Damacio Page – MMA FIGHTER

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Damacio James Page (born September 30, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing for Legacy Fighting Championship in the Bantamweight division. A professional competitor since 2005, Page has also formerly competed for the WEC, the UFCPancraseKing of the Cage, and also fought at K-1 Premium Dynamite 2006!!.

Background

Page was born and raised in the West Side of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Page’s parents divorced when he was five years old and he began kickboxing and karate at the age of nine. Page often caused trouble in school, getting into fights and being placed in special education classes for his behavior-disorder. In his sophomore year at West Mesa High School, Page began wrestling and would go on to be a state champion before earning a scholarship to compete for Fresno State University. However, one night three months into his first semester at Fresno State, Page was attacked by eight gang members who left him severely hurt and barely conscious. Because of the incident and transgressions in the past, Page was kicked off of the wrestling team and subsequently lost his scholarship. After the incident, Page found Jackson’s Submission Fighting and also continued collegiate wrestling for Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. At Cerritos, Page was a junior college All-American, finishing third in the state during his freshman year and became a state champion in his sophomore year.[1][2][3][4][5]

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Page made his professional mixed martial arts debut on February 5, 2005 for the King of the Cage organization. He disposed of his opponent, Will Tolliver, in the first round of their bout with strikes.

After claiming victory in his next two bouts, Page fought and defeated Scott Johnson for the WEF Super Lightweight Championship.

An impressive victory over Stephane Vigneault followed, before Page suffered his first professional defeat. The loss came in his Pancrase debut where he was handled by Japanese fighter, Miki Shida.

Page closed out 2006 with four more fights, winning the first two by TKO but losing the final two by submission to Danny Batten in September and then UFC veteran and Japanese superstar, Genki Sudo on New Year’s Eve in K-1.

Fighting just the once in 2007, Page knocked out Rod Montoya at an Extreme Challenge event to improve his record to 6-3.