Having previously inked the likes of Norman
, Michal Kita
, Marcin Held
, Bellator Fighting
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
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
Besides Billstein, Vegh holds notable wins over KSW welterweight
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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