September 30, 1982 |
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Other names||The Angel of Death|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||66 in (170 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Team||Jackson's Submission Fighting|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Damacio James Page (born September 30, 1982) is an American mixed martial arts fighter currently competing for Legacy Fighting Championship in the Bantamweight division. While perhaps best known for previously competing in the WEC, he has also competed for the UFC, Pancrase, King of the Cage, TKO Major League MMA, and also fought at K-1 Premium Dynamite 2006!!.
Page was born and raised in the West Side of Albuquerque, New Mexico. His parents divorced when he was five years old and he also began kickboxing and karate when he was nine years old. 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. 
Mixed martial arts 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 title.
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 Rod Montoya out cold at an Extreme Challenge event to improve his record to 6-3.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Six months later, Page faced the undefeated Brian Bowles and was submitted in short order with a guillotine choke. Page later bounced back from his defeat by defeating #5 ranked Bantamweight fighter at the time, Marcos Galvao at WEC 39 via KO 18 seconds into the first round. He was scheduled to fight Akitoshi Tamura on October 10, 2009 at WEC 43, but Tamura was forced to pull out due to an injury while training. Tamura was replaced by WEC newcomer Will Campuzano. Page defeated Campuzano via first round submission.
Page was scheduled to face Antonio Banuelos on April 24, 2010 at WEC 48, but Page was forced off the card with another injury. Banuelos will now face Scott Jorgensen in a rematch of their bout from WEC 41 which Banuelos won via split decision.
Page was expected to face Eddie Wineland on November 11, 2010 at WEC 52. However, Wineland was forced out of the bout with a shoulder injury and replaced by Demetrious Johnson. After largely controlling the first round against Johnson, Page seemed to visibly tire toward the end of the second and was defeated via third round submission. Page acknowledged that the long layoff may have contributed to his performance, but refused to blame his conditioning and gave credit to his opponent finishing him.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On October 28, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.
Page faced former opponent Brian Bowles on March 3, 2011 at UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann, losing via first round guillotine choke for the second time against Bowles at exactly the same time as their first fight.
Page was subsequently released from the UFC following his loss to Caceres.
Page faced previously undefeated Patrick Ybarra at Legacy Fighting Championship 20 on May 31, 2013. He won the bout via first round knockout. Page faced Matthew Lozano at Legacy Fighting Championship 28 on February 18, 2014. He won the fight via TKO (punches) in the second round.
Damacio's body is decorated with multiple tattoos that all represent deep meaning in his life. Page is a religious man and claims the tattoos are a mosaic of his life. The flames on his feet represent his willingness to walk through hell in order to succeed in life. He is starting his own MMA promotion, Southwest Cage Fighting.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|26 matches||17 wins||9 losses|
|Win||18–9||Elias Garcia||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Legacy FC 31||June 13, 2014||3||2:47||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||17–9||Matt Lozano||TKO (punches)||Legacy FC 28||February 21, 2014||2||3:31||Arlington, Texas, United States|
|Loss||16–9||Marcelo Costa||Decision (split)||Strength & Honor Championship 8||September 21, 2013||3||5:00||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Win||16–8||Patrick Ybarra||KO (punch)||Legacy FC 20||May 31, 2013||1||1:57||Corpus Christi, Texas, United States|
|Loss||15–8||Alex Caceres||Submission (triangle choke)||UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman||July 11, 2012||2||1:27||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||15–7||Brad Pickett||Submission (rear naked choke)||UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva||April 14, 2012||2||4:05||Stockholm, Sweden||Fight of the Night|
|Loss||15–6||Brian Bowles||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann||March 3, 2011||1||3:30||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Loss||15–5||Demetrious Johnson||Submission (guillotine choke)||WEC 52||November 11, 2010||3||2:27||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||15–4||Will Campuzano||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 43||October 10, 2009||1||1:02||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||14–4||Marcos Galvão||KO (punches)||WEC 39||March 1, 2009||1||0:18||Corpus Christi, Texas, United States||Knockout of the Night|
|Loss||13–4||Brian Bowles||Submission (guillotine choke)||WEC 35||August 3, 2008||1||3:30||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–3||Scott Jorgensen||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 32||February 13, 2008||3||5:00||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||12–3||Travis Sherman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||SCA: Duke City Final Fury||January 26, 2008||1||0:12||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||11–3||Richard Montano||TKO (punches)||SCA: Duke City Bike and Brawl||July 14, 2007||3||3:33||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||10–3||Anthony Jensen||TKO (punches)||SCA: Duke City Brawl||April 14, 2007||1||1:37||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||9–3||Rod Montoya||KO (elbows)||Extreme Challenge 74||March 10, 2007||1||2:32||Iowa City, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Genki Sudo||Submission (triangle choke)||K-1 Premium 2006 Dynamite!!||December 31, 2006||1||3:05||Osaka, Japan||Fought at Lightweight|
|Loss||8–2||Danny Batten||Submission (armbar)||World Pro Fighting Championships||September 15, 2006||1||0:37||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–1||Mark Haire||KO (punch)||Fightworld 10||August 19, 2006||1||0:06||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||7–1||Thierry Quenneville||KO (slam)||TKO 25: Confrontation||May 5, 2006||1||1:02||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Loss||6–1||Miki Shida||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Blow 3||April 9, 2006||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6–0||Zack Schroeder||Submission (armbar)||PNRF: Mayhem in Vegas||March 11, 2006||1||N/A||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||5–0||Stephane Vigneault||KO (punch)||TKO 24: Eruption||January 28, 2006||1||1:20||Laval, Quebec, Canada|
|Win||4–0||Scott Johnson||Submission (armbar)||World Extreme Fighting 16||September 24, 2005||1||0:30||Enid, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||3–0||Hyatto Kawabato||Submission (rear-naked choke)||PNRF: Demolition||June 18, 2005||2||1:46||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||2–0||Jeremy Floyd||Submission (rear naked choke)||KOTC: First Blood||March 26, 2005||1||1:33||Socorro, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||1–0||Will Tolliver||TKO (punches)||KOTC: Uprising||February 5, 2005||1||N/A||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
- "Takeya Mizugaki vs. Damacio Page in the works for WEC 45 in December". www.mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
- "Damacio Page won't be part of the WEC 45 card". www.mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
- "Antonio Banuelos inked to face Damacio Page at WEC 48 in April". mmajunkie.com. 2010-02-10.
- "Jorgensen replaces injured Page, gets Banuelos rematch on WEC 48 PPV main card". mmajunkie.com. 2010-03-17.
- "Damacio Page vs. Eddie Wineland slated for WEC 52 in November". mmajunkie.com. 2010-09-09.
- "Eddie Wineland out at WEC 52; Demetrious Johnson faces Damacio Page". mmajunkie.com. 2010-10-20.
- "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010.
- "Bantamweights "Kid" Yamamoto vs. Damacio Page targeted for UFC 135". mmajunkie.com. June 13, 2011.
- "Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto vs. Damacio Page scratched from UFC 135 prelims". mmajunkie.com. September 1, 2011.
- "UFC on FUEL TV 2 adds Pickett vs. Page in Sweden". mmajunkie.com. January 10, 2012.
- "UFC on FUEL TV 4 adds Page vs. Caceres". mmajunkie.com. May 24, 2012.
- "Legacy Fighting Championship 28 Fight Card". legacyfights.net.
- "Exclusive Interview with the "Angel of Death": Damacio Page". FiveKnuckles.com. 2009-11-27. Retrieved November 29, 2009.
- "Damacio Page eyes May return, launching new fight promotion while healing". MMAJUNKIE.com. 2010-01-20. Retrieved 2010-04-21.