Injury Forces Attila Vegh Out of 205-Pound Title Clash Against Christian M’Pumbu at Bellator 84
has suffered an injury and will not challenge Christian
for the Bellator Fighting Championships light
heavyweight title at
as originally planned.
MMAJunkie.com first reported
the news on Monday, and Sherdog.com confirmed the development with
Bellator officials. As a result, the Bellator 84 main card will
consist of three bouts, including the Season 7 lightweight
tournament final between Dave Jansen
and Marcin Held
and the heavyweight final between Richard
Hale and Alexander
Bellator 84 takes place at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in
Hammond, Ind., on Dec. 14 and serves as the organization’s Season 7
finale. The main card airs live on MTV2, while the preliminary
bouts will stream on Spike.com.
Vegh won the promotion’s Summer Series 205-pound tournament by
Newton and Travis Wiuff
in a three-month span. Vegh has won his last eight fights overall
and owns 21 of his 28 professional victories by knockout or
M’Pumbu captured Bellator’s first-ever light heavyweight tournament
with triumphs over Chris Davis,
Carpenter and Hale in 2011. He last appeared against Wiuff in a
non-title bout at Bellator 55, falling to the well-traveled veteran
via unanimous decision.
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