Page for being a gent.