Bellator 91 M'Pumbu vs Vegh PosterThe title fights continue for Bellator MMA as the promotion announced Monday that Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu will put his title on the line against knockout artist Attila Vegh at Bellator 91 on Feb. 28 from New Mexico’s Santa Ana Star Center.

Tickets for the event are on sale Jan. 11 and range from $25-$90. Tickets can be purchased at ComcastTix.com, Bellator.com or by visiting The Santa Ana Star Center box office. The event will broadcast LIVE starting at 8 p.m. MST on Spike, as well as in Spanish language on mun2. The preliminary card will be streamed live and free on Spike.com starting at 6 p.m. MST.

M’Pumbu defends the title that he won in the inaugural Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament by storming through the competition, delivering three highlight reel knockouts along the way to capturing the Bellator light heavyweight world title. With previous victories over Richard Hale, Marcus Vanttinen and Stefan Struve, M’Pumbu is primed for another explosive finish on Feb. 28.

“I am extremely excited about this opportunity to defend my Bellator light heavyweight world championship,” M’Pumbu said. “I look forward to getting back in the cage and putting on a show for all of the amazing Bellator fans throughout the world.  On Feb. 28, I will have my hand raised and remain Bellator light heavyweight world champion.”

For Vegh, the Slovakian finisher is currently riding an eight-fight win streak, including his Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament finals knockout victory over longtime MMA veteran Travis “Diesel” Wiuff. For the man they call “Pumukli”, winning the Bellator light heavyweight world title would be nothing short of a dream come true.

“This fight is all I am focused on,” Vegh said. “I’ve never worked harder for something in my life, and on Feb. 28, I will hold that belt and become the new Bellator world champion.”

“Both Christian and Attila made incredible runs through their respective tournaments, and I expect nothing but fireworks on Feb. 28,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “New Mexico’s own Orthrus Promotions is going to provide Bellator with tremendous support and we’re very excited to begin our partnership.”

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