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Bellator lands French grappler Christian M’Pumbu for Season 4 Light Heavyweight Tournament

The field of announced light heavyweights competing this spring for an opportunity at a $100,000 payday and the honor of becoming Bellator Fighting Championships‘ first 205-pound title-holder grew by one today as Christian M’Pumbu has been named as the latest Mixed Martial Artist being thrown into the Season 4 mix. He joins Nik “The Machete” Fekete, Richard Hale, Chris Davis, D.J. Linderman, and Tim Carpenter among the lot of participants.

“Christian’s dangerous in every facet of the game and he could use this platform on MTV2 to establish himself as a force in the 205 division,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.

M’Pumbu holds an overall record of 15-3-1 with 3/4 of his wins coming before the bout’s conclusion including eight submissions and four TKOs. He is 4-1 in his last five fights with pair of first-round finishes in the bunch.

“I have wanted to take a step up in competition for some time now. I’m ready for this,” said the 33-year old Frenchman. “I truly believe that I will be the Bellator World Light Heavyweight Champion. I’m excited about the future. Hard work always pays off.”

Bellator Season 4 fires up on March 5 with Bellator 35 on MTV2 with live events following weekly.

1 COMMENT
  • MCM says:

    Looks like Eliot Marshal is back with the UFC, sorry Bellator.

    Still looks like a good tourney though. I’ve always been impressed with how Rebney doesn’t just go for UFC “vetrans” or fighters that have come from bigger orgs, but is truly interested in finding some of the best relatively unknown talents. It’s like an entire organization of what TUF should have been without the annoying drama.

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