Having previously inked the likes of Norman Paraisy, Michal Kita, Dragan Tesanovic, Marcin Held, Karl Amoussou and Zelg Galesic, Bellator Fighting Championships has once again turned its attention to Central Europe for talent.

European-ranked light heavyweight Attila Vegh has signed on to compete in the Chicago-based promotion’s sixth-season 205-pound tournament, Sherdog.com has confirmed with Vegh’s coach and manager, Ilja Skondric.

The addition of the 26-year-old Hungaro-Slovak comes as little surprise after Bellator recently recruited German prospect Jonas Billstein, whom Vegh (Pictured) submitted via triangle choke in their June 23 clash in Prague, Czech Republic.

Vegh, who trains out of Octagon Fighting Academy in Bratislava, Slovakia, was due to fight UFC veteran Goran Reljic at Heroes Gate 5 on Oct. 20. The fight has since been cancelled and “Pumukli” has instead joined Reljic’s training camp in Serbia.

Besides Billstein, Vegh holds notable wins over KSW welterweight champion Aslambek Saidov, WFC standout Aleksandar Radosavljevic, hard-nosed M-1 veteran Baga Agaev and, most notably, Finnish prospect Marcus Vanttinen, who was on an impressive eleven-fight win streak prior to meeting Vegh.

No date has been set for Vegh’s promotional and U.S. debut at this time. While a source close to the situation initially suggested that Bellator’s Season 6 light heavyweight tourney could begin in January, new information suggests that the company’s sixth season could begin later in the first quarter of 2012.

Follow Tim Leidecker on Twitter at @TimLeidecker or contact him at www.facebook.com/Rossonero1.

This item was updated Oct. 3 at 12:58 p.m. ET with new information regarding the start of Bellator’s sixth season.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Third Time’s a Charm? Michael Page vs. Fernando Gonzalez Booked for Bellator in November

  • 27 days ago
  • 11 views

After originally being slated for Bellator 151 and Bellator 158, Michael “Venom” Page has again been booked to fight Fernando Gonzalez, this time in November. read news >>

Former Champ Alexander Shlemenko Returns to Headline Bellator 162

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Former middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko and WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley return to action at Bellator 162 in October. read news >>

Georges St-Pierre Believes Rory MacDonald ‘Chose the Best Option’ by Signing with Bellator

  • 27 days ago
  • 69 views

Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre believes his friend, Rory MacDonald, made the right move, signing with rival promotion Bellator MMA. read news >>

After Grisly Skull Fracture, Bellator Should Say No to Return of Cyborg Santos

  • 26 days ago
  • 38 views

In the MMA world Monday, the figure holding the scale between integrity and lucre looked less like a blindfolded woman and more like Scott Coker. The same day, Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos, a 38-year- read news >>

Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull Main Card Fight Highlights

  • 26 days ago
  • 46 views

Bellator's return to SoCal came with some amazing finishes by rising star AJ McKee and Georgi Karakhanyan, while Derek Anderson continued his win streak. read news >>

UFC Signs Former Bellator Lightweight Title Contender Marcin Held

  • 26 days ago
  • 11 views

On the heels of Bellator inking a deal with former UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald, the UFC has signed former Bellator tournament winner Marcin Held. read news >>

Moving from UFC to Bellator, Rory MacDonald Begins His Vision Quest

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

After 21 violent minutes, Rory MacDonald's arsenal was spent. Beyond his last breath, the Canadian contender had nothing left to give as he lay shattered on the Octagon canvas. Few people realized it read news >>

Benson Henderson Will Get His Second Bellator Title Shot in November

  • 25 days ago
  • 16 views

After failing to win the Bellator welterweight title, former UFC champion Benson Henderson will get his second crack at a Bellator belt in November. read news >>

Bellator Continues Global Expansion with Championship Fight in Israel

  • 18 days ago
  • 10 views

Bellator continues its global expansion under the leadership of company president Scott Coker with a November event in Israel. read news >>

CM Punk joins Marvel's podcast

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 views

CM PUNK JOINS THE THIS WEEK IN MARVEL PODCAST By Blake Garris, marvel.com read news >>