The event will mark M’Pumbu’s (18-4) first defense of the light heavyweight crown. The Congolese fighter knocked out Rich Hale to take the belt in the Bellator Season 4 finals in May of 2011. M’pumbu would fight just once after being crowned champion, losing a unanimous decision to Travis Wiuff that October.
Vegh (25-7-2) is coming off of his run in the Bellator 2012 Summer Series. The tournament saw “Pumukli” submit Zelg Glesic, outpoint Emamuel Newton, and notch a devastating first-round TKO over Travis Wiuff to earn his title shot.