Christian M’Pumbu Added to Bellator LHW Tourney

Friday, February 25, 2011

By FCF Staff

Just days before its fourth season of action is set to begin, Bellator Fighting Championships has announced that French veteran Christian M’Pumbu will compete in the promotion’s upcoming light-heavyweight tournament.

“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 Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney in the official announcement.

M’Pumbu (15-3-1) will enter the competition having gone 4-1 in his last five fights. The 33 year-old-fighter hasn’t competed since last April, when he lost by split decision to Yoshiyuki Nakanishi at Deep 47. The Congo born vet has also competed for M-1 Global and KSW during his six plus year career, and holds wins over Yuji Sakuragi and current UFC fighter Stefan Struve.

“I have wanted to take a step up in competition for some time now. I'm ready for this,” said M’Pumbu. “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’s Season Four gets underway in March and will be broadcast live on MTV 2.