At long last, Christian M'Pumbu has a date set for the first defense of his light heavyweight title.
M'Pumbu (18-4-1 MMA, 3-1 BFC), Bellator's 205-pound champion, next month will defend his belt at Bellator 84 against Attila Vegh (25-7-2 MMA, 4-0 BFC). Sources close to the promotion on Monday confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
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.
Bellator 84 is the promotion's Season 7 finale and will be its last event on MTV2 before moving to Spike TV in January for the start of its eighth season. In addition to the light heavyweight title fight, Bellator 84, the company's third trip to Hammond and second this season following Bellator 75, will feature the finals of the Season 7 lightweight and heavyweight tournaments. Also on the card is a rematch between former training partners and current rivals Felice Herrig and Michelle Gutierrez.