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.

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

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