In addition to tourney semifinals, Bellator 55 adds M'Pumbu-Wiuff non-title fight

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Budgellism
10/10/11 1:33:55PM
In addition to the semifinal round of Bellator's season-five bantamweight tournament, this month's Bellator 55 event also will feature a non-title fight between light-heavyweight champion Christian M'Pumbu (18-3-1 MMA, 3-0 BFC) and veteran Travis Wiuff (65-14 MMA, 0-0 BFC).

Bellator officials today announced additions to the card.

Bellator 55 takes Oct. 22 at Cocopah Resort and Casino in Yuma, Ariz. The main card airs on MTV2 (and in high-definition on EPIX), and Spike.com streams the preliminary card.

The previously announced bantamweight-tourney bouts include Alexis Vila (10-0 MMA, 1-0 BFC) vs. Marcos Galvao (10-4-1 MMA, 1-1 BFC) and Eduardo Dantas (10-2 MMA, 1-0 BFC) vs. Ed West (17-5 MMA, 3-1 BFC).

M'Pumbu won the Bellator title with clean sweep of TKO victories over Chris Davis, Chris Carpenter and Richard Hale in the eight-man season-four tourney. He's now 8-1-1 over his past 10 fights, which included a run with the M-1 organization.

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Travesty145
10/10/11 3:40:57PM
why dont the bellator champs ever defend their titles?
Budgellism
10/10/11 4:21:45PM

Posted by Travesty145

why dont the bellator champs ever defend their titles?



They only do against tournament champions because the guys they bring in for superfights they generally don't keep on the roster. Sometimes they do, but the majority of the time they do not.
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