Page to make pro debut tonight

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 30, 2015


Cameron Page will be making his Ultimate MMA cage fighting professional debut tonight in Biloxi, Miss., at the Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel at 7 p.m.




Page began taking karate lessons at the age of 5 just because he wanted to learn it.




“I started taking karate lessons when I was 5,” Page said. “And I’ve been fighting now for four or five years. When I first started training I didn’t even want to fight. Then after my first fight I meet my coaches and they have gotten me to this point.”




Page’s coaches Daniel Silva and Danny Ruiz are based in Ft. Walton Beach.




“I do some training in Andalusia,” Page said. “But I drive over an hour four days a week to train with them. They gave me this opportunity. I never imagined it would take me to the places that it has. I’ve had fights in New York, Miami and even London. I’m just excited about this chance. I always wanted to be a professional athlete, but I was too small for anything else so I stuck with fighting.”




Before turning professional, Page holds an impressive 13-2 record as an amateur, including the 2014 Fighter Source’s MMA World Challenge Championship.




As for his opponent, Page will be taking on Jimmy Alexander from Gainesville, Fla.




“I don’t really know much about him,” Page said. “The guy I was supposed to fight pulled out, and they had to replace him. I will just have to stick to my guns and do me. I’m confident in all aspects, but I like striking the best. I will have to go in with confidence in myself, but not over confident or cocky. I just have to go in and stick with what I know.”




For those interested in watching the event, tickets are still available and there will also be a live stream of the event available for purchase at Gates will open at 6 p.m.