Attila Vegh out of Bellator 84 title fight with champ Christian M'Pumbu
Christian M'Pumbu's first light heavyweight title defense will have to wait yet again.
Bellator's 205-pound champion was set to defend his belt for the first time later this month at Bellator 84. But an injury to opponent Attila Vegh (25-7-2 MMA, 4-0 BFC) will force him out of the fight and off the card, and M'Pumbu (18-4-1 MMA, 3-1 BFC) will be off the card along with him.
Sources close to the promotion on Monday confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com (MMAjunkie.com
) and also said the fight falling off will, for now, result in just three fights on the televised main card.
Bellator 84 takes place Dec. 14 at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., about 20 miles from Chicago. Main-card fights air on MTV2 following prelims on Spike.com.