The fight card for Bellator
is now complete, promotion officials announced Monday.
The event takes place at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M.,
and is headlined by a light heavyweight title matchup between
M’Pumbu and Attila Vegh.
As previously reported, a pair of lightweight tournament semifinal
bouts will also occupy the main card, as Will Brooks
locks horns with Saad Awad,
Rickels squares off with Jason
Also official for the main card, which airs live on Spike TV, is a
135-pound clash between six-time Bellator veteran Ed West and Santa
Fe, N.M., native Josh
Montoya. The evening’s six-bout undercard will stream live on
Spike.com and features the MMA return of world champion boxer
Holm, who takes on Katie
Merrill at bantamweight.
West last appeared in the Bellator cage in April 2012, dropping a
unanimous decision to Marcos
Galvao at Bellator 65. The Apex MMA representative has lost
three of his last five bouts, including a five-round defeat to
then-bantamweight champion Zach
Makovsky at Bellator 32.
Montoya has competed primarily for the King of the Cage promotion
during a 17-fight pro career. The 23-year-old carries a two-fight
winning streak into his meeting with West, most recently earning a
second-round stoppage of Frank
Morris in August.
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